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A guide through the climate debate written for people from all walks of life, not just science boffins!

For those new to the subject of climate, welcome to this rich and fascinating world. And for those of you with more experience, you will find plenty of new information here!

In the book, you will explore:
•  The key arguments in the climate debate
•  The wonder and richness of the forces affecting climate
•  What climate has done in the past and might do in the future
And much, much more...

You will investigate questions such as:
•    Are storms really getting worse and more frequent?
Is sea level rising at a steady pace or accelerating?
•    Are the ice caps really melting away?
How do climate models work and how good are they?
Is carbon dioxide really in control?
•    Where does the Sun fit in all of this?
•    Are we going to fry?

You will hear fascinating and humorous stories, such as:
•  The Count stoned to death for scaring townsfolk onto a boat to protect them from a flood that never came
•  The famous South Pole explorer who in disguise crept into town and then messaged his brother in code to alert the press of his famous discovery
•  The procession of monks who knelt before glaciers, pleading with God to stop them advancing towards their village

You will be guided on your journey by Dr Howard Brady
Alumnus Scientist of the Year, Northern Illinois University, who undertook four expeditions to Antarctica with the US Office of Polar Programs.

Dr Brady, a skilled and experienced teacher, recognises that this is your journey. You will be posed questions, presented information to challenge, and
encouraged to form your own opinion. All you need is an open mind!

The book, only $25 (inc. postage and handling), has 14 well-thought-out chapters with reader-friendly diagrams and graphs (176 pages in total). Each can be read in its own right and you can pick it up at any chapter.

I hope you enjoy the book and that it greatly assists you in developing your own informed understanding of climate and the debate surrounding it.


The book reads extremely well and, crucially, is just plain interesting.

Late Emeritus Professor Bob Carter (1942-2016), James Cook University

I have read many books on climate change, but I found much new material here…

Emeritus Professor Cliff Ollier, University of Western Australia

One of the most readable books on climate: concise, clear, rich in its concepts and scope, and some humor!
Emeritus Professor Peter Flood, Former University Pro-Vice Chancellor

You can read about the story behind the book here

"This is the book that I never would have expected to write 15 years ago. Despite its short length, it is rich in detail, the result of a decade of study and careful fieldwork.

I found this book about the climate debate to be as challenging as any exploration venture. There were so many illusionary and false ideas surrounding the topic and leading only to dead ends. I often had to retrace my steps and unravel the illusions before travelling down the next path – hence the title, ‘Mirrors and Mazes’. "
Dr Howard Brady


Chris Smith (2GB 873AM - Alan Jones Breakfast Show) interview with Dr Howard Brady about the book, 'Mirrors and Mazes: A guide to the climate debate'. Aired 31st January 2017.

A book that poses questions and challenges your thinking

© Mirrors and Mazes 2017