qClear, analytical and compelling.q -The Economist In this well-informed and hard-hitting response to the scaremongering of the climate alarmists, Nigel Lawson, former Secretary of State for Energy under Margaret Thatcher, argues that it is time for us to take a cool look at global warming. Lawson carefully and succinctly examines all aspects of the global warming issue: the science, the economics, the politics, and the ethics. He concludes that the conventional wisdom on the subject is suspect on a number of grounds, that global warming is not the devastating threat to the planet it is widely alleged to be, and that the remedy that is currently being proposed, which is in any event politically unattainable, would be worse that the threat it is supposed to avert. Argued with logic, common sense, and even wit, and thoroughly sourced and referenced, Lawson has written a long overdue corrective to the barrage of spin and hype to which the politicians and media have been subjecting the public on this important issue.The 9page long Topic 4 devotes two somewhat dismissive pages to adaptation and seven enthusiastic pages to mitigation. The treatment in the 10page long Topic 5 is even more unbalanced. This imbalance appears to be justified by theanbsp;...
|Title||:||AN Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming|
|Publisher||:||The Overlook Press - 2009-12-29|