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398 of 521 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Political Left Then and Now
It was not that long ago that the main complaint of left wing critics of the American economy was that it produced poverty and appalling social conditions. "Capitalism" was simply a code word for the rich getting richer and everyone else getting poorer. And it was certainly true that the "rich" did get richer, often by improving the life of their customers. Rockefeller...
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3.0 out of 5 stars haven't read the book but read the reviews
Just funny that I read the reviews, then checked my email. I did copy and paste. It's sad that everything is so political. The environment is important, as are all of us "humans". Extreme views either way are never a good idea. There has to be a common ground. Think what you want, I liked it. I didn't read the book because the reviews were very informative. I just...
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398 of 521 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Political Left Then and Now, March 19, 2009
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It was not that long ago that the main complaint of left wing critics of the American economy was that it produced poverty and appalling social conditions. "Capitalism" was simply a code word for the rich getting richer and everyone else getting poorer. And it was certainly true that the "rich" did get richer, often by improving the life of their customers. Rockefeller did not make money by raising the price of oil; he made money by lowering it and improving the standard of living for millions. But, while the original critique was flawed, the sentiment was one of generating wealth for average Americans. Even as late as 1962 when Michael Harrington wrote The Other America this sentiment still dominated left wing politics. How things have changed.

Today, the political left is "green" and their main complaint is not that capitalism produces poverty. They know capitalism produces affluence. And they oppose it. Americans, they complain, consume "too much" and need to make do with less, because the planet is threatened by a whole host of potential ills that require we act now, regardless of the cost. Global warming is only the latest of their concerns, having replaced the completely discredited 'population bomb' threatened in the late 1960s. And their proposed solutions, outlined in their own words, are truly frightening. The old left proposals did not produce affluence, but the new "green" proposals will surely accomplish their goal of impoverishing people if they have their way and increasingly, as Green Hell author Steve Milloy warns, they are.

Green Hell is not a book which discusses in any detail the "science" behind global warming or the actual effects of pesticides, the relative benefits of nuclear power v. coal, solar etc. Readers who are interested in such topics will find an abundance of information on the author's website, Junkscience.com. But what this book does, and does very well, is to outline what "Greens" want for the rest of us, their proposals and what they will cost in terms of freedom and even basic necessities, how they "sell" their ideas, and their hypocrisy. It is a frightening book in many respects, and very well documented with 36 pages of small print end notes.

Before describing some of the Green proposals, one should ask who the "Greens" are. Simply put, they are the leaders of a variety of organizations such as the National Resource Defense Fund, Rainforest Action Network, the US Climate Action Partnership, and a variety of similar groups with non-profit status but which nonetheless bring in millions of dollars from companies with "green products" that they cannot sell on a free market. These companies hope to make money the old fashioned way, by government regulations mandating their products. They also get money from various idealistic individual donors and no small amount of government tax dollars in the form of various grants. Milloy, of course, recognizes that these groups do share identical agendas, and he is certainly not creating a "green" bogeyman. Indeed, he has a great deal of fun discussing the travails of Seattle where one green group will use a variety of lawsuits and public actions to limit the building of new freeways, in favor of "rail" transport, while another green group will work to oppose the building of rail. But the net of effects of all these actions is to lower everyone's standard of living all in the name of an ideology that is basically anti human.

So what are the "green" proposals that Milloy documents in this book. We know several of them. Drive less. Use "smart" "energy-efficient" technology, limit your "carbon footprint" and a host of other platitudes that sound so wonderful you have to wonder how anyone could oppose this sort of thing. Who, after all, is opposed to "smart" and "optimal" lifestyles, "choice" in transportation, and limiting emissions. Well, quite a few people when you read the actual proposals, which is why so many of the green proposals are so vague in the way they are phrased for public consumption. Indeed, as Milloy points out, the manipulation of language is one of the great triumphs of green political activism. But when you examine the details of these proposals, it quickly becomes clear that "drive less" actually imposes significant costs on people, especially when the proposed alternatives are fuel cell buses which cost a mere 3 million dollars a piece, break down frequently, are costly to repair, and do not get you where you need to go. And why not take fewer vacations? Carbon hog that I am, I will leave to go hike Yosemite after I finish this review, but many greens favor centrally planned communities where I need never drive a car, and will certainly not have access to one when I try to visit other places. Virtually no one is talking about the significant impositions of freedom these plans will cost, and few (of the proponents anyway) are honest about rather mundane costs in taxes, both direct and indirect, to subsidize these plans. What's a few thousand per family when we are saving the planet?

But the Green proposals do not stop with simply limiting personal freedom and cutting back what people can afford to do. As Milloy documents, they are also busy creating a water crisis by limiting supplies to fresh water. They were markedly successful in California by drastically cutting back the water supply of the California Aquaduct from the Delta River. The ostensible concern was the protection of the 3 inch Delta smelt, but the reality was that the Fish and Wildlife Service found no evidence the smelt was threatened. Oh well. But southern California now faces mandatory water rationing. And rather than honestly admit that the problem is caused by a political intrusion into the water market, these same Greens are blaming drought and our inability to "conserve." So naturally enough, emboldened by their sucess in California, these same green activists are busy opposing desalinization plants along the coast and limiting access to the Great Lakes, where 82% of the fresh water in North America is found. The goal of "conservation" is so important that these activists will actively work to create a crisis event if none exists to further their agenda.

One could go on and on. Perhaps the most frightening element of the Green agenda Milloy documents in this book is the extent to which it costs human lives. From preventing the use of DDT to fight malaria, and other insecticides to combat west nile virus (for which, he now notes, CDC is limited to suggesting century old proposals) to preventing the use of adequate fire retardants, Green proposals cost lives, and the numbers here are growing. Milloy does of course recognize that there is no free lunch. Pesticides are not entirely risk free, though neither is getting up in the morning. But used properly, there is not a single documented case of a child dying from pesticides. There are many cases of diseases born by pests harming children. But the green analysis of protecting our kids by virtually banning pesticides in schools (by the simple expedient of regulating their use to the point of making them too expensive to use on a regular basis) simply does not make any sort of cost benefit comparison in terms of human lives. And the costs of their proposals are enormous.

All of which makes the hypocrisy of the very wealthy green activists even more galling. We all know that Al Gore uses far more energy than virtually anyone else in Tennessee. But what Milloy details is that Gore is hardly an isolated case. Many of the uber wealthy green supporters, including the ubiquitous T. Boone Pickens and Google founders Paige and Brin are equally keen to raise prices for all of us, but quite happy to continue to waste energy themselves. Even President Obama, after lecturing Americans on the campaign trail to give up the 72 degree thermostat setting has found the oval office a bit too cool for his taste, and has actually increased his energy consumption. "Conservation for thee and not for me," would seem to encompass his view of the "leadership" he promised on this issue. Indeed, the World Wildlife Fund, which is forever urging the rest of us to give up our consumerism, is not above offering exclusive wildlife viewing trips for the uberwealthy at $64,500 a pop on private jets. Milloy took great pleasure in using the WWF's own carbon footprint calculator to find the "cost" of the trip. It should not surprise anyone that the "costs" exceed the yearly energy allotment many greens would like to see you and I live with for the rest of our lives.

There is far too much in this book to cover in one review, but the one topic which Milloy did not discuss is how today's "greens" are destroying one of the great accomplishments of modern civilization: the conservation movement. There is a great deal of irony in this. Modern green leaders like to pretend that they are following in the footsteps of Muir, Pinchot, and others, but the reality is if they have their way, we will all lose some of our most precious heritage. One of the great accomplishments of capitalism was to make food so widely available that land could be put aside for aesthetic, and especially recreational uses. In the early 20th century, national parks, monuments and state parks were created to promote recreation and give people an escape from civilization. But the new Green agenda changes that dynamic drastically. In the first instance, it inhibits travel for recreation. But beyond that, the anti human aspect of green thought prevents enjoying these resources to their fullest. Muir once argued no one had fully experienced life until they had camped under the Sequoias. But under pressure from modern activists with dubious scientific arguments, all development of any sort (campgrounds, cabins) are gone from the Sequoia groves, replaced by expensive lodges that are out of financial reach for the average person and located some distance from the groves, access to which may well be increasingly restricted in the future. Many greens applaud these "de-developments" but it is worth noting that in planning their "managed communities" where people live above their work site, rarely travel and never truly experience a wilderness, they are not following in the footsteps of Muir. Instead, they are transporting us to a brave new world where freedom is a thing of the past, and the recreational, indeed spiritual, values of the wilderness are no longer available to any but the privileged wealthy green elites. What Milloy has documented then is not just the "green agenda." He has documented a fundamental change in the American left. It is a change from concern, however misguided, about average people, to an open defense of the wealthy elites, and an economy that is designed to perpetuate this stratification in a way capitalism never could. It is a horrific vision and one which, unfortunately is now guiding American domestic policy.
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192 of 260 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Timely Warning, March 23, 2009
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Mr. Milloy has written a very undertandable and well written warning about the radical environmentalists and their agenda. Mr. Milloy demonstrates that the radical environomentists or Greens are both powerful and pernicious. He demonstrates the environmentalist radicals are:

1. Deceptive. The Greens present one face in public which states that the Green agenda would not effect the prosperity of the country and the world. In their small true believer journals the Greens speak differently. There the green agenda means great changes in the society and reduced living standards.

2. Against all energy production. The Greens are not only opposed to the use of hydrocarbon fuels because of the global warming hoax. The Greens also fight nuclear power and hydroelectric dams. And the Greens often times oppose renewable energy. Thus the Greens are against energy production, the engine of prosperity and well being.

3. Anti-Science. The Greens work to ignore and silence scientific facts that refute their arguments. They consistently try to label opposing scientists as energy company stooges whose arguments should be ignored. Moreover the Greens often propound false science such as th hockey stick graph of the temperature of the earth.

4. Repressive. The Greens want to reduce the mobility and living standards of Americans. Moreover many Greens oppose political freedom and try to replace freedom of speech with censorship.

5. Hypocritical. The Greens often preach consumer frugality. However Green leaders such as Al Gore live in luxury and try to make millions of dollars from carbon rationing schemes.

6. Lust for power. Greens want to control the life of everyone in America and on the planet.

7. Work for a state religion. Greens want to make their misanthropic earth worship (sometimes called Gaia worship) the official relgion of the state. They propound their dementoid faith in public schools and other public places. Thus Greens violate the separation between church and state.

Mr. Milloy also presents some ideas how to oppose the Green agenda and the radical environmentalist reach for power and control.

Americans should read this book and thank Mr. Milloy for his timely warning.
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225 of 306 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Green Hell right on the mark!, March 23, 2009
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At one time in my life I was proud to be an educated scientist (honors degree in Physical Chemistry with advanced studies in large scale thermodynamic systems), but suddenly to see so-called UN experts with no college degrees at all, folks with degrees in civil engineering or others with no backgrounds in science at all touted as CLIMATE EXPERTS going around calling for 3 trillion dollars in carbon taxes and bogus claims about climate change and global warming, makes me ashamed of the SELL OUT OF AMERICAN SCIENCE to GREED.

Large grant suppliers give massive amounts of money to colleges and universities to pay off these so-called scientists to swear by the CO2 caused global warming when in fact they all know that it is impossible for that to happen at 380 parts per million. It would take 500 times that concentration for CO2 to even come close to 10% of the greenhouse gas effect of water vapor that occurs each night as the sun goes down to prevent the nighttime temperatures from going to 65 degrees below zero Fahrenheit.

Steve Milloy sounds a wake up call for all Americans here! If you want to wake up someday and find that some Federal Judge just shut down the electricity to your home and business because the natural gas power plant that supplies it to you has somehow ENDANGERED some useless critter somewhere, then go back asleep! Then you can wake up the next month and find your brownout ridden electrical service is costing you 10 times what it did in 2008!
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61 of 82 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FINALLY SOMEONE SPEAKS TRUTH!!!!, April 21, 2009
This review is from: Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them (Hardcover)
An incredibly urgent message is found in this book. It DOES NOT preach that we should not care for our environment, it simply addresses the misleading manner that people in power have used "going green" to control how YOU live your life.

"GREENISM" is a new religion. No religion can legally tell you how to live your life....yet somehow this greenism is infiltrating our governments. it's no longer "live and let live." the sad thing is....most greenies don't even have any bit of proof on their side. For every one scientist that comes out in support of Global Warming (imagine the money in being the guy who "proved" global warming) there are dozens of renowned scientists who stand against it. YET - it's preached as a fact by Al Gore and company. "The debate is over." We can't even address the facts anymore....we just have to accept their "truth".

A WONDERFUL BOOK! I'D SUGGEST IT TO ANYONE WHO LOVES FREEDOM AND LIBERTY, NO MATTER WHAT YOUR POLITICAL OR RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION!
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78 of 106 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Environmentalism exposed: a review of Green Hell, April 7, 2009
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Contemporary environmentalists maintain a respectable popular image. They fashion themselves as citizens of the world who share "a concern for the conservation and improvement of the environment". This popular image, however, is quite cartoonish and serves as a smokescreen to disguise their often radical socialist ideologies and extreme political ends, according to author Steve Milloy.

After reading Milloy's latest offering, Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Ruin Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them, you could safely conclude that modern environmentalism is a regressive, anti-growth, anti-life movement whose end goal is totalitarianism. If you're skeptical of such a harsh charge, read the environmentalists' own literature, as Milloy has done exhaustively, and see for yourself.

The truth about environmentalists becomes evident once you recognize their preferred method of political activism. Whatever is in question their answer is always more restrictions on consumption and excessive government intervention.

Instead of advocating real solutions to the disasters they claim are imminent, "greens," as Milloy dubs them, typically pursue only those solutions which hurt your standard of living and require you to submit to coercive, sometimes-dangerous public policies. This is the reoccurring green tactic documented throughout the book.

For example, after drumming up panic over alleged water shortages what answers did the greens offer? Forced conservation in the form of "a nationwide moratorium on withdrawals from, and diversions of rivers [...] groundwater use restrictions [...] and redirecting federal efforts away from designing new water development projects [...]" Now what about efforts that could actually increase the supply of freshwater such as desalination plants? When a California community opted to build one such plant to provide more water local environmental groups argued that the plant would "increase energy use, kill sea life, encourage sprawl, privatize water, and waste money." Similarly, importing freshwater from countries with bountiful supplies is opposed by groups like the Sierra Club because commercial water exports have "serious ecological, trade, and human rights ramifications." What exactly those are is unknown.

But water rationing is small potatoes. The defining issue for the modern environmental movement is anthropogenic global warming. After all, global warming "is the most urgent environmental crisis of our time," according to Greenpeace. If this is so, how do the greens suggest we address global warming? Do we pursue viable, emissions-free energy options like nuclear power? Nope. We litigate those out of existence and allow utility companies to remotely control the amount of electricity private homes can use. Better yet, say the greens, we implement a carbon rationing scheme in which the federal government will regulate how much carbon dioxide businesses and individuals can emit.

The most abhorrent characteristic of the greens, however, is their view of humans. We are a burden on mother earth and the fewer of us there are the better. It is this cheerful view of human life that leads people like population biologist Paul Ehrlich to suggest population control as a means to protect the environment. If only the technology was available, Ehrlich and co. would like to add temporarily-sterilizing chemicals to the world's food and water supplies. In fact, Ehrlich decried this inability to sterilize entire populations as a "criminal inadequacy of biomedical research."

Fortunately, not all hope is lost. Green Hell ends with dozens of ways to get involved and prevent an environmentalist takeover in America. While you have to read the book find out all the details, the general theme is, get involved and voice your opinion. The environmentalist movement is well-organized and composed of dedicated activists. If we want to stop them we must be as well.

In summary, Steve Milloy does a fantastic job of busting the greenies PR campaign and exposing their foolish social engineering schemes. Green Hell is a master resource on the environmental movement that every freedom-loving American should own.
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53 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shows you the agenda behind the marketing and platitudes, April 14, 2009
This review is from: Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them (Hardcover)
If you find yourself noticing that the Green Movement seems to have a broader and deeper agenda than you had previously thought, this book is for you. Steve Milloy, who founded and runs the website Junk Science, provides us with a tour behind the pleasant façade the Greens have carefully created to capture broad public support. This behind the scenes look isn't pretty because the Greens really don't just want clean air, clean water, and a nice pretty forest for Bambi and Thumper to romp in. They want you to become extinct. Yes, they want fewer people any way they can get them to go away. So, to accommodate them please don't breed. Lacking that, they want you to live a more constrained life. Never mind that Al Gore and his pals live a completely unconstrained and ultra-lavish lifestyle. You know those carbon credits he says he buys to neutralize his gargantuan carbon footprint? He buys them from his own company. Well, actually, he doesn't really buy them, he gets them as a perk. Really. And when you buy those carbon credits from his company you are helping him buy the huge home, the big yacht, and consume more electricity than you and your ten best friends.

This book shows you the Green rationale, how they have gained power, how they use their power, and how they intend to put you back to walking or riding a bike as much as they can. You will also learn about the way they have created an artificial energy shortage, a fresh water crisis, and the coming push to get you on a purely vegetarian diet. Really. Yes, really.

You will also see how your health care is going to be compromised the more the government gets involved in it, how the Greens intend to monitor your life so they can put boundaries on it (never mind the Liberty our country was founded to guarantee), and how they intend to use business as a tool to limit your life to ways they approve of rather than business providing the tools for your improving and expanding your quality of life. The issue of America's lost sovereignty is also discussed along with the Green agenda of the Obama administration.

The author is clear that the Greens have gained all this power and perfected their methods over decades of work. There is no counter movement; yet. He urges us to being to push back and gives some first steps, but he urges us to realize that we can't leave this work to others. We all have to push back against these entrenched Green forces or we will lose everything.

I feel strongly that the Green movement is totalitarian to its core and most of the true believers don't give a fig about the Constitution or our freedoms. What they want is power over your life because they are certain they are right. I hope this frightens you because it should.

You might also want to look at Christopher Horner's "Red Hot Lies", which shows you the means and methods the Greens use to work towards their ends.

Red Hot Lies: How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud, and Deception to Keep You Misinformed

Reviewed by Craig Matteson, Ann Arbor, MI
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24 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Michael Crichton's Fictional "State of Fear" Is Coming True, April 22, 2009
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Michael Crichton's masterpiece on the Global Warming fraud was supported with all kinds of scientific fact and he even recommended the readers of his book read all the footnotes before starting the fictional tale of the biggest deceit in the history of the world.
The Green Hell points out in the introduction that the Greens and their powerful allies constantly claim the debate about man made global warming is over and point to "an imaginary United Nations consensus on global warming endorsed by 2,000 scientists, while ignoring a petition signed by more than 31,000 scientists rejecting global warming alarmism."
There is absolutely no proof that the Earth is experiencing a man-made global warming crisis. In fact, both recent and long-term history seems to prove the opposite is true.
Many of the organizations and people pushing the USA to cut harmful gas admissions are trying to destroy capitalism and spread the nation's wealth and industry around the world. Politicians such as Al Gore have managed to position themselves to become billionaires selling so-called carbon credits. That's the same Al Gore who has a huge open-pit zinc mine in his estate's back yard, which has been polluting the country for decades.
"The greens' moral hectoring is just the beginning. Green ideologues are bursting with an impatient zeal to begin dictating, through the force of law, your mobility, diet, home energy usage, the size of your house, how far you can travel, and even--as we shall see--how many children you can have. You may be tempted to dismiss all this as gross exaggeration. But this is how the greens themselves describe their intentions."
Basically, the current solutions that will supposedly solve Global Warming and may even be provable in 300 to 400 years, involve a transfer of wealth and industry from the USA to the poorer nations of the planet. The purposed actions will send the last of America's heavy industry and manufacturing overseas. It will reduce the USA to a third-world nation much like a much colder version of Cuba.
This book is common sense backed up by good science, not junk science. The EPA is declaring carbon dioxide, the gas that every living being expels when they breathe and which is the necessary for all plant life to live, a danger to the survival of the planet. To the average person that change is the law will result in a shrug of the shoulders and a comment of "so what?" That change will legally set the stage to destroy Americans industry and raise the cost of everything that is no common place. One change will be to raise every household's electricity bill by 200-400%.
The tax code will be utilized to make people behave in what the government declares an environmental correct way. Fat people will have to diet. All cattle and perhaps sheep, will be taxed annually for the methane gas they expel each year when the pass wind. As in England, every television set will be taxed via an annual licensing fee. As is about to happen in NY, every text message will be taxed at a 21% rate. Gasoline taxes will rise to the point that Americans won't be able to travel great distances and thereby use less fuel and/or have to use smaller cars. The gasoline tax will be raised to Western Europe levels but without the benefit of a complete nation-wide, high-speed passenger train service. Since increasing income taxes can't possibly raise the revenue needed to accomplish the green agenda, sky-high income and death taxes will be accompanied by taxes on everything that moves including a national sales tax that will eventually morph into a national value-added sales tax. The Internet will be taxed to the hilt. Everyone has to be taxed because it's the only way the government can pay for its expansions. Taxes on everybody will be necessary to include the people who conceal their income, wealth or are part of the underground economy and not currently taxed at all. A recent scientific report claimed that every time a computer uses Google, it produces carbon dioxide gas. That opens the door to taxing each use of Google. People will allow this to happen because they are frightened and want the government to keep them safe. One third of young children now feel the world will end before they grow up. We are being controlled by drumming up a constant state of fear, crisis and uncertainty.
By the way, if one has not read Crichton's "State of Fear" it's a page-turner. In his non-fiction book, Milloy includes a suggested reading list at the conclusion of "The Green Hell." This book should be required reading in all schools beginning in the 7th grade. "State of Fear" is a good companion read. If you don't become alarmed after you read these two books, you aren't paying attention, but you will certainly pay and pay and pay and it will be too late to do anything about it. The global warming and environmental problems may be hoaxes and exaggerations, but people's loss of freedom will be very real. That's not yet the case. There is still time to regain our way of life and protect our freedoms.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Green Hell, August 4, 2009
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Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them

Well written book about the what could happen if the extreme environmental nuts get they way with the US. It looks behind the scene to expose who is involved and why they are involved. The reasons behind GREEN movement are important but often overlooked by the average american who only reads the headlines or worse yet only listens to the far left media. While everyone supports clean air and water, the USA cannot afford to let the GRENNIES take over the direction of the counry while China, India and many other countries are allowed to compete, take our manufacturing jobs and not have to address the current or proposed environmental regulations. It is a must read for people interested in the environment, energy efficiency and the US economy to get the 'full story' about the GREEN movement. Like Washigton DC politics, nothing is what is appears to be.

If CAP & TRADE (HR2454) passes... God help the US economy. We the taxpayers will get hosed and a few Wallstreet trades and GREEN organizations will get rich at our expense! The new street name for CAP& and Trade is "Cap and Tax".
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17 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Definately worth a read, April 23, 2009
This review is from: Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them (Hardcover)
Good to know that Kool-Aid drinking critics (perhaps like some of the 1-star reviewers?)are alive and well! Book gives some old, but still valid, and some new insight. It is definitely worth a read. If you're politically active, recommend reading the book (and doing some research) sooner rather than later. Fyi, I was and still am an environmentalist, just not an extremist. Unfortunately the movement has been hijacked for political purposes. I believe that most astute environmentalists are aware of this. But the radicals that have gained and been given more and more influence don't seem to mind and want success at any price. Recommend also reading: Government Pirates by by Don Corace and (for fun) The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming (and Environmentalism) by Christopher C. Horner.
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27 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars cbl2222fl, April 21, 2009
This review is from: Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them (Hardcover)
The GREEN HELL portrays the environmental movement as a rigid "my-way-or-the-highway" organization. They have no desire for balance...between quality and quantity of human life versus the speculative predictions for the worlds climate and its affect on the environment.

We all, even a very conservative person as myself, believe in eliminating as much air and water pollution as possible, within reason. Co2, Carbon Dioxide is a PRIME EXAMPLE OF REASON, ITS NOT A POLLUTANT... period. IF IT WAS, GOD WOULDN'T HAVE YOU EXPELLING IT FROM YOUR LUNGS EVERY OTHER SECOND.

Co2 is a prime example of how RADICAL the environmental movement has gotten. Even now that the socalled "mirror image" graph showing Co2 atmospheric levels and the average world temperatures both rising is a mute point. The last decade the Co2 levels has continued to rise and temperatures leveled off and this winter have dropped significantly...Co2 LEVELS SHOULD HAVE DROPPED SIGNIFICANTLY...

Obviously there is little to no correlation between Co2 and temperature.
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