Excellent expose of the shoddy science behind the ozone scare,
This review is from: The Holes in the Ozone Scare: The Scientific Evidence That the Sky Isn't Falling (Paperback)
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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