There is a new book on climate that should be a must read regardless of your perspective on the role of humans in the climate system.
Climate of Extremes: Global Warming Science They Don’t Want You to Know by Patrick J. Michaels and Robert C. Balling Jr.
Both of these peer reviewed published climate scientists have been active in seeking to promote a wider discussion on the science of the climate system. The authors select a set of climate metrics and show that the reality is quite a bit more complex and often at variance with that reported in the IPCC and CCSP reports. Their chapter 7 also effectively documents a significant bias in the reporting of climate change by the media, which has misled the public and policymakers on the real world behaviour of the climate and the role of humans within it.
This book is a challenge to the IPCC and CCSP editors and lead authors. If they disagree with the conclusions in this book, they should report on this with scientific documentation. If they are silent and ignore the book, however, this will, by itself, help further document the bias that Michaels and Balling discuss in their book.
I highly recommend this book by two very qualified climate scientists for everyone who is open-minded about climate science, and want to learn that there are scientifically supported perspectives which are not being reported by the media and the IPCC and CCSP assessments.