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the Left's last best chance to gain a stranglehold on our political system and economy
For decades, environmentalism has been the Left's best excuse for increasing government control over our actions in ways both large and small. It's for Mother Earth! It's for the children! It's for the whales! But until now, the doomsday-scenario environmental scares they've trumped up haven't been large enough to justify the lifestyle restrictions they want to impose. With global warming, however, greenhouse gasbags can argue that auto emissions in Ohio threaten people in Paris, and that only "global governance" (Jacques Chirac's words) can tackle such problems.
Now, in The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to Global Warming and Environmentalism, Christopher C. Horner tears the cover off the Left's manipulation of environmental issues for political purposes--and lays out incontrovertible evidence for the fact that catastrophic man-made global warming is just more Chicken-Little hysteria, not actual science. He explains why, although Al Gore and his cronies among the media elites and UN globalists endlessly bleat that "global warming" is an unprecedented global crisis, they really think of it as a dream come true. It's the ideal scare campaign for those who hate capitalism and love big government. For, as Horner explains, if global warming really were as bad as the Leftist doomsayers insist it is, then no policy imaginable could "solve" it. According to the logic of the greens' own numbers, no matter how much we sacrifice there would still be more to do. That makes global warming the bottomless well of excuses for the relentless growth of big government.
Horner (an attorney and senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute) reveals the full anti-American, anti-capitalist, and anti-human agenda of today's environmentalists, dubbing them "green on the outside, red to the core." He details how they use strong-arm legal tactics--and worse--against those who dare to point out the weakness of their arguments for global warming. Along the way, he explodes ten top global warming myths, carefully examining the evidence to determine how much warming there really is and what is actually causing it. He exposes the lies that the environmental lobby routinely tells to make its case; the ways in which it is trying to impose initiatives such as the Kyoto Protocol on an unwilling American public; and much more--including the green lobby's favorite politicians (John Kerry, John McCain, Joe Lieberman, and others).
It's time to stand up to the environmentalist industry and insist: human beings are not the enemy. In breezy, light-hearted, and always entertaining fashion, The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to Global Warming and Environmentalism gives you the facts you need to do so.
Chris Horner does an excellent job debunking Global Warming.
These 13 points--despite their juggernaut value in skewering liberals' feeble arguments--are only a pittance of what edification is contained in Horner's book.
It is not the emissions of CO2 which are relevant to the greenhouse effect, it is the atmospheric concentration.
it's a very readable, and very good basic summing up of the other side of this constant debate. I think it's a book everyone ought to read, particularly people new to the subject. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Ken Howard
A fun read. The Global Warming hysteria is the mirror image of the "New Ice Age is On The Way" let's prepare NOW!! hysteria of my teens.Published 1 month ago by Old Timer
Picked it up as a resource for my children. This issue has long since left the realm of science and entered the realm of politics to move certain policies through the American... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Leon Sanders
Christopher Homer uses science, not politics to explain the priorities of managing our global home.Published 3 months ago by Robert L. Slowik
Does a great job of rebutting many of the thing purported today as truth about global warming. Made me ask the question, if all these bad things are going to happen, why doesn't... Read morePublished 4 months ago by paul
When I finished this book I was stunned! I could hardly believe that everything I had learned about this topic was a lie! This book converted me!Published 6 months ago by Karl Ritzenthaler
Terrific and amusing - a must read for a reality check on "climate change" propaganda!Published 6 months ago by R. Bischoff