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Corporate sponsored hogwash,
This review is from: Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Ruin Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them (Hardcover)It's a shame it's not possible to give no stars at all, but that's not how it's set up.
So the environmentalists want to control every aspect of our lives. Really? What would they gain from that? It doesn't take much thinking about to realise that there isn't a motive for them to do this.
Writing this book, on the other hand, has been very profitable for the author. Steven Milloy has been paid large sums from Exxonmobil, the most profitable corporation on the planet with sales in excess of $1bn a day - and the company with most to lose if people believe climate change is happening. Prior to this he was paid large sums by Philip Morris, the world's largest tobacco company, and he even had a letter printed in the British Medical Journal claiming that the studies it had reported "do not bear out the hypothesis that maternal smoking/ passive smoking increases cancer risk among infants".
What a nice chap.
Here's a quote from the Guardian newspaper, from 19th September 2006:
"Milloy also writes a weekly Junk Science column for the Fox News website. Without declaring his interests, he has used this column to pour scorn on studies documenting the medical effects of second-hand tobacco smoke and showing that climate change is taking place. Even after Fox News was told about the money he had been receiving from Philip Morris and Exxon, it continued to employ him, without informing its readers about his interests."
Milloy would probably have felt right at home during the McCarthy witch hunts, such is the disdain he portrays towards anyone with an interest in securing a future for the Earth, and it's inhabitants. This book exists purely to enable the ridiculous idea that we as a species can consume forever, without repercussion. Don't buy it.
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Initial post: 11 Dec 2012 12:49:36 GMT
Tom Briggs says:
The reviewer is up to his/her myopic eyeballs in naevity. Exon funding, for example is microscopic compared to funding by western governments to left-wing groups of all kinds. The international green movement is the new communism.
Incidently, McCarthy was proved correct, 60 years later. This has been suppressed by left wing press. Nobody raises an eyebrow when Soros and other filthy rich leftists fund political organizations bent on deconstructing the economy of the west. Of course a lefty would trash this book. Do you really think that it's a coincidence that the Communist party had endorsed Obama? He's the perfect president to usher in draconian regulations imposed by marxist-based green junk science political groups like IPCC. Since the great majority of media is hopelessly left wing, and as such, complicit in the propagation
of false science, I am more determined than ever to buy this book. Milloy should win a Pulitzer for this work. But come to think of it, that once august body has now matasticized into yet another left wing group.
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