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Global Warming in a Politically Correct Climate: How Truth Became Controversial Paperback – January 4, 2004
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He begins with the DDT ban and works his way through acid rain, the asbestos ban, the ozone hole and, finally, to global warming. In each case he points out the distortion and, on the part of government officials, withholding of scientific evidence, which refutes the claims of the environmentalists.
I was especially surprised concerning the events and lack of scientific information on the part of Joseph Califano, William Reilly and the Environmental Protection Agency concerning the asbestos ban. I was unaware that there are three different types of asbestos and that 95% ever used is the harmless form, chrysolite or white asbestos. Typically with environmental issues, the news media, our much vaunted "Fourth Estate," failed in its duty to "inform the public" concerning this issue. Fear and panic sold much better than truth.
The most extensive chapter is "Catastrophic Global Warming." Mr. Mathiesen presents the history and scientific findings on both sides of the issue. However, in the end, the environmentalist side comes up wanting.
I have several criticisms of the work. There is no table of contents or index and I would like to see more references. The forcefulness of the Introduction may put off all but the converted.
Despite this, Mr. Mathiesen's book is an important and welcome addition. The points raised by this book deserve clear, honest, rational answers. It is too bad that our politicians and news media have for so long ignored the issues raised here by Mathiesen.
I recommend this work for anyone interested in clarity and truth in environmental issues.
Explore scientific studies you may not have had an opportunity to consider in the past, ignored in the race by media to create sensational headlines. Learn about the power given to "green" groups to manipulate laws and regulations and explore the philosophies that drive the movement. (Greenpeace co-founder Paul Watson: "It doesn't matter what is true; it only matters what people believe is true. [Greenpeace] became a myth and a myth generating machine.")
What have you got to lose? If you're tired of feeling anxious, worried and guilty all the time thanks to the media, perhaps looking at the state of the world from a different perspective will give you a whole new lease on life.
I only give the book four stars because it delves too much into other environmental scams (after all the title is "Global Warming...") but the information is interesting and useful. The book is well worth reading even if you have read similar books as this is the most recent.
What gives the book credibility for me is the righteous indignation it seems to have aroused from the reviewer from the Netherlands, who refuses to identify himself (other than claiming to be a major scientist) and fits Mathiesen's descrition of the genre perfectly; full of wide ranging claims to worldwide acceptance by credible scientists, except of course those who Mathiesen has cited in his book who the reviewer dismisses as lunatic fringe.
This book should certainly be read by anyone in a government policy making position. Before billions (pounds, roubles, dollars, even French Francs) of taxpayers' monies are spent on CO2 reduction, we taxpayers have the right to ask "are we getting what we are paying for?" Mathiesen's book starts a healthy dialogue: that is worth it all by itself.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The author a Dr.Mikhel Mathisen . In the initial acknowledgements, he lends thanks to Nigel Calder, Frederick Seitz, Richard S. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Peter Bjørn Perlsø
A must read for a reality check on "climate change" propaganda!Published 19 months ago by R. Bischoff
Understand political correctness, Get armed and do not stand for it. Science can be questioned and understood rather than taking the word of those scientist via a politician or non... Read morePublished on January 23, 2014 by Grant
I'm not one of the idiotic anti-American leftists several reviewers throw into this discussion (relevance??). Read morePublished on July 28, 2008 by Paul M. Bulger
Still another nail in the coffin of anthropogenic global warming. It is really scary how eager the public is to be misled. Read morePublished on July 4, 2007 by H. Sigurdarson
Hacks like the author are making large bucks trying to discredit global warming. What they do not get is that this will kill 100s of millions of people and dislocate at least a... Read morePublished on November 30, 2006 by DCVoyuer
I am sure the author's views on global warming are influenced
by the fact he is an advisor to Exxon/Mobil. Also, his statement that white asbestos is safe is false. Read more
Apparently many of the other individuals who wrote reviews for this book are fabricated by the author or written by very uninformed peoples. Read morePublished on August 28, 2006 by K. T. Koenig
What a pompous, patronizing, opinionated piece of would be literature Mr. Mathiesen has given us.
I was expecting more scientific facts and was left very thirsty from... Read more