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The Real Global Warming Disaster: Is The Obsession With `Climate Change` Turning Out To Be The Most Costly Scientific Blunder In History? [Hardcover]

Christopher Booker
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17 Oct 2009
This original book considers one of the most extraordinary scientific and political stories of our time: how in the 1980s a handful of scientists came to believe that mankind faced catastrophe from runaway global warming, and how today this has persuaded politicians to land us with what promises to be the biggest bill in history. Christopher Booker interweaves the science of global warming with that of its growing political consequences, showing how just when the politicians are threatening to change our Western way of life beyond recognition, the scientific evidence behind the global warming theory is being challenged like never before. The book exposes the myth that the global warming theory is supported by a consensus of the world s top climate scientists'. It shows how the UN s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is run by a small group of global warming zealots, who have repeatedly rigged evidence to support their theory. But the politicians, pushed by the media, have so fallen for its propaganda that, short of dramatic change, our Western world now faces an unprecedented disaster.

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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Continuum; First Edition edition (17 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441110526
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441110527
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.5 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 199,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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As a noted commentator on the political, social and psychological history of our time, Christopher Booker has in recent years, through his weekly Sunday Telegraph column, become the most conspicuous 'global warming sceptic' in the British press. He has based his view on exhaustive research into the scientific evidence for and against the theory of 'man-made climate change'.

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'[Booker] digs, he makes the calls, he reads the small print, he takes up the cause of the little man and campaigns, he speaks truth to power without fear or favour ... I'd rate [Booker] among the greatest [journalists] of the age ... [The Real Global Warming Disaster] is another of those classics which any vaguely intelligent person who wants to know what's really going on needs to read.' --James Delingpole, The Spectator

About the Author

As a noted commentator on the political, social and psychological history of our time, Christopher Booker has in recent years, through his weekly Sunday Telegraph column, become the most conspicuous global warming sceptic in the British press. He has based his view on exhaustive research into the scientific evidence for and against the theory of man-made climate change . His professional interest in this issue grew out of research for his previous book Scared The Death, co-written with Dr Richard North, a study of the scare phenomenon which has been such a prominent feature of Western life in recent decades. Booker s other recent books have included The Seven Basic Plots, a best-selling analysis of why we tell stories which has established itself as a standard text (also published by Continuum). He has been an author and journalist for nearly 50 years, and was the founding editor of the satirical magazine Private Eye.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Global Warming is it real? 7 Jun 2013
By John
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This was a fairly concentrated read - but well worth it. a lot of believeable information and it helps to balance the obsession with Global Warming (and its all our fault!) which permeates just about every newspaper and TV report. Would you believe I was doing a survey for a local library recently and one of the staff asked whether I was going to be asking any questions about how Global Warming is impacting on people attending the library !!!!! It's become an unhealthy obsession and Christopher Booker book give you "the other side of the story". Excellent.
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242 of 277 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and devastating 15 Oct 2009
By Gareth
Format:Hardcover
This is easily the best of several books I have read on the subject of global warming. Booker traces the history of the alarm over AGW from its origin - following the careers of the main proponents of the scare, such as James Hansen and Al Gore. In doing so he highlights their political manouevring, their inability to debate and justify their views and their growing vested interests. He describes in detail the way the notorious "Hockey Stick" graph appeared, became a major propaganda weapon, then became completely discredited. He describes how the British government's scientific advisers were exposed and humiliated when they tried to recruit leading Russian scientists to the crusade against global warming.
Booker goes on to chronicle the political response to warming - the process that led to Kyoto, the proliferation of useless wind farms and the British government's new law which requires us to reduce CO2 emissions by 80%, without having the slightest idea how to do so without shutting down the economy.
If you only buy one book about global warming, buy this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent expose 29 July 2014
By wonky
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This excellent book deserves to be on the reading list of politicians everywhere. Booker shows how the evidence for man-made climate change is not only flimsy but, in some key cases, actually fraudulent. Why do people lie about the data? The answer is, as ever, money. Environmentalists lie because that's how they get their charitable donations. Scientists lie because they want the juicy grant money that's doled out for 'global warming' research, and in any case it's not in their career interests to admit that there's no evidence that human activity has caused climate change. Think that cynical ? Well, Booker names a goodly number of scientists who have exposed (for example) the fact that there's no link between CO2 emissions and global temperatures, and whose livelihoods have been ruined as result. He also lambasts Al Gore's politically influential "An Inconvenient Truth" for being chock-full of convenient lies. Why convenient ? Because Mr Gore, reveals Booker, has huge financial interests in the carbon-offset market. Go buy this book and prepare to ditch your media-supported sacrosanct beliefs.
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95 of 116 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A definitive judgement 25 Oct 2009
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Put out the phone, take the cat off the hook and settle down in your igloo with this admirable and most entertaining narration of warmist frauds, scams, and book-cooking. Apparently, when you serve a higher truth, lying is alright.
This fine history, fully referenced, is on the politics of it all. It's a rivetting read and a real eye-opener.
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117 of 143 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone Should Read This Book! 19 Nov 2009
Format:Hardcover
Everyone should read it, but especially if you are a politician or policy maker heading for the Copenhagen Climate Conference later this year. Sadly, of course, they will not.

Christopher Booker has written a devastating critique of the `global warming consensus' that has grown-up and been driven by an array of individuals and groups (but certainly not expert climate scientists), aided by a weak and compliant media. See my review of Flat Earth News by Nick Davies to see just how easy it is to use the media and some of these people, including Al Gore are true experts in media manipulation and news management.

I am no scientist, but I have become curious enough over the years to investigate a little deeper into the `scientific consensus' that mankind has put the earth in such a serious environmental state that it can only be saved by drastic government actions. Of course, the truth is there is no scientific consensus and never has been. Why our political leaders have not been at least as equally as curious is a damning indictment of them - after all they are the ones committing our economies to potentially billions of pounds of expenditure to `save the planet'. As responsible public servants, they have a duty to ensure the money will be well spent and achieve the stated objective.

One of the most telling sections for me is an incident in the Australian Senate earlier this year, when a Senator wanted the answer to 3 questions before he would vote with the government on a controversial cap and trade scheme driven by a blind belief in the `global warming consensus'.
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55 of 68 people found the following review helpful
By Bt Fish
Format:Hardcover
What an eye opening account of how political agenda has pervaded scientific thought! I can imagine this is what it must have been like in Communist Russia where all dissenters are ridiculed and persecuted (removal from senior positions and taking away of grants) for refusing to tow the party line.

It is frightening at just how powerful the pro- global warming phenom has become, and how such senior figures as Barack Obama are publicly declaring it as being a scientific fact when it is anything but.

If the sources and information provided in this book are accurate (which I'm not doubting for an instant) then the world must take a step back and reconsider their stance on what, as the author declares, may just be the most far reaching economic suicide the world has yet seen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My 'Bible" on Climate Change. The arguments presented are ...
My 'Bible" on Climate Change. The arguments presented are back-up with references to academic work and cannot be challenged.
Published 1 month ago by Simon
1.0 out of 5 stars A waste of money and time
The worst possible book on climate change. It can only appeal to skeptics who refuse to talk about science and vouch for the continuation of fossil fuel dominance.
Published 7 months ago by Andrea Marandino
1.0 out of 5 stars Dire and devious
Booker is a liar, and a dangerous one at that. Evidence of AGW is overwhelming, and even if it weren't, surely the Precautionary principle should come into play here?! Read more
Published 9 months ago by J. Cushley
5.0 out of 5 stars Look For The Truth
Most of us are not trained in climate science, so, if we really want to know what's going on, it makes sense to look at the opinions of scientists on both sides of the debate. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Harry McComish
5.0 out of 5 stars The real truth.
A truly balanced report, expertly researched and compiled. Here we have all the truths, lies and hypocrisy concerning the global warming hysteria. A revelation!
Published 12 months ago by Bernard Colbran
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Great book makes a very interesting read and was like new when purchased even though was second hand speedy postage too :-)
Published 13 months ago by polly
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Finally a clear, concise, truthful account of the history of the manmade Climate Change scam being fostered on the citizens of this world. Read more
Published 14 months ago by emblenworldtour
5.0 out of 5 stars Green view
Very useful insight into global warming arguments.
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Published 17 months ago by Alec C Dawson
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Being a keen follower of the weather - this book supports my own (non-scientific) reasonings. Well done Christopher Booker and anybody that believes the current 'experts' - usually... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Roger Holt
5.0 out of 5 stars false science and the big lie
A fact based and assiduously researched book that explains in explicit-cannot-put-this-book-down-for-a-minute prose how the false science, great lie and new religion of 'global... Read more
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