Booker focuses his attention on the mother of all environmental scares: global warming. This original book considers one of the most extraordinary scientific and political stories of our time: how in the 1980s a handful of scientists came to believe that mankind faced catastrophe from runaway global warming, and how today this has persuaded politicians to land us with what promises to be the biggest bill in history. Christopher Booker interweaves the science of global warming with that of its growing political consequences, showing how just when the politicians are threatening to change our Western way of life beyond recognition, the scientific evidence behind the global warming theory is being challenged like never before. The book exposes the myth that the global warming theory is supported by a 'consensus of the world's top climate scientists'. It shows how the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is run by a small group of 'global warming' zealots, who have repeatedly rigged evidence to support their theory. But the politicians, pushed by the media, have so fallen for its propaganda that, short of dramatic change, our Western world now faces an unprecedented disaster.
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 28 mm
"Christopher Booker narrates this story with the journalist's pace and eye for telling detail and the historian's forensic thoroughness which have made him a formidable opponent of humbug...the shelf of sceptical books keeps filling and Booker's belongs there with the best. The Spectator Meticulously researched, provocative and challenging... Buy this book and read it carefully. It needs your attention. Irish Times I, and anyone seriously interested in this subject, owes a great debt to Christopher Booker, who has set down all the arguments for doubt in a single, concise book... I think anyone remotely concerned about this huge controversy should read this courageous piece of work. Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday Whether you agree with Booker or not, this is an important, brave book making and explaining many valid points. The Scotsman"