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The Really Inconvenient Truths: Seven Environmental Catastrophes Liberals Don't Want You to Know about - Because They Helped Cause Them

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Al Gore is bad for the planet...
Talk about really inconvenient truths--that's one of the many you'll find in Iain Murray's rollicking exposé of environmental blowhards who waste more energy, endanger more species, and actually kill more people (yes, that's right) than the environmental villains they finger. Did you know that estrogen from birth control and "morning after" pills is causing male fish across America to develop female sex organs? Funny how "pro-choice" and ...
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Overview


Al Gore is bad for the planet...
Talk about really inconvenient truths--that's one of the many you'll find in Iain Murray's rollicking exposé of environmental blowhards who waste more energy, endanger more species, and actually kill more people (yes, that's right) than the environmental villains they finger. Did you know that estrogen from birth control and "morning after" pills is causing male fish across America to develop female sex organs? Funny how "pro-choice" and "environmentalist" liberals never talk about that. Or how about this: the Live Earth concert to "save the planet" released more CO2 into the atmosphere than a fleet of 2,000 Humvees emit in a year? We hear a lot about AIDS in Africa, but the number one killer of children in much of Africa is malaria--and guess who was responsible for banning the pesticide that used to have malaria under control? Iain Murray, a sprightly conservative environmental analyst with a long record of skewering liberal hypocrisy, has dug up seven of the all-time great environmental catastrophes caused by the Left and exposed them in The Really Inconvenient Truths. Murray lays bare:

* How ethanol, the liberals' favorite fuel, is destroying the world's rainforests--and could cause global food shortages
* How Al Gore's hero Rachel Carson cost the lives of millions of Africans through her efforts to ban DDT
* How the environmentalists have covered up the polluting effects of contraceptive and chemical abortion drugs
* How the Endangered Species Act actually endangers species
* How Gore's vision of greater state control over the economy has already produced some of the greatest environmental disasters in history

All of us want a planet with clean air and clean water, vibrant forests, healthy animal populations, and glorious open space. But liberal environmentalists aren't the ones to deliver it. In fact, they've made the planet worse, while old-fashioned property rights, unpopular hunters, and the innovative engine of capitalism have made it better. The facts are all here, in a book that Al Gore would rather burn than read.

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Environmentalists don't always get it right. Competitive Enterprise Institute director Iain Murray makes that perfectly clear in this scathing collection of seven case studies of good intentions ending in catastrophes, including a deadly malaria outbreak.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596980549
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/22/2008
  • Pages: 354
  • Sales rank: 635,947
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

IAIN MURRAY is the senior fellow in energy, science, and technology at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and a frequent commentator on FOX News, CNN Headline News, and the BBC. His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, Investor's Business Daily, the Financial Times, and many other outlets. Educated at Oxford, the University of London, and the Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, he now lives in a nicely wooded tract of Northern Virginia where Al Gore's anti-environmental energy gourmandizing is not welcome. His work, and more information on free enterprise, can be found at CEI.org.
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Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Al Gore Is Bad for the Planet
Introduction: Al Gore: Savior of the Planet?     1
Malaria: The Plague of Environmentalists     31
Ethanol: Save the Planet, Starve the World     53
Blind Faith in the Green God
Introduction: EcoPaganism     83
The Pill as Pollutant: And Other Environmental Menaces the Left Ignores     117
Yellowstone in Flames: The Dangers of Liberal Dogma     147
The Best Laid Plans...
Introduction: The Green Lobby     189
Cuyahoga Burning: How Progressives Set a River on Fire     203
Endangered Species Act: Shoot, Shovel, and Shut Up     235
Communism's Environmental Record: The Death of the Aral Sea     273
Conclusion: The Promise of Stewardship: The Conservative Answer for the Environment     295
Acknowledgments     325
Notes     327
Index     347
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