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The Holes in the Ozone Scare: The Scientific Evidence That the Sky Isn't Falling Paperback – Jul 1992

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  • Paperback: 356 pages
  • Publisher: Twenty First Century Science (July 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0962813400
  • ISBN-13: 978-0962813405
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 13.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,959,135 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I must admit I was not expecting much from this book when I ordered it. A lot of these types of books are merely conspiracy theories with a few facts thrown in to give the appearance of research. But I am pleased to say that i was surprised, very surprised.

The two authors are both scientists who have published extensively on physics and atmospheric chemistry and it shows. They have a sure grasp of their subject matter and are able to relate the fatcs in a way that is easy for the layman to understand, but still very scientifically rigourous.

They quote extensively from scientific literature to show that the grounds for the ozone scare were nowhere near as certain or settled as we were led to believe at the time. What is especially revealing is how many of the "scientists" involved were more environmental activists than scientists, with a history of pushing scare stories regarding the environment. For example, that supersonic aircraft would lead to massive, life-threatening global loss of ozone (it hasn't, despite years of supersonic flight both civil and military).

The authors prove beyond all reasonable doubt, by reference to scientific literature, that the Antarctic ozone hole had been noted for decades before its "discovery" in 1985 by British, French and Japanese scientists. They also recount the ludicrous scare stories that were doing the rounds in the run up to the Montreal Treaty that phased out CFCs - mass blindness and skin cancer, fish dieing out at sea, crops failing, etc.

Buy this book - and read it with a sceptical mind - by the end of it, the authors' objective and rational argument, backed up by reams of scientific evidence will have convinced you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
First entertaining, scientific book on Ozone (global warming) 24 Nov 2010
By Dr. Don - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
21st century science associates wrote an entertaining and deeply scientific picture on the one and only Ozone hole. Why is there a whole in the ozone layer, only one and in the same place once every year? It's where the the Sun don't shine, I'm not kidding. When the Sun shines directly on the northern hemisphere it doesn't shine on Antarctica. Sun light on water in the atmosphere produces the Ozone. The Ozone layer protects the entire earth except for the same very small area in Antarctica. The ''Ozone scare'' is totally a manufactured political game. It is a fraud. No ''scientist'' would ever clam it is dangerous unless they are paid to lie by getting a large federal grant. They all belong in Jail.

This is the same information being used for global-warming.

The drawings and graphs show why an Ozone "hole" can never occur. The concepts are briefly made clear so the ideas will stay with you.

In the first section the science is covered. The second section shows where the fraud occurs. It closes in the last section with pictures and the mystic motivation behind everything.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The usual suspects! 17 Dec 2011
By Michael S. Spencer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Having learnt about the 'Ozone Hole' and the Montreal protocol some years ago I had swallowed the story that CFCs were causing this phenomenon and that CFCs had to be removed otherwise we were "off to Hell in a hand-basket" (or words to that effect). Now, in 2011 having read this book which was first published in 1992 (and I have an updated 1996 version) I was not the slightest bit surprised to find that the overall story was actually a precursor for the present "CO2 is causing global warming" fraud. Amongst the 'players' in the supposed "Ozone Hole" crisis was - surprise! surprise! - the then Senator Albert Gore claiming that it was causing, amongst other things, the spread of AIDS!

As it happens, I have read a great deal about the history of the CO2 scare, in particular books by Christopher Booker and Ian Wishart which were a total revelation about pseudo-scientific scaremongering and financial and political manipulations by various parties hell-bent on achieving their ideological objectives, and so when I read this book written years earlier about the supposed "Ozone Hole" crisis it was just deja vu. One only has to transpose or interchange the scares - "Ozone Hole" for "CO2 global warming" and its like playing exactly the same music but with a different orchestra.

This book exposes the pseudo-scientific chicanery, the 'snake-oil' salesman activities of those promoting the concept, the financial manipulations to a make a few very rich indeed (at the expense of the poor - of course) and, most importantly, the funding up of a number of the 'environmental' movements and the infiltration of educational establishments with quasi-religious 'environmentalism' in order to create a wonderful mechanism for future propaganda. The late unlamented Herr Doktor Josef Goebbels would have been delighted.

This book shows up to perfection just how successful is "The Big Lie" technique, and how this can capture the minds of so many of Lenin's "useful idiots".

So, even though it was written some 20 years ago, it is totally relevant to the present-day campaign to 'save the planet' from the supposed 'pollution' of CO2. exactly the same type of alarmism is being promoted now as was the case about the "Ozone Hole". Thus we see today's 'environmentalism' being used in the same way: deprive the poor and disadvantaged of the very things that can not only lift them out of poverty but also achieve that most necessary of objectives: through education and an improve standard living the corollary of a reduced birth rate, thus REALLY saving the planet from an exploding and increasingly desperate and thus exploitative population relying on primitive and destructive methods merely to survive.

And by the way, GENUINE research showing that this phenomenon is not only seasonal but also subject to solar cycles was first carried out in the 1930s. That this was covered up years later is nothing short of scandalous. Criminal is probably a better word.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Provocative! 24 Feb 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A provocative look at the CFC ozone depletion scare, arguing that the scientific evidence does not support it.
10 of 15 people found the following review helpful
CFCs: Not Guilty of Destroying Ozone 23 Mar 2004
By James McNulty - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
These authors have done an excellent job of compiling well hidden facts, that if were published in media before 1990 would have nipped the environmental hoax of ozone depletion in the bud. There are literally dozens of natural sources for chlorine, such as vaporizing sea water and bacterial action that create atmospheric ozone. In addition, volcanoes belch thousands of tons of ostensibly ozone depleting chlorine atoms in to the atmosphere every year. One of these, Mt Erebus, is in the Antarctic. Exactly where they took chlorine measurements in the 80s and early 90s. In addition to this freon molecules are 50 times heavier than air. The Enviro-Socialists would have us believe that these heavy freon molecules somehow floated high into the troposphere and began munching on tasty ozone molecules. Problem is: No lab has ever been able to duplicate this remarkable ozone eating processed hypothesized by pseudo-scientists Sherwood Rowland and Mario Molina. These two yahoos even made history by being the only two recipients of the Nobel prize ever to be protested by the scientific community. Gee, I wonder why?
The Montreal Protocol outlawing freon ensured monopoly of refrigerant production by the major chemical companies of the world, British Chemical Co. of England and DuPont (under the Jewish Bronfmans) in America. It's very easy to see that the only thing green about the environmental movement is M-O-N-E-Y. And lots of it.
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Good Skeptical Science 7 Mar 2000
By David Wojick - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A very good overview of the scientific arguments agains the ozone depletion scare. Unfortunately the last few chapters are a conspiracy theory that is overstated.
David (dwojick@shentel.net)
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