Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming

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Talk of global warming is nearly inescapable these days — but there are some who believe the concept of climate change is an elaborate hoax. Despite the input of the world’s leading climate scientists, the urgings of politicians, and the outcry of many grassroots activists, many Americans continue to ignore the warning signs of severe climate shifts. How did this happen? Climate Cover-up seeks to answer this question, describing the pollsters and public faces who have crafted careful language to refute the ...
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Overview


Talk of global warming is nearly inescapable these days — but there are some who believe the concept of climate change is an elaborate hoax. Despite the input of the world’s leading climate scientists, the urgings of politicians, and the outcry of many grassroots activists, many Americans continue to ignore the warning signs of severe climate shifts. How did this happen? Climate Cover-up seeks to answer this question, describing the pollsters and public faces who have crafted careful language to refute the findings of environmental scientists. Exploring the PR techniques, phony "think tanks," and funding used to pervert scientific fact, this book serves as a wake-up call to those who still wish to deny the inconvenient truth.
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"[Climate Cover-Up] explains how the propaganda generated by self interest groups has purposely created confusion about climate change. It’s an imperative read for a successful future."—Leonardo DiCaprio

"“… the most detailed and probing analysis to date of the interrelations between business organizations and conservative think tanks in campaigns to question global warming….The sleuthing is sophisticated and impressive… Recommended.”&#8212CHOICE Reviews, ALA

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Canadian environmental activists Hoggan and Littlemore pull no punches in this spirited indictment of global warming deniers. Their well-sourced research spotlights premeditated prevarications about the threat of greenhouse gas emissions by the oil and coal industry, in league with “junk” scientists, compliant conservative politicians and unsavory public relations practitioners. Persistent obfuscation of science by these anti-environment players is further abetted, say the authors, by a manipulated media that, in a misguided effort toward journalistic balance, pairs scientific certainty about an encroaching climate crisis with quotations from people “who make a living denying” it. Readers predisposed to believe the worst about the oil, coal and electric industries will find their fears buttressed by the book's detailed overview of an orchestrated climate coverup by Astroturf (fake grassroots) organizations, right-wing think tank echo chambers, the tens of millions of industry dollars poured into primarily Republican campaign coffers and the PR profession's Orwellian use of language. But global warming skeptics might also be swayed by the detailed dissection of an ongoing campaign to convince the public that “climate change is still unproven.” (Nov.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781553654858
  • Publisher: Greystone Books
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,259,671
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Posted October 19, 2009

    The Crusade to Deny Global Warming

    This book clearly outlines the millions of dollars spent by huge corporations for the purpose of;
    - denying that global warming exists
    - creating uncertainty in the minds of the public that global warming is a real threat
    - using resources to sue individuals who claim that specific industries are the cause of or contribute to global warming
    - buying the services of scientists (?) to declare that global warming does not exist
    - buying the services of scientists (?) to create uncertainty in the minds of the public relative to global warming
    - ensuring that the gas, oil and coal industries can continue unimpeded in the destruction of our environment

    When reading this book one feels a high degree of anger and frustration on how we, as a society, are so easily manipulated.

    This is a must read book if we care about our future!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2010

    Deniers Lots Worse Than I Thought They Were

    Not really new info here but the devil is in the details-the deniers are just a lot worse and alot richer than I thought. And there's not much direction to try to stop them either, except expose them and since they seem to be willing to lie, etc. I came away from this book sort of numb. I am beginning to think we may have become a sucidal species. The so called "climategate" is a perfect example-the 2 scientists were investigated by numerous academic and scientific groups and they determined that there was "absolutly no evidence that any misreporting of data, intent to mislead or other misconduct" was done by these scientists. Did that make the news?? Nope.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2010

    okay..

    The insight is good but the facts aren't clear enough.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2010

    Who's manipulating the facts?

    "Climategate" has exposed this book as a fraud! We the people have been the one's being manipulated by the so-called "concensus of scientist's".

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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