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Red Hot Lies: How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud, and Deception to Keep You Misinformed Hardcover – November 11, 2008
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"If I had to choose one global warming skeptic to go mano-a-mano against the best of the alarmists in a winner-take-all, rumble-in-the-jungle debate to the death to settle the climate controversy once and for all, my pick would be Chris Horner. Red Hot Lies shows why. Horner's astonishing depth and breadth of knowledge is crisply and cleverly articulated and packs amazing punch. It's no wonder the alarmists fear him."
--Steven Milloy, publisher, JunkScience.com
Praise for Christopher C. Horner and his New York Times bestseller, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism
"Finally, someone has written a definitive resource to debunk global warming alarmism."
--Senator James Inhofe (R.-Okla.), former chairman of the Environment & Public Works Committee
"Chris Horner has been a staunch champion for common sense in the face of mounting media hysteria about the climate."
--Roger Helmer, member of European Parliament
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Chris Horner shows us that those events were not coincidences. Environmentalism has become a new ideology that has replaced Stalinism and that is beginning to take over the Western world - a world that has enjoyed freedom and democracy for centuries. You will learn that Greenpeace is reading from Horner's trash, in order to obtain materials that they could find helpful in their propaganda war.
Do you know what's happening to the children at schools? They are being indoctrinated. In fact, they are expected to revolt against their parents who "cause global warming". Because the children have to watch scientifically unrealistic horror movies related to the climate, such as An Inconvenient Truth, many of them don't sleep well at night.
Many politicians are scared of the "momentum" that they demand "action" against the climate change, too. Scientists who don't join this irrational hysteria are being threatened, likened to criminals or even Islamic terrorists. Journalists produce piles of lies and distort scientific findings that are already damaged by biased peer review or full-fledged censorship.
This whole scary machine is moving in the direction chosen by the environmental activists who are always "ahead" of their followers. Right now, they want the "dissidents" to be censored or even arrested. Are their today's dreams going to become reality on the day after tomorrow?Read more ›
This highly-referenced book details what all too many scientists know, but are afraid to speak about: the truth on global warming is not to be told, or, if it is told, the cost of telling it will be dear. I know from whence I speak, perhaps more personally than most of the people that Horner writes about. And what he says is true. If you don't think global warming is going to be the end of the world, and, especially if you can quantitatively and effectively demonstrate that in public, watch out!
On the other hand, if you are willing to wheedle data to show a foregone conclusion, or puff a kernel of reality into a cornfield of alarm, you are going to do very well.
Horner documents these truths with remarkable clarity and irrefutable evidence. I'm sure he's already received some fine email as a result.
If you want to see proof of his thesis, just watch the reactions. They will attack Horner, or where he works, but not the facts that he elucidates on global warming. This will be because Horner is pretty fair to the data. He's more in the camp that warming is quite real but quite less threatening than portrayed by likes of Al Gore, Joe Romm, or the myriad of apocalyptics feeding on public fear for personal gain. For that he will be pilloried.
I recommend reading this book along with "Liberal Fascism", by Jonah Goldberg. It's too bad that Horner didn't quite get to tying up the connection, but I suspect that will become obvious in the near future.Read more ›
Chances are, if you truly believe that global warming is all man-made, the Kyoto protocol is a great idea, and the IPCC presents an overwhelming scientific consensus, you will not like "Red Hot Lies". And if you think global warming may not be all man-made, the Kyoto protocol is a bad idea, and the IPCC is a political organization, you will like this book.
Horner presents useful information about those who promote global warming and those who support them. He shows how global warming advocates stifle dissenters and "deniers", often through ad hominem attacks. He explains how the government, the media, and the scientific community benefit by exaggerating the global warming estimates and generating "institutionalized hysteria". If you haven't been exposed to this information before, you will be surprised.
It's important to realize that this book's main purpose is not to refute the science behind the global warming claims. It's purpose is to shed light on the tactics used by the global warming advocates to further their cause, and show how organizations like the IPCC are not what they seem to the uninformed public.
If you want to read a book that attempts to debunk the global warming science, read one of Fred Singer's books. (Keep in mind that the global warming advocates would dismiss Singer because he received funds from "big oil".) Or read on the Internet the U.S.Read more ›
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A voice of reason amid all the global warming fear mongering crowd.Published 5 hours ago by Arturo K. Castaneda
One of my favorite books. It makes a mockery of the climate-change-hysteria and Al Gore. And i wish Naomi Klein would read this. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tony Meyer
One of the largest coal companies in the US paid this guy. You think that has anything to do with his anti-science views?Published 3 months ago by Art Vandelay
In reviewing reviews here, I noticed one says it's from a scientist whose work was misrepresented in the book. Only 33 of 130 people reading the reviews found that review helpful. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Cameron
A must for anyone who is concerned about this multi national con.Published 11 months ago by jim morrell
Fact by fact, this book dismisses the alarmist exaggerations of global warm-mongers. Environmentalists who depend on keeping the illusion and fear level at maximum should fear this... Read morePublished 12 months ago by David Weiner