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Eco-Scam: The False Prophets of Ecological Apocalypse Hardcover – February, 1993

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PBS producer Bailey, a former Forbes science writer, explodes shibboleths of the environmental movement in an unsettling, thought-provoking polemic that is certain to stir controversy. Arguing that global food production continues to expand much faster than population, he blasts "population alarmists" Paul Ehrlich and Lester Brown whose predictions of widespread famines have proven untrue. Thinning of the ozone layer is "less a crisis than a nuisance," Bailey maintains, citing evidence to support his contention that the risks to humans and to ecosystems from increased ultraviolet sunlight have been greatly exaggerated. As to the alleged global warming crisis, he reminds us that just 15 years ago "eco-doomsayers" were predicting the advent of a new ice age. In a relentlessly disputatious critique, he also challenges Carl Sagan's computer-based scenario of nuclear winter after a "limited" nuclear war, attacks critics of biotechnology and shows that air and water quality in the U.S. have improved markedly over the last 20 years.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 228 pages
  • Publisher: St Martins Pr; 1st edition (February 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312086989
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312086985
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,441,969 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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the book is great, the author debunks the eco-doomsters' prophecies of imminent catastrophy by citing a historical view of the Eco-doomsters' theories. They have been found wrong every time!, yet remain unrepentant and unapologetic. A necessary book to moderate the debate on Envrironmentalism.Next time a greeno says Greenhouse, you'll say Greenhoax Effect! Buy it now! and save youself from the Eco-Doomsters.
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A thorough expose of the prevalant science-by-press-release methods of the environmental movement. By illustrating how past environmental claims of doom have failed to occur and how past scientific "findings" have turned out false once examined by scientific contemporaries Ronald Bailey casts serious doubts on the predictions of the environmental movement today. The author also exposes the biases of the media and their tendancy to sermonize on environmental issues rather than objective presentation of the facts. A must-read book for anyone who has wondered whether the popular apocalyptic prophesies have good scientific backing or not.
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This book isn't worth a cent. It's full of lies and major flaws.

Almost all scientists agree that global warming is a real danger to mankind. Insteed read something like Boiling Point or Complete Idiot's Guide to Global Warming.
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