A few minutes ago, I caught the last of a Fox News Channel interview with Dr. Timothy Ball. Dr. Ball has been receiving DEATH THREATS because he chooses to be scientific about climate and not spew the dogmatism of alarmists. When a scientist receives death threats about his dedication to the truth, whatever the evidence supports, we are in a pre-Nazi period. Dr. Ball is not the first to be castigated or physically threatened.
Aside from telling lies of commission and calling them "facts" about so-called "global warming" and humans' role in it, the main stream media, print and broadcast, also lie by omission. Most have abandoned any semblance of a "fair and balanced" approach because they have bought into the new marketing strategy of calling this climate change kerfuffle a "moral issue." They omit, then, opposing points of view, and above all, they omit the actual facts and the purveyors of actual facts, the real climate scientists. Let us not forget that facts refer to that which exists in reality, and they are independent of who thinks them or accepts them.
With the foregoing in mind, I could not wait to buy and start reading a truly fabulous book: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism, by Christopher C. Horner [Regnery, NY; ISBN 978-1-59698-501-8; 2007]. Like many others, I have not known enough to be able to discount everything asserted by these so-called "environmentalists." I needed facts to fill out my deep suspicions of these "greenies." What I am getting from Mr. Horner's book far exceeds my wildest expectations and desires.
The book is broad and deep in scope, and enjoys a talented readability. Mr. Horner divides the book into four sections:
- Environmentalism and Authoritarians
- Global Warming: The Convenient Lies
- The False Prophets (and Real Profits) of Global Warming
- Making You Poorer and Less Free