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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Publius Books; 1ST edition (2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983347409
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983347408
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #719,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Delingpole has written an easily readable book in a pleasing conversational style.
R. Fischer
I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone who wants to understand the history and thoughts of todays green movement.
LAK1979
I can only hope that many, better, younger, and smarter than me, will also read it—and, better still, that they get it.
George E. Dawson

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115 of 130 people found the following review helpful By Trendyphobe on July 22, 2011
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Prior to reading Mr. Delingpole's new book, I believed that the anthropogenic climate change industry was a multi-billion dollar scam. Watermelons proved me wrong. It's a multi-trillion dollar scam.

With only a couple of semi-passionate assertions, Mr. Delingpole is extremely respectful of the reader - "warmists" and skeptics alike.

The reader will be able to decide if Michael Crichton was right when, in 2003 he wrote, "There is no such thing as consensus science. If it's consensus, it isn't science. If it's science, it isn't consensus. Period."

Do you know what Agenda 21 is? Are you aware of the significance of what Paul Ehrlich predicted in his 1968 bestseller, The Population Bomb? Are you familiar with what's happened in Denmark as a consequence of Climatism? Why did Climategate not enlighten people?

Such questions and a multitude of similarly thought-provoking issues are explored in this stimulating and eye-opening book.

Watermelons is a clarion call to sanity.
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50 of 55 people found the following review helpful By R. Berg on August 30, 2011
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While I think the author tries a little too hard to be 'entertaining' with the insertion of numerous clever analogies/metaphors, the basic premise of the book; that the current narrative propagated by the media establishment and government bureaucracy has far more to do with control(money) and protecting the ivory towers of powerful policy makers, BIG-eco-business, and self-serving academia.

I like that the author recounts actual events as they happened, points fingers, and names the actual players involved - this has served as an invaluable resource for me in continuing my own research on the internet and in reading other authors' works. I encourage any and all to read this book if you question the media's blind acceptance of 'climate change', the scare tactics of leftist BIG-eco, and how the promise of power and money have corrupted the science behind it.

Needless to say, man's influence on the natural flux of our climate has been GROSSLY overstated in our media and serves as a perfect example of how leftist ideology controls much of the media/academia we've been told(programmed) to believe is neutral and unbiased.

Again, I encourage you to read this book as it will serve as a launch-pad for further study of the issue, after which your only conclusion can be a that we, the world, have been duped and continue to be on so many issues - climate change, academia, media bias, scientific study, government, power, monetary policy, liberty, freedom,...etc.

I won't be surprised that in 20 years we'll look back at the issue of "Climate Change" and "Global Warming" as the beginning-of-the-end for leftist control of our media and academia as there is no dearth of evidence of the control exerted by leftist special interests, the power they seek, and the lengths they are willing to go; a total corruption of scientific process to promote their agenda.
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68 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Geoff Puterbaugh on August 12, 2011
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James Delingpole, a popular conservative writer in the UK, has written one of the most important books of our time. I surmise that he was always something of an AGW skeptic, but when Climategate came around, he selflessly abandoned himself to the cause of rooting out AGW and its hacks.

AGW = "Anthropogenic Global Warming." Don't be intimidated. It just means "Man-Made Global Warming," which could be abbreviated as MMGW. And it's a crock, folks. It's an absolute crock. It has been defended and promoted by a group of seedy men, including a large crowd at the UN --- and, if you haven't noticed that the UN has been trying to get a lot bigger than its britches, transforming itself from a forum for discussion into a Global Legislator (a la EU), then I don't think you're very observant. AGW was a big push by the UN bureaucrats (and their wannabes) to put the UN on top of the world, dictating to the lowly peasants what they should and should not do --- all of this without being elected, just like the (ho ho) "President of Europe."

Where do we go to vote these creeps out of office? Nowhere! Welcome to 21st century democracy, "a la Europe."

As for AGW (or MMGW), that continues to be one of the most embarrassing theories ever put forward by scientists. There is no evidence at all to support it, although bloviating politicians such as Al Gore think it's the gospel truth (and are expecting to make billions once they have suckered you and me into believing them). The main idea is "carbon credits," by which companies which actually make stuff have to buy "carbon credits" from people who don't do anything but gaze at the South American jungles.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By burgess on September 9, 2011
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It's all here - Climategate, the junk "climate science," the dirty politics, all delivered with intelligence and wit. It was Delingpole's blog that sent the Climategate scandal viral, so he's able to give a blow-by-blow account. He's also got the science down. I've followed the science closely since the late 80's (I've got a PhD. in Earth Science and make my living modeling the lithosphere). Delingpole does an excellent job of cutting through he jargon and presenting the essentials. But where the book really shines is exposing the politics behind this manufactured crisis.

Delingpole has done a great job of peeling back the eye-watering layers of alphabet bureaucracies, mostly connected to the UN, and showing how they are subverting/co-opting our democratic institutions in the name of "sustainable development," "smart growth," and "biodiversity."

What doublespeak. Orwell could only dream. They're not talking about sustaining anything you'd recognize, and they sure don't want to see development. "smart growth"? hint: it ain't smart and it ain't growth.

I hesitate to call it a conspiracy. It's more a confluence of mutual interests among international bureaucrats, megalomaniacal politicians, wealthy dilettantes, and feel-good celebrities. Read Watermelons and find out what a serious threat the "green movement" has become.

P.S. It's hard to believe that J. Rice (see one negative review) has even read the book when he says, "The author doesn't seem to have any conception of the complexities and layers of the modern environmental movement." The complexities and layers of the modern environmentalism is precisely what most of the book is about. The author is very much for protecting natural beauty and spends most of his free time wild-water swimming and enjoying the Welch countryside with his family.
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