This is the book I am recommending to everyone now. I just finished reading it, but I've been talking about it long before I'd completed it. It is not a book you breeze through. It is a book you read carefully, thoughtfully--with a highlighter. Just to give you a taste of the content from a true reader, here are a few of my favorites:
"The US is certainly one of the cleanest, more environmentally responsible nations in the world. Virtually, no European country can boast cleaner waters, more pristine rural landscapes or air quality."
"Environmentalist organizations , many of them the offshoot of anti-establishment, radical movement of the 1960's, may have progressed to wearing a suit and tie but they still show a stark aversion to any development. There is virtually no commercially viable energy project of which the green movement would approve."
"The basic interpretation why many politicians of both the left and right have jumped on the global climate change bandwagon and, especially, on efforts to do something about, arguably, a futile effort, is that it leads to the greatest form of revenue ever handed to them. It is a tax that can be levied on goods and services across industry and society both overtly and covertly with the very important distinction that it is not so called. And anyway, who would argue with it anyway if the saving of the planet is at stake?"
"Cut off the flow of massive public subsidies and the alternative energy industrial revolution would grind to a halt--as the European experience bears out."
"No peak oil alarmist prediction has to date proven remotely accurate."
"As much as it has got harder to extract conventional oil, man's ingenuity through technological advances and higher energy prices have colluded to k=make the economically unviable, viable; the unrecoverable, recoverable."
"It is telling that almost all liberal groups. Environmentalist organizations and social engineers the world over have espoused man-made global warming."
"Not one of their alarmist computer models predicted the current cooling period."
We are not dealing with pure science. We are rather dealing with science suffused with strong, anti-human, eco-faith agenda."
While I had my favorites, each chapter had big concepts. What ideas excite you will depend on your personal interest and involvement in the subject. If you are genuinely seeking truth as to whether or not manmade climate change is real, the ideas, charts, illustrations and facts in Energy and Climate Wars will be a formative read. If you feel in your gut that the notion of manmade climate change is crazy, but needed the ideas and data--Energy and Climate Wars is your book.