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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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Many facts about the challenge we are facing

One of the most known book concerning climate change. You can find many facts and information related to this important and vital topic. Suggested

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Accurate, But Dated

Co-written by one of the most famous climate scientists, the information is completely accurate. If one wants a succinct discussion of the subject of climate change, and why we must act this book is a good place to start. Unfortunately, some time has passed since this book was written and therefore it has become dated. Since Trump was elected he has done everything he can to reverse anything Obama has done, out of spite, even when the industry being “helped” has said, no thanks.

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Great Information

The authors did a wonderful job of breaking down a subject that has become unnecessary complicated.

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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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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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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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Fluent overview of the mess we are in

The authors know what they are talking about, and write in a clear and accessible way. They have long and direct experience of campaigning and informing on climate change. Although the book is only 4 years old, it feels a bit out of date due to subsequent further backsliding on the climate front. The US elections of 2016 - still to come at the time of writing - are referred to as "make or break". We got the Break candidate... This is not the most compelling climate change book available in 2019. The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells is a more up-to-date text, although correspondingly more urgent as we have slipped further down the oily slope towards crisis and chaos. For an understanding of why we find it so hard to face the climate crisis, an excellent read is George Marshall's Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change. These two texts also end on a faint note of hope.

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  • 08-10-19

Essential reading well narrated.

A subject and information that should be digested by everyone, from young to old and across the globe.