MMA Best Books: Climate Cover Up.. The Anti-Global Warming Scam!

Starting in the early 1990s, three large American industry groups set to work on strategies to cast doubt on the science of climate change. Even though the oil industry’s own scientists had declared, as early as 1995, that human-induced climate change was undeniable, the American Petroleum Institute, the Western Fuels Association (a coal-fired electrical industry consortium) and a Philip Morris-sponsored anti-science group called TASSC all drafted and promoted campaigns of climate change disinformation.

The success of those plans is self-evident. A Yale/George Mason University poll taken late in 2008 showed that — 20 years after President George H.W. Bush promised to beat the greenhouse effect with the “White House effect” — a clear majority of Americans still say they either doubt the science of climate change or they just don’t know. Climate Cover-Up explains why they don’t know. Tracking the global warming denial movement from its inception, public relations advisor James Hoggan (working with journalist Richard Littlemore), reveals the details of those early plans and then tracks their execution, naming names and exposing tactics in what has become a full-blown attack on the integrity of the public conversation.

Leveraging four years of original research conducted through Hoggan’s website, DeSmogBlog.com, Hoggan and Littlemore documented the participation of lapsed scientists and ExxonMobil-funded think tanks. Then they analyzed and explained how mainstream media stood by — or in some cases colluded — while deniers turned a clear issue of science (and an issue for public safety) into a partisan argument that no one could win.

This book will open your eyes, it will raise your ire and, most especially, it will inspire you to take back the truth — to end the Climate Cover-up.

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4 Responses to MMA Best Books: Climate Cover Up.. The Anti-Global Warming Scam!

  1. Holte Ender

    April 1, 2010 at 10:07 am

    History will not be kind to the people who have led the deception for gain in the here and now. When you have lived long enough, you can see and feel the changes. Any pseudo science that claims that mankind is not having a detrimental effect on the world’s climate is part of a criminal cover up. The world-wide fossil fuel industry is a massive juggernaut that will take 20 years to throw itself into reverse. Yet we have the technology to do something about, what is lacking is the will.

    • MadMike

      April 1, 2010 at 10:10 am

      I agree Holte, but the will can be manipulated and once people start seeing the evidence, and they are now but just refuse to admit it, they will change their minds and quickly. Unfortunately let’s hope it’s not too late.

  2. fourdinners

    April 1, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    It’s not getting any bleeding warmer over here, I can tell you that.

    Look. If we really have global warming can England have a bit? Just a bit, that’s all we ask….

    My daughter is on a Geography field trip in The Cairngorms in Scotland and she’s snowed in under 3 feet of snow.

    Hellooooo…..It’s Spring time!…Give us some global warming will yer?

    • Infidel753

      April 3, 2010 at 3:57 am

      Mr. Dinners: Global warming will actually cool down the British Isles, at least temporarily. An influx of cold water from the melting Arctic, plus various other effects, will damp down the Atlantic Conveyor (Gulf Stream) which is what keeps northwestern Europe relatively warm for its latitude. Follow Britain’s line of latitude around a globe — you’re up there with southern Siberia and some not-very-populated parts of Canada. Without the Gulf Stream you’d revert to the “normal” climate for that latitude.

      Major events like that will, however, take decades if not longer, so there’s still time to do something about it. In the meantime, global warming is already causing intensification of all kinds of weather (including increased precipitation), just as anticipated.