Censoring Science: Inside the Political Attack on Dr. James Hansen and the Truth of Global Warming

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From acclaimed writer and physicist Mark Bowen, Censoring Sciencetells the true story of the Bush administration’s censorship of the world’s preeminent climatologist, and the science behind global warming that they do not want you to know.

The facts don’t lie:
• 2005 was the warmest year since the invention of the thermometer.
• 2006 is on track to become the hottest year ever recorded in the United States.
• The six hottest years on record have occurred in the last eight years, and the twenty-two hottest years on record have occurred in the last twenty-six years.

Preeminent climatologist and leading NASA scientist Dr. James Hansen has been studying climate for over three decades. It was his testimony to a Senate committee in 1988 that first brought the threat of global warming to the world’s attention. In January 2006, news broke that the Bush administration had been attempting to censor Dr. Hansen—obscuring his message and suppressing the vast body of his scientific work, which unequivocally demonstrates the reality and immense danger of global warming.

Now, for the first time and with unfiltered access, writer and physicist Mark Bowen finally tells the exclusive story of Hansen’s decades-long battle to bring the truth about global warming to light. Censoring Scienceilluminates the real science behind global warming and maintains that we can still prevent environmental disaster, while both strengthening our economy and our national security. In the tradition of Ron Suskind’s blockbuster bestseller, The Price of Loyalty, Censoring Scienceexposes the truth behind the administration’s spin doctors, and shares the inside story of one of the most important and influential scientists of our time.

 

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This relates to what is probably the most important issue of our time, and also to one of my favorite questions: is George W. Bush wicked or stupid, or, as I like to think, both. His administration ... Read full review

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The book is not what I expected it to be. I gave up after 75 pages, which is rare for me. Think I was looking for a scientific book on climate change and all I got was a bunch of midlevel bureaucrats doing what they do best, which is nothing. A complete time waster. Read full review

Contents

Chapter
1
Chapter 2
27
Chapter 3
51
Chapter 4
64
Chapter 5
98
A Theory of Government We Must Vociferously Oppose
143
Chapter 7
162
Chapter 8
191
Chapter 9
221
Me Too
264
Sources and Suggested Reading
307
Index
313
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Mark Bowenis the author of the highly acclaimed book, Thin Ice, which was praised as “one of the best books yet published on climate change” (New York Review of Books) and named the best science book of 2005 by NPR’s Living on Earth. An avid climber with a Ph.D. in physics from MIT, Bowen has written articles for Climbing, Natural History, and Technology Review.

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