Monday, December 12, 2016

Manual do aquecimento global

For thirty years I've translated energy, power plant, and environmental bids, contracts, lawsuits, depositions, reports, financials, laws and regulations. One of the most helpful resources is a competently-written handbook competently translated into one of your target languages. The Skeptics' Handbook by Jo Nova is just such a find. 

The translation into Portuguese is nicely done, and the resulting vade-mécum covers just about every hobgoblin, hoax, prophesy, prediction, prognostication and flim-flam ever invented to frighten children and politicians. Here the author examines the horrible prospect of immeasurably small increases in temperature or sea level as punishment for the selfish individualism of every uncowed thinker able to produce an accurate definition of work, energy and power.

In her own words:

Donors have paid for over 160,000 copies so far in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden and soon in Germany. Over 60,000 copies have been downloaded from this site (and countless others from copies on other sites.) Plus volunteers have translated it into GermanFrenchNorwegianFinnishSwedishTurkishPortuguese, DanishJapaneseBalkanSpanishThaiCzechLao and Italian. The second Skeptics Handbook is available in French and Turkish.  (Versions in Dutch, and possibly Italian are on the way). Updates are placed here, along with translations, as well as places to read comments and links to the web-pages where each part of the handbook will be discussed.

So if you want a Rosetta Stone for environmental science, this is as good as it gets.

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