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An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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This book is divided up into several sections, but the best is Beck's demolition of the idea of global warming. Gore's pathetic and lame collection of 'facts' is so skewed to the left that it almost ends up on the right. I would prefer a little bit of histrionics by B...
This book is divided up into several sections, but the best is Beck's demolition of the idea of global warming. Gore's pathetic and lame collection of 'facts' is so skewed to the left that it almost ends up on the right. I would prefer a little bit of histrionics by Beck than have to listen to a robotic monotone by Gore. He is a little bit sexist, particularly about how to score with your wife by watching some dreary English 'bonnet movie' with her, but aren't all of us a little bit that way? I liked his sharing of his past history and admire him (and Tanya) for his accomplishments. I found the whole book interesting and have listened to it on CD as well. I had to get both versions to review it on my radio network and gladly paid for them myself. Glen Beck has made me a watcher of CNN, something that I had quit some time back because of the liberal bias. Liberals, tree huggers, anarchists and Gorebots will not like the book, but that is their loss. I like to listen to the CD version when I am eating my supper of caribou steaks garnished with breast of spotted owl. John Edwards and his monstrous home bought with ambulance chasing are covered in a hilarious way. If you have brains you will enjoy the book. If you don't (can you say liberal?) you will hate it. Either way Beck doesn't bore us.

posted by Anonymous on December 7, 2007

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5 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Regarding CO2 and Natural Disasters

Re: 'the truth' that as CO2 has increased, deaths from extreme weather have decreased... as quoted in the book Synopsis Beck assumes a correlation without providing any evidence to prove this statement, merely suggesting that two facts disprove a theory (i.e. CO2 inc...
Re: 'the truth' that as CO2 has increased, deaths from extreme weather have decreased... as quoted in the book Synopsis Beck assumes a correlation without providing any evidence to prove this statement, merely suggesting that two facts disprove a theory (i.e. CO2 increases from pollution are responsible for more intense weather). Beck's statements completely - and conveniently - ignore any number of other factors that are more likely to relate to a decrease in deaths from violent weather. The increased power and accuracy of meteorological equipment that monitors and predicts violent weather stricter safety standards for vehicles making them better able to withstand the elements - even a decrease in the number of people whose occupations require them to work on the ocean due to increased industrialization and mechanization - ALL of these factors have more relevance to the decrease in violent weather deaths than Beck's idea that air pollution is making us safer.

posted by Anonymous on December 26, 2007

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2007

    Regarding CO2 and Natural Disasters

    Re: 'the truth' that as CO2 has increased, deaths from extreme weather have decreased... as quoted in the book Synopsis Beck assumes a correlation without providing any evidence to prove this statement, merely suggesting that two facts disprove a theory (i.e. CO2 increases from pollution are responsible for more intense weather). Beck's statements completely - and conveniently - ignore any number of other factors that are more likely to relate to a decrease in deaths from violent weather. The increased power and accuracy of meteorological equipment that monitors and predicts violent weather stricter safety standards for vehicles making them better able to withstand the elements - even a decrease in the number of people whose occupations require them to work on the ocean due to increased industrialization and mechanization - ALL of these factors have more relevance to the decrease in violent weather deaths than Beck's idea that air pollution is making us safer.

    5 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2007

    You Stink

    One of the worst books I have ever read

    2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2008

    Pure garbage!

    Reading this book is like learning the Theory of Evolution from Pat Robertson!!

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2007

    Wow

    What should be on every college list is Carl Sagan's 'The Demon Haunted World' 'or practically anything else by him'. Glenn Beck? Absolutely not. Exactly at what point did we start taking the word of a political pundit? This book is filled with opinions and little fact. Global warming? He offers not a single peer review to support this. Seriously, all kidding aside, just one would do. A few chosen facts mixed with rubbish does not a truth make. I can't help but notice how a lot of reviewers throw in the word 'liberal' like that's some kind of an argument that solidifies their case. It's those people this book is for.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2007

    More propaganda for right-wingers

    Just another book of conservative tripe. This one attempts to disprove global warming among other things. It's backed by no scientific facts or evidence, and although the author makes an attempt to be funny, a al Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert, his humor falls flat. Don't bother with this one.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2007

    Perfect reading for those who only want their own viewpoints supported

    To the person who suggested this fictional book be used in college I say 'my dear friend, you are giving away the fact that you never attended one.' One only has to spend one semster in college to know that the first thing you learn about determing facts is to consider your sources. Secondly, anything written without credible sources, citations, and documentation is never to be considered fact or scholarly. Mr. Beck has every right to his point of view, but it is unexcusable to use his snake-oil salesmanship on unsuspecting people by misleading them into believing there is any factual basis to his 'views'. He is just another greedy business who gives the rest of us conservatives a bad name.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2007

    What the heck?

    This is absurd. 'the MYTH '?!?!?' of Global Warming? Who is this guy? Is his head underground or does he live in some kind of bubble seperate from reality? You should only buy this book to level a table. It's nearing the league of Ann Coulter's books. Seriously 'and I was entirely serious before', what does this guy know about a planetary climate shift??? With the thousands upon thousands of scientists who spend thier lives studying this know and have without a doubt proven it exists and was almost entirely due to our actions on Earth...how does he compare?!?

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2007

    piece of garbage

    The first review was right. I watch headline news in the morning and Glen Beck is always on. I have never seen anyone take a whole hour promoting their book so hard. He even had Anderson Cooper on his show to interview him about his book. Pretty weak

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2007

    Typical Reactionary Head in the Sand Rhetoric

    Scary to think so-called educated people still have this illogical and unscientific point of view. Don't bother wasting your time with this one.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2007

    A reviewer

    If you are totally disconnected from reality this is the book for you. Where is the research that backs any of this up? It's just another blowhard saying it must be true because he's on the radio and has a TV show.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2007

    Did You Ever Listen To This Guy?

    Glenn Beck has been pushing this book on his radio show I know and probably on his TV show as well. We all know there are certain rules and regulations that are followed not because they have always been that way but because they are tried and true. Beck tries to cut a hole in the tried and true but I really feel it is because he is very good and loves self promotion. Beck has an ear for anyone who has a different view of a current thinking and that's not so bad. But have you ever listened to Glenn Beck?

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2007

    Truly an Inconvenient Read

    This is a difficult book to finish. This writer is full of himself and his ego gets in the way of the truth. Certainly his type of thinking is without basis and more in tune with the Rush Limbaugh 'shoot from the hip' genre. Today's global problems deserve more than this type of self-serving drivel.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2007

    Terrible Read

    If you are a high-school dropout, or if you only have a h.s. diploma, this book is for you, otherwise, this book lacks intelligence and integrity. Poor Read.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 25, 2010

    Truth is the Beck world

    Glenn Beck, never went to college, was a failing rock DJ before he became a "talk show host", knows nothing about politics, and spent a great part of his adult life strung out on cocaine and alcohol. His philosophy is don't confuse me with the facts.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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