Lawson carefully and succinctly examines all aspects of the global warming issue: the science, the economics, the politics, and the ethics. He concludes that, contrary to the deeply-flawed Stern Review, 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. All this is argued with logic, common sense, even wit, and thoroughly sourced and referenced.
The book concludes by outlining the form a rational response to global warming should take, and explains why the mistaken conventional wisdom has become the quasi-religion it is today, and the dangers that this presents.
Lord Lawson has written a long overdue and much needed corrective to the barrage of spin and hype to which the politicians and media have been subjecting the public on this important issue, which affects us all.
©2009 Nigel Lawson
Fanatical Endurance Athlete, who listens to a lot of books while training.
The logical argument presented by Nigel Lawson is not based on opposing the views of the pro global warming movement, but by explaining the impact of what the movement is proposing and letting the listener draw their own conclusion to the validity of the argument.
If you like this book you may be interested in Professor Plimers 'Heaven and Hell.' Both books rely on science and logic to provide persuasive arguments on this topic.
I found Stephen Thorne's delivery to be well timed and very clear, whether listing at normal speed or double speed. As he reads the book,I get the feeling that Nigel words are talking directly to me.
This book made me very frustrated with the global warming religion and the impact these are having in the political world.
A must read, if you want to be aware of both sides of the debate.
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