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

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

by Iain Murray


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ISBN-13: 9781596980549
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 04/22/2008
Pages: 354
Sales rank: 894,574
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About 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

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

What People are Saying About This

John R. Lott

"Ever wonder about the story of the Cuyahoga River catching fire in Cleveland? Or the accuracy of Rachel Carson's dire warnings about DDT? Or the systematic attempt to discredit prominent scientists who question that there is a significant man-made impact on global temperatures? If you care about the environment, Iain Murray's book is a valuable resource. Murray's book questions politically correct myths that endanger both the environment and public safety."--(John R. Lott, economist and author of Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works and Other Half-Baked Theories Don't)

Jonah Goldberg

"Iain Murray, again and again, demonstrates that the motivating passion for environmentalism is too often a desire for political control first and environmental improvement second. He has the keenest of eyes for spotting where science ends and utopianism takes its place-and rationally explaining why this is folly. Iain Murray understands and recounts in vivid detail that the control environmentalists seek is not only fool's gold, but is actually the fastest route to a less healthy environment and a poorer society. The only reliable guarantee for sustained environmental health is precisely the freedom and property rights so many environmentalists see as the cause of all our problems."--(Jonah Goldberg, bestselling author and editor-at-large, National Review Online)

Christopher C. Horner

"With detailed analysis and insight borne of his unique experience, Iain Murray reveals the consequences for which the 'environmentalist' establishment-and their political and media enablers-have yet to be held accountable, too busy rushing off to once again wreak destruction in the name of another 'greatest threat:' global warming. Murray's account almost makes one yearn for an international criminal court. Almost."--(Christopher C. Horner, bestselling author of The Politically Incorrect GuideTM to Global Warming and Environmentalism)

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