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An excellent analysis,
This review is from: Scared to Death: From BSE to Global Warming: Why Scares are Costing Us the Earth (Hardcover)
An excellent book that surgically dissect the mass hysteria phenomena, and how lazy journalism associated with knee jerk political reaction brings untold damage.
It is interesting to see how mass media always look forward, but conveniently never look back at the last scare story (Did Newsweek came back on their 'Global cooling' from the seventies ?'
The most dangerous of all scares, global warming is the only story for which we don't have a conclusion, since we are very much in the middle of it.
Looking at the previous financially disastrous decisions on other cases, one can only fear the next stage of this non sense mass hysteria.
The authors references to 1984 by George Orwel sounds ominiously correct when witnessing how any dissenting voice is being treated.
A courageous work, lucid and full of intellectual integrity by North and Booker.
Warmly recommanded to anyone who wants more than the lobotomized, ready to digest version served daily by the mass media.