right in the face of environmentalist hysteria. The author, who makes no bones about NOT being an environmental scientist, presents an analysis of environmental trends using the science he knows- statistics. He argues that many of the statistical trends he reveals stand in direct opposition to the common wisdom that the earth is in peril.
He raises questions, a lot of them, about the real state of the environment. He defends his view that the earth is in better shape than what others say it is and pokes holes in the histrionic assertions of the environmental movement that all is woe. He questions the motivations of such pronouncements of doom and gloom and wonders aloud if they can be believed.
The environmentalists are, of course, livid over this challenge to their litany and have descended in force to criticize and critique the work as being scientifically dishonest. Their charges are based on the fact that the book does not adhere to the standards of publication of a peer reviewed scientific journal. But the critics miss the mark - the book is not a scientific paper (just as most pronouncements from the enviromentalist movement are not), and does not attempt to hold itself out as authoritative on any of the subjects it discusses. It only expresses the opinions of the author, who is advocating his view in the debate over the true state of the planet.
Whether or not you agree or disagree with the author's viewpoint, the book is topical, thought provoking and well-substantiated. Read it, discuss it, and be critical of the "truth" you are told by people with an agenda.