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The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future Hardcover – February 7, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1936488490 ISBN-10: 1936488493 Edition: 1st

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  • Hardcover: 305 pages
  • Publisher: WND Books; 1 edition (February 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936488493
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936488490
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 6.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #583,019 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

First elected to the Senate in 1994, Senator James Inhofe is one of the leading conservative voices in America and a strong advocate of common sense values. In January 2003, Inhofe became the Chairman of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee where his priorities include strengthening our Nation's infrastructure, continuing strong environmental protections and improving national security.

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I intent to update my review when I have finished the book.
Mel Gerst
After reading this book I became very sad because I feel that you'd have to be a little foolish to believe this stuff but I know that some people will.
Health Nut
Inhofe is not an authority on the climate or science of any kind.
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184 of 264 people found the following review helpful By Dave Smth on December 20, 2012
Format: Hardcover
The book gets off to rather an unfortunate start on the cover with the absurd contention that thousands of scientists working independently over decades, publishing countless papers in peer reviewed journals, have somehow managed to coordinate, or at least are complicit in constructing and perpetuating a "hoax". The enormity of that accusation is staggering in its implications and the lack of understanding of science and the scientific process and more importantly perhaps, the scientific community. However, one can reasonably assume that it is intentional and is basically intended to misinform. mislead, and support a political agenda rather than contribute to the global warming discussion. The problem I see with this type of book--and the potential harm it does--is that many readers don't have the background and/or have not done enough reading to really understand the science being discussed and, therefore, cannot assess its validity. Much of what the author says about climate science is simply incorrect and easily verified as such. Probably the reason that this book has such a pronounced bimodal distribution of reviews (i.e. either 1 star or 5 stars) is that readers are equally divided among those with and without some science education. The author's discussion of regulation and government policy is where his real expertise lies and worthy of reading & considering. That really is a key point about global climate change--what steps should, or should not be taken by governments. Even in this discussion, there are several (better) books available that provide some objective analysis of costs and efficacy of various proposals, rather than political campaigning for a particular agenda.Read more ›
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58 of 90 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Peter M. Sullivan Aca on March 28, 2012
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"The Greatest Hoax" is a superb book written by an absolute gentleman - Senator James Inhofe.

Senator Inhofe has presented the case against the IPCC's catastrophic man-made global warming alarmism in a masterly manner, and he tells it how it is... no bull!

The book reveals much about a man so determined to save the U.S. from the reckless and irresponsible green agenda that poses what could be the greatest ever threat to the American economy and way of life.

Despite all the efforts of Senator Inhofe, to stop the 'global warming alarmism juggernaut', it seems that those determined to push the green agenda in the U.S. keep finding new ways and means to do so... a green agenda that has the full support of the President of the United States of America.

Senator Inhofe reveals that the green agenda is contrary to the American way and will undoubtedly pose immense damage to the U.S. economy, and the American people, should it succeed in the long term. He clearly is determined to tread boldly where few brave men dare go and stop it altogether.

Senator Inhofe might take heart from what has just happened in Queensland, Australia, where a new conservative government was recently swept into power. It gives one faith that politicians really can stop the green machine. How ironic... the new Premier of Queensland ordered all Queensland's green schemes to be killed... by the very man who was responsible for setting them all up in the first place:

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In conclusion, anyone who has watched Martin Durkin's documentary "The Great Global Warming Swindle" will find "The Greatest Hoax" equally enthralling. This book is a must read.
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39 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Jesse Roussel on March 29, 2012
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I think there are 3 basic reasons (if true) why one wouldn't fall for the "hoax":
1. High carbon in the atmosphere has no/little impact on the environment.
2. Even if high carbon has an impact, it is mostly naturally occurring, and thus we need to evolve to survive in the changing conditions.
3. Even if high carbon has an impact, and it's mostly man-made, the economic impact would be way to great (and potentially lead to unintended consequences), and thus we need to evolve.
This book kind of skims the surface of some of those points, but doesn't really delve deeply into any of them. Instead focuses more on political rhetoric, such as aligning one side with Olberman, Maddow, or some liberal politician like Al Gore or Barbara Boxer while aligning his side with conservative heroes. He spends quite a bit of time making sure that he is recognized as the one-person truth teller against an incredible wall of religious zealots.
Not a terrible book, but I'd say the most significant part is his focus on "climategate". The rest is pretty high level.
At one point he quotes one of Crichton's novels for several paragraphs, and even includes a chapter in the appendix. I just don't know if quoting a work of fiction as extensively as he has is very compelling. I think his best chapter relates to the significant thinkers and scientist who have backed away from some of the disaster-scenarios envisioned by the IPCC.
I would like for the book to be more straight forward and linear. Give a postion and lay out the evidence for the postion. Going on for half a chapter about his daughter's igloo on Capitol Hill seems unnecessary postioning for example. The book has encouraged me to read more on the subject, but hasn't satisfied my appetite for the subject very much.
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