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The Madhouse Effect

How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy
Narrated by: Alan Taylor
Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
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The award-winning climate scientist Michael E. Mann and the Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Tom Toles have been on the front lines of the fight against climate denialism for most of their careers. They have witnessed the manipulation of the media by business and political interests and the unconscionable play to partisanship on issues that affect the well-being of billions. The lessons they have learned have been invaluable, inspiring this brilliant escape hatch from the madhouse of the climate wars.

The Madhouse Effect portrays the intellectual pretzels into which denialists must twist logic to explain away the clear evidence that human activity has changed Earth's climate. Mann's expert skills at science communication aim to restore sanity to a debate that continues to rage against widely acknowledged scientific consensus. The synergy of these two climate science crusaders enlivens the gloom and doom of so many climate-themed books, and may even convert die-hard doubters to the side of sound science.

©2016 Michael E. Mann and Tom Toles (P)2017 Wetware Media

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Necessary information for all of us.

I think this is a good starting point for anyone (like me) waking up to the urgency of climate change and bewildered at the lack of political leadership and progress. Answers a number of questions about why a response had been so slow. For me is just the start of a lot more study, and action as a frustrated citizen.

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A road map to climate renewal

A cogent sensible outline of the issues facing climate renewal and an outline how to address the deep pockets funding political denialism. Start by calling it out. The toons should have been appended as a pdf.

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Mann exposes himself as a leftist

His rhetoric outside his parade of horribles validates it. He is a typical leftist who uses his credentials as a scientist to advance his agenda. Where have we seen that before? The FBI, DOJ, and IRS maybe.

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Great Climate Science, Poor Narration

Professor Mann is a leading climate scientist who shares his wisdom in this wonderful book. He goes beyond the basic & common issues in anthropogenic climate change & touches lesser discussed topics such as impact of clouds & ocean circulation. Unfortunately, the narration is poor. Frequent errors are noted, such as "Atlantic" instead of "Antarctic ". Other words are badly mispronounced. Of course the cartoon portion of the book is not available. Valuable book for climate activists & anyone interested in current climate science.

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