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Watermelons: The Green Movement's True Colors [Kindle Edition]

James Delingpole
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British author James Delingpole tells the shocking story of how an unholy mix of junk science, green hype, corporate greed and political opportunism led to the biggest - and most expensive - outbreak of mass hysteria in history.

In Watermelons, Delingpole explains the Climategate scandal, the cast of characters involved, their motives and methods. He delves into the background of the organizations and individuals who have sought to push global warming to the top of the political agenda, showing that beneath their cloak of green lurks a heart of red.

Watermelons shows how the scientific method has been sacrificed on the altar of climate alarmism. Delingpole mocks the green movement's pathetic record of apocalyptic predictions, from the "population bomb" to global cooling, which failed to materialize. He reveals the fundamental misanthropy of green ideology, "rooted in hatred of the human species, hell bent on destroying almost everything man has achieved".

Delingpole gives a refreshing voice to widespread public skepticism over global warming, emphasising that the "crisis" has been engineered by people seeking to control our lives by imposing new taxes and regulations. "Your taxes will be raised, your liberties curtailed and your money squandered to deal with this 'crisis'", he writes.

At its very roots, argues Delingpole, climate change is an ideological battle, not a scientific one. Green on the outside, red on the inside, the liberty-loathing, humanity-hating "watermelons" of the modern environmental movement do not want to save the world. They want to rule it.

Delingpole is the bestselling British writer who helped expose the Climategate scandal in his Daily Telegraph blog. He also writes a column for The Spectator . His other books include 365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy (Regnery, 2010) and Welcome to Obamaland (Regnery, 2009).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 536 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Publius Books (6 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005BE0S02
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #335,284 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Several years ago I was sitting round a dinner table with friends. We started to talk about global warming, and I said that I had an open mind on whether man made global warming was happening. The reaction was extraordinary. These were great people who I loved dearly, but one,a science teacher,looked at me with horror and said that I "mustn't say that". A science teacher was telling me I should not have an open mind! Another said that I would not say that if I had grandchildren...
At that point I understood that I was dealing not with science but with a belief system akin to religion.
My doubts about the idea of global warming came from three pieces of knowledge
1 I knew it had been warmer in the past , when grapes were grown in the north of England.
2 I knew there had been a long period of cold called the little ice age
3 it did not seem so long since a new ice age was being predicted with a similar degree of certainty and panic.
I thought there had been plenty of natural climate variation in the past. Why was this modest period of warming any different?

I started to look for more information, and at last found it in this book. It provided a great starting point for further research.
If you want to read one book which will balance the hysterical media coverage of this subject, this is the one. It's well written and amusing while treating the subject seriously.
Thank you, James for your courageous work. It's much easier to be a "warmist" these days.
Bob Liddell
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5.0 out of 5 stars Global Warming Must-Read 22 July 2011
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This is a must-read for anybody who wants to know more about the issue of global warming. Most Western governments are already spending vast and increasing amounts, funded by taxation, to minimise carbon dioxide emissions. Yet not a single scientist has ever managed to prove that these emissions are any cause for alarm. How has it then come about that governments have taken the position that extreme measures which are likely to impoverish us all are necessary for our very survival?

This book addresses this situation with great cogency and historical perspective. It describes how a theory has been initially investigated and then hijacked by politically motivated groups to encourage a panic reaction by politicians. Data have been manipulated, sometimes falsified and always presented with varying degrees of amplification to achieve the desired response.

Delingpole's compelling account traces the actions of the key players in this drama from its origins to the present and provides a lucid analysis of the science, consequences and the motives of the players in what is likely to become known as the greatest single folly ever perpetrated by mankind.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tells it like it is. 9 Aug. 2011
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Delingpole's Telegraph blog is always a delight to read, as he is one of a vanishingly small number of writers in the mainstream media who actually have the balls to tell you the truth. He is often accused of ridiculing the lunatics from the left, but this is not true; all he does is hold up a mirror and allow them to ridicule themselves with everything they say and do.

"Watermelons" is an excellent book. Delingpole tells you everything you need to know about the global warming scam. It's not a book for "sceptics" or "deniers", it's a book for realists who want the truth about the biggest criminal fraud ever perpetrated on the peoples of the free world.

Delingpole shows how a theory about the climate was seized upon by politicians as a tool to destroy the miners and make nuclear power acceptable. Decades later, it's *still* just a theory - yet politicians in the developed world are actively conspiring to destroy their respective economies on the basis of this theory in order to "save the planet".

Truly, the lunatics are running the asylum.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An entertaining read 16 Aug. 2011
By Chilli
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If you like James' blog you'll love this.

We all know 'the science' has become politicised and corrupted by those seeking increased taxes & subsidies and Big Brother controls over our life and liberty. As a result - books on global warming often make depressing reading: Alarmist books because they're full of idiotic ideologically motivated doom-mongering. Sceptical books that expose irrational alarmism, because they make you despair for our future if governed by the eco-doom cultists.

James manages to lighten this otherwise depressing topic with his unique humour and wit. We need more of this. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Delingpole Reveals the Eco-mentalists' True Colours 11 Sept. 2011
By Leoman
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James Delingpole reveals the true nature of the environmental movement. His contention that the Green's campaign may be a stalking horse to revive failed socialist ideologies is hard to fault. The book outlines risk to humankind lies in political interference, control and loss of personal liberty rather than from our (ever changing) climate.
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