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An internationally recognized commentator on scientific and public policy issues, Larry Bell has written extensively on climate and energy policy and has been featured in many prominent national and international newspapers, magazines, and television programs. Dr. Bell is a Professor of Architecture and holds an Endowed Professorship in Space Architecture at the University of Houston.
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  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Stairway Press (March 3, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 194107121X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1941071212
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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Let me tell you the context for why I love this book so much. I once talked with a NASA scientist who tracks the thickness and extant of glaciers. He told me that if his research shows that a glacier somewhere is receding 100 yards in some location, the world press will publish his report and you can read it everywhere. OTOH, if his research shows that a nearby glacier has grown by 500 yards, the press never picks this up, so if you go by the popular press, you'd incorrectly think that all glaciers are receding. What's great about Scared Witless is you get a chance to read the kind of information that the popular press doesn't pick up. You'll be vastly better informed. Oh, and something else that's great about this book: Bell's style makes the information totally accessible.
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Larry Bell's new book, "Scared Witless: Prophets and Profits of Climate Doom," reminds me of Thomas
Paine's celebrated pamphlet "Common Sense," published by a brave Philadelphia namesake, Robert Bell in
1776. "Common Sense" laid out how King George III and his henchmen were using "noble lies" to justify
their attempted enslavement of the American people. "Scared Witless" explains how the contemporary
climate movement is trying to use noble lies to scare the American people into surrendering their hard-won
rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to would-be philosopher kings.

In an entertaining, common-sense style "Scared Witless" recounts the forces behind climate movement.
The dubious science that has been invoked to buttress the cause is clearly described -- from the infamous
"hockey-stick" temperature record to non-existent dangers from ocean "acidification." There is nary an
equation, but for those interested in more detail, there are excellent citations of more quantitative
sources in scientific journals and books. The non-scientific drivers of the movement are revealed with
great lucidity -- from the "profits" mentioned in the title, to the lust for political power. I hope
that "Scared Witless" will enjoy the same success in American society as "Common Sense" did more than
200 years ago.
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Awesome That somebody finally gets it ! The climate always changes and has been for billions of years here on earth. Far greater warming periods and cooling periods than experienced now, and far greater concentrations of CO2, as one of the "supposed" greenhouse gases that are blamed by all the hysterians and alarmists. Our oceans both emit and absorb quantities of CO2 that are orders of magnitude larger than what mankind could ever produce. Too, and factually, we happen to be in a period where CO2 is actually at a long term deficit, so if anything, we have a much larger risk of going into a mini ICE age, than of any sort of 'warming'. That all said, it's still a good thing to focus on better resource use, cleaner air, and sustainability. Let's just not get all hyped up about stuff that is so wrong, and so mis-leading, it's borderline criminal behavior. And at the very least, I'm incredibly unethical - I point right to Al Gore when I say that. Check out the size of his mansion sometime, and understand the hypocrite for what he truly is. And buy this book.
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Very sensible and logical approach and response to the alarmist global warming religion. This book will especially appeal to scientific and technical professionals and anybody who values reason who would like to read about the other side of the global warming debate uncontaminated by the shrieks of the main stream media.
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I met Larry Bell shortly after reviewing his 2008 book Climate of Corruption: Politics and Power Behind The Global Warming Hoax.

That book was inspired by his friendship with renowned climate scientist Fred Singer, to whom this new book is dedicated.

His first book led to his becoming a columnist for Forbes and Newsmax. Over 300 columns later, he has become, in my opinion, one of the most astute analysts of what goes on in our world of perpetual environmental terrorism— a creation perpetrated by our government with the support of environmental zealot groups whose vast income is derived from this very terror.

-New Book, Not Old Columns-

Over the years, a number of us have implored Bell to consolidate his best columns into a book for posterity. He has refused, and this new book makes it obvious why. He could not, as the preface states, create a “patchwork of old articles.” He knew he would have to start from scratch, and he finally did so. Using his vast storehouse of knowledge gained from years of weekly columns, Bell provides fresh insights into understanding the fix we are in, how we got here, and at whose hands.

If you care about our environment, our government, our children, our future, and society in general, you must read this amazing book. There are many outstanding books describing the damage done by environmental zealotry, but none takes you down the destructive path we are following in as chronological and precise a fashion as Scared Witless.

Bell’s 227 pages flow similar to a conversation.
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