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The Lomborg Deception: Setting the Record Straight About Global Warming

The Lomborg Deception: Setting the Record Straight About Global Warming
  

Provides an analysis that serves not only as a guide to reading the global warming skeptics, but also as a model for assessing the state of climate science. This title offers readers an enlightening pole-to-pole review of some of today's most urgent climate concerns.

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ISBN 9780300171280
Barcode 9780300171280
Published 15 April 2011 by Yale University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Friel, Howard
Foreword by Lovejoy, Thomas E.
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ISBN-13 9780300171280
ISBN-10 0300171285
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Yale University Press
Imprint Yale University Press
Publication Date 15 April 2011
International Publication Date 3 May 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Friel, Howard
Foreword by Lovejoy, Thomas E.
Category Environmentalist Thought & Ideology
Global Warming
Environmental Monitoring
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 318g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Environment & Planning
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 500
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In this major assessment of leading climate-change skeptic Bjorn Lomborg, Howard Friel meticulously deconstructs the Danish statistician's claim that global warming is no catastrophe by exposing the systematic misrepresentations and partial accounting that are at the core of climate skepticism. His detailed analysis serves not only as a guide to reading the global warming skeptics, but also as a model for assessing the state of climate science. With attention to the complexities of climate-related phenomena across a range of areas--from Arctic sea ice to the Antarctic ice sheet-- The Lomborg Deception also offers readers an enlightening review of some of today's most urgent climate concerns. Friel's book is the first to respond directly to Lomborg's controversial research as published in The Skeptical Environmentalist (2001) and Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming (2007). His close reading of Lomborg's textual claims and supporting footnotes reveals a lengthy list of findings that will rock climate skeptics and their allies in the government and news media, demonstrating that the published peer-reviewed climate science, as assessed mainly by the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has had it mostly right--even if somewhat conservatively right--all along. Friel's able defense of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth against Lomborg's repeated attacks is by itself worth an attentive reading.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'The Lomborg Deception sets the record straight with a rigorous, readable body-blow to climate complacency.' (Senator John Kerry)

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Author's Bio

Howard Friel is an independent scholar and author. His previous books, The Record of the Paper and Israel-Palestine on Record, both of which were co-authored by Richard Falk, have focused on media criticism and the media's use of international law. He lives in Northampton, MA.

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