AN Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming

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Overlook, Dec 29, 2009 - Science - 160 pages
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"Clear, analytical and compelling." -The Economist

In this well-informed and hard-hitting response to the scaremongering of the climate alarmists, Nigel Lawson, former Secretary of State for Energy under Margaret Thatcher, argues that it is time for us to take a cool look at global warming. Lawson carefully and succinctly examines all aspects of the global warming issue: the science, the economics, the politics, and the ethics. He concludes that the conventional wisdom on the subject is suspect on a number of grounds, that global warming is not the devastating threat to the planet it is widely alleged to be, and that the remedy that is currently being proposed, which is in any event politically unattainable, would be worse that the threat it is supposed to avert. Argued with logic, common sense, and even wit, and thoroughly sourced and referenced, Lawson has written a long overdue corrective to the barrage of spin and hype to which the politicians and media have been subjecting the public on this important issue.

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User Review  - the.ken.petersen - LibraryThing

I should have realised that any book entitled, 'An Appeal to Reason', was going to be the opposite but, I was recommended to read what I was informed was the most cogent denial of global warming. Mr ... Read full review

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User Review  - The Reverberator - Borders

Nigel Lawson's Appeal to Reason is the best short book on the whole range of issues in the global warming debate. He discusses the science, the models, the possible impacts and their costs, and the policies proposed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in clear, concise, measured prose. Read full review

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