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The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Global Warming and Environmentalism

Publisher: Regnery Publishing • 2007 • 336 pages
4.42 out of 5 • View Ratings Details • 12 Ratings

For decades, environmentalism has been the Left’s best excuse for increasing government control over our actions in ways both large and small. It’s for Mother Earth! It’s for the children! It’s for the whales! But until now, the doomsday-scenario environmental scares they’ve trumped up haven’t been large enough to give the sinister prize they want most of all: total control of American politics, economic activity, and even individual behavior. With global warming, however, greenhouse gasbags can argue that auto emissions in Ohio threaten people in Paris, and that only global government can tackle such problems. National sovereignty? Democracy? Forget it: global warming has now brought the Left closer to global government, statism, and the eradication of individual rights than it has ever been before.

Now, in “The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Global Warming and Environmentalism,” Christopher C. Horner tears the cover off the Left’s manipulation of environmental issues for political purposes – and lays out incontrovertible evidence for the fact that catastrophic man-made global warming is just more Chicken-Little hysteria, not actual science. He explains why, although Al Gore and his cronies among the media elites and UN globalists endlessly bleat that “global warming” is an unprecedented global crisis, they really think of it as a dream come true. It’s the ideal scare campaign for those who are doing all they can to secure strict control over society, business, and the minutest details of individual life. For, as Horner explains, if global warming really were as bad as the Leftist doomsayers insist it is, then no policy imaginable could “solve” it. According to the logic of the greens’ own numbers, no matter how much we sacrifice there would still be more to do. That makes global warming the bottomless well of excuses for the relentless growth of Big Government.

Horner (an attorney and Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute) reveals the full anti-American, anti-capitalist, and anti-human agenda of today’s environmentalists, dubbing them “green on the outside, red to the core.” He details how they use strong-arm legal tactics – and worse – against those who dare to point out the weakness of their arguments for global warming. Along the way, he explodes ten top global warming myths, carefully examines the evidence to determine how much warming there really is and what is actually causing it. He exposes the lies that the environmental lobby routinely tells to make its case; the ways in which it is trying to impose initiatives such as the Kyoto Accords on an unwilling American public; and much more – including the green lobby’s favorite politicians (an often surprising rogue’s gallery including John Kerry, John McCain, Joe Lieberman and others).

It’s time to stand up to the environmentalist industry and insist: human beings are not the enemy. In breezy, light-hearted and always entertaining fashion, “The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Global Warming and Environmentalism” gives you the facts you need to do so.

No, the sky is not falling, despite the Green Left’s best efforts:

  • Proof: media hype and deceptive Al Gore slide shows notwithstanding, greenhouse gas concentrations demonstrably do not determine temperatures
  • The mainstream media’s routinely sloppy, inaccurate reporting about evidence of global warming and other environmental matters
  • More proof: The hole in the ozone layer – the 1980s manmade environmental crisis – was caused by the Antarctic atmosphere being too cold
  • How environmentalists throughout modern history have instilled fear over one looming “crisis” or another with the aim of increasing government control over things big and small
  • Why the environmental alarmists do whatever they can to avoid actual debate
  • The environmentalist movement: not a grassroots phenomenon driven by scruffy idealists but an elite-driven movement that lards the coffers of pressure campaigns with wealth – commonly inherited, often corporate, and far too-frequently looted from the taxpayer
  • Recent studies that have shown that the environment is actually flourishing – and how the greens have turned even these into evidence of our imminent doom
  • “To feed a starving child is to exacerbate the world population problem”: the environmentalists’ openly anti-human agenda
  • How real pollution problems can be addressed through the technological improvements that the Left is doing all it can to obstruct
  • Al Gore’s global warming jihad: how it will lead to massively higher costs and direct or indirect energy rationing – and probably many measures that are even worse
  • How much of the budget for environmental pressure groups comes directly from taxpayers — through grants for public “education” and congressional schemes designed to subsidize the greens’ lawyers
  • Green lunacy run amok: how even respectable political figures (and Slick Willie) say that the environmental damage caused by American industry is a greater threat than terrorism
  • Why, as with other political crusades that fail in the arena of representative democracy, the greens now see the courts and supranational bodies as their best hopes
  • How environmental policies come with a cost, often to the society as a whole, decreasing wealth, and so harming health – dangers the average environmentalist ignores
  • How greens worship primitive lifestyles from afar, while those mired in them would kill to escape them
  • How, almost without fail, global warming skeptics are charged with being stooges of industry – a charge that neither addresses the skeptic’s criticism or question, nor reflects the fact that most of “industry” now actually supports the alarmists’ agenda
  • Ethanol: sobering evidence that it might not be good for the environment – and how the damage to soil from single-crop farming is probably more real than global warming
  • How the risks of climate change policy far outweigh the risks that might realistically be expected as climate continues to change

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