The Real Global Warming Disaster: Is The Obsession With `Climate Change` Turning Out To Be The Most Costly Scientific Blunder In History? Hardcover – 17 Oct 2009
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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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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.
This fine history, fully referenced, is on the politics of it all. It's a rivetting read and a real eye-opener.
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'.Read more ›
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.
I would not for one minute suggest that this is the only book one should read on the subject, but for anyone with an open-mind who is willing to see that there is more than one view (the Consensus view) on what is driving climate change this book will provide some interesting viewpoints and facts.
The eco-warriors will claim that this is more conspiracy dwaddle. On the contrary, I think it provides a very credible social and political analysis of how a belief system can take on quasi-religious fervour and bias. The IPCC position was never intended to be an independent and non-bias organisation. Rather it was formed through the vision and influence of a small circle of individuals who were convinced that the relatively recent pattern of observed 'global warming' has been caused by human industrial processes, in particular the release of CO2 (carbon dioxide). The vehicle of the IPCC has evolved into a juggernaut that has travelled via Rio, Kyoto and now Copenhagen to harness the political leaders of the West (post Clinton and Bush) to embrace the theory as truth. Most recently, the Gore machine and his 'inconvenient truth' video provides the ultimate 'dumbing-down' and distortion of science to emerge in a long-time.
The current questioning of Gore by Congressional Committee, the Climategate fiasco and Copenhagen make a lot more sense after one has read this book.Read more ›
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If you only read one book on the continuing Global Warming/Climate Change/ Political Science (Post-Normal Science) Hoax,
this is it!
Myth buster at work. Booker (and sometimes North who often co-collaborates) lift yet more lids on scammers charlatans and liars.Published 6 months ago by R. E. Lee
Should be on the school curriculum. A view just never given these days. A balanced investigation. No sensation, no massaging of statistics, just a look at "facts".Published 6 months ago by juliem
A cynical collection of the most convincing climate change denialist rubbish, all in one convenient place. Gives people what they want though, hence the four star average. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Frightening when you take it on board, and cogently argued'
This book exposes a horrible perversion of science that too many of us have sleep-walked into accepting. Read more
Even though this book is a few years old now, it (in my view) still holds true. How the world can really believe that human activity is responsible for all climate change beggars... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Iain
Christopher Booker is very clued up and his analysis is spot onPublished 17 months ago by James Orr
Common sense and good research make the journalist. Doesn't matter if you believe in AGW/Climate Change Via Mankind's Selfishness, this is a must read if you are at all looking for... Read morePublished 17 months ago by MrsPaul
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