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Energy and Climate Wars: How Naive Politicians, Green Ideologues, and Media Elites are Undermining the Truth About Energy and Climate Hardcover – 18 Nov 2010

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Continuum; First Edition edition (18 Nov. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441153071
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441153074
  • Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 2.4 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,180,311 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A good read for anyone interested in climate and energy issues. Agree or disagree, the issues are too important to be viewed through a politically correct smokescreen. The book is a commendable contribution to the debate.' --rereact.com

I like this book and its tone: destroying myths and providing a dose of reality in a world that unfortunately has fallen victim to nonsense and unrealistic expectations form so-called alternatives. Energy is a far too important an issue to allow charlatans to have a say. The future of the welfare of the world depends on the proper management of energy resources and the availability of abundant and affordable energy. Oil and gas are here to stay for a long time. --Dr Don Wolcott, Chairman ROC Oil Ltd & former Senior Vice President

About the Author

Peter C. Glover is a British writer and journalist specializing in political and energy analysis. The author of several books, he is a regular contributor to World Politics Review, TCS Daily, British Journalism Review, and American Thinker. Michael J. Economides is Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Houston, US. One of America's leading energy analysts, he has done technical and managerial work in over 70 countries. He is the author with Ron Oligney of The Color of Oil: The History, the Money, and the Politics of the World's Biggest Busines (2000), which looks at look at how petroleum dictates international politics and was nominated for a Pulitzer prize.

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As a lover of the countryside and a disliker of the large scale energy projects which have destroyed so much of our wonderful landscapes I have found this book particularly interesting. Much of the content I was aware of, however, this book also opened up some other avenues of thought. An interesting read.
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This book is a very pleasant, interesting, informative, never boring reading.
Dealing with a planetary controversial subject like Energy and its many implications, the debate is articulated and hot but never harsch and irrespectful towards others' points of view.
The authors sustain passionately their ideas, but never look dogmatic and narrow-minded (a very rare gift nowadays!), as they use facts and science to substantiate their views.
I would certainly suggest this book not only to the ones interested on realistic, no-romanticistic interpretation of our possible energy future, but also to the many that have already matured firm convictions on their own, as they will be offered on a golden plate lots of challenging thoughts and ideas to test their beliefs with.
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Very interesting book to read, I'd highly recommend it to anyone studying energy academically or those just reading for their own interest as its written in a very readable way.
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You love the Daily Mail and James Delingpole. You love to hear about how UN neo-pagans are trying to support Lucifer by forging a new 'pan-theistic religion' through the UN (p159). You're Euroskeptic and you believe that western citizens are being mean to oil companies and should guarantee them military resources to prop up their trade (p232). You'll love this book!

Energy & Climate Wars is written by an ex legal executive and a gas company chairman, with glowing reviews from 3 oil company big-cheeses so it should be informed about fossil fuels, and the authors promise to stick to the facts rather than the utopian dreams of everyone else. After a chapter bashing European socialism (socialism = damaging fossil fuel industry profits), it covers renewables, peak oil, climate change, petro-state imperialism and India and China. It's an argument for energy nationalism abroad and 'drill-baby-drill' at home.

Unfortunately, when reporting on my climate science day job it's written at the technical level of a child who's just found blog-land. The authors say they're not experts but they know that science is a conspiracy (p93/94).

They attack Al Gore, Pachauri and climate scientist Mike Mann, call Nobel Prize winning physicist Stephen Chu lacking in rudimentary knowledge (p25) and then say climate 'alarmists' don't use evidence because they prefer to attack people with an 'ad hominem' instead (e.g. p228).

They say that scientific consensus doesn't matter, but insist that there isn't one anyway because they and similar 'experts' signed a petition organised by an anti-science think tank.
They use out of context quotes from a 1999 email about tree-rings to say that scientists were trying to hide an imagined cooling in the 2000s.
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Pretending to be an information source about the present and the future with regard to energy and climate, this book is, in fact, a long winded advert for the oil, gas and coal industries. It is the sort of treatise that some industies might use to try to persuade politicians that all is well with the status quo and that the greenhouse effect is simply a figment of the imagination of eco freaks like Greenpeace, Friends of The earth, etc. Much of the book is simply dishonest, or else attempts to mislead or whitewash so much that what it says amounts to the same thing. For example, chapter 5 -The pseudo-science war on Carbon and Climate, contains statements like "Carbon di oxide is a trace gas and by itself will produce little warming." Or "CO2 has been totally uncorrelated with temperature over the last decade and has proved significantly negative in effect since 2002" or "CO2 is not a pollutant but a naturally occurring gas" - this is true of course. But has nothing to do with the function of CO2 as a greenhouse gas. Or how about page 17 where it is stated "The fact is that while the alleged causal link between CO2 and temperature rise remains mere theory, it has not prevented the EU from designating CO2 Public Enemy Number 1". I could go on. There are many statements of this quality in the book. At times the content sounds more like a collection of schoolboy howlers than a serious attempt to inform.

As you read the book, you only need to get through the first few pages before you realise that the authors are pro George Bush and capitalism with no holds barred, ie. total market freedom. The USA is held up as good because of its free market ideals while the European Union is condmned for its "socialism". Is Europe socialist? I hadn't noticed it.
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