The Raw Truth as I Experienced it for Eleven Years. Now I can talk. Unlike that "climate scientist" who also reviews this book on Amazon, I give my name.
I was a climate change docent at the National Center for Atmopsheric Research (NCAR) in Colorado for eleven years giving climate change presentations to the public, policy makers and students. I was an offical representative for NCAR and saw it in all its glory...and all its mud (PS I don't say anything bad about NCAR and never will. Like any institution, it has its characters and its humans just being human). I respect NCAR and what it does.
Okay, Ross Gelbspan is not a climate scientist and in my opinon does not "nail" everything down like a publishing climate scientist would... but that being said, he hits climate change science in an amazingly understandable and accurate way in my opinion. However, his expertise as a Publizer prize winner, is investigation.
His investigation results are what I personally experienced in a horrible, painful, vivid way on an almost daily basis for eleven years. I personally knew, saw, talked with and had my almost daily public presentations heard and evaluated by the best publishing Intergovenmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) lead authors in the world...it was not always pleasant as they made sure I stated the science accurately down to the inflection...sometimes rather sharply I might add!
I saw and personally experienced a persistent effort (not at NCAR) by non-scientists and pseudo-scientists (those who don't follow the scientific method) to publicly, officially spread disinformation (once in front of me...I got sick to my stomach), degrade, slander, attack, undermine the actual climate science and the actual climate scientists I knew both on a first and second hand basis for the eleven years that I was involved...why? Money.
Ross Gelbspan tells what I experienced on an almost daily basis...It was absolutely shameful and among some of the darker and more painful days of my life for both me, science, our country and the publishing scientists involved whose work holds up over time.
Many people I personally knew talked of some of the incidents that Ross Gelbspan cites...and some of the incidents described in his book happened to the very people I knew.
His book was required reading at a pilot climate change course at the University of Denver which I took. I urge you to read this Pulizer prize-winning author's book and I endorse it to look into the hidden world of climate science which is on everyone's lips today.
PS- In case you "hear" that Ross Gelbspan did not get a Pulizer prize, here is a link to an actual newspaper article at the newspaper where he wrote, the Boston Globe: (Google "The heat is Online" and the link is there).
Unfortunately, this is a living example of his book's events in action. I find that this is the real deal...and I am grateful...sort of... that I lived through this time in history.