Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming Paperback – Aug 31 2009
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A compelling, sometimes chilling explanation of how public safety has been sacrificed on the altar of private interest. —Chris Mooney(2009-08-04)
This is essential reading for anyone who cares about the future of democracy. —Andrew Weaver(2009-08-07)
An imperative read for a successful future. —Leonardo Dicaprio(2009-08-07)
An expose of planetary scale. —Jim Hansen(2009-08-25)
ì[A] spirited indictment of global warming deniers. —Publishers Weekly(2009-08-28)
Climate Cover-Up examines the research organizations and academics who question weather human activity is causing dangerous global warming, and trace their arguments back to funding from the fossil-fuel industry. —Times Colonist(2009-10-16)
Climate Cover-Up is a must-read for anyone who's concerned about the biggest effort ever at media manipulation by the world's most powerful corporations . . . Hoggan's book is really about how a vast conspiracy has been undertaken by corporations opposed to reducing greenhouse gasses and pollution to convince the media that everything is just fine. —24 Hours(2009-10-20)
Compelling insights for anyone interested in learning why there is so much confusion about this issue in the media. —Georgia Straight(2009-10-22)
No wonder the public is skeptical about climate change. They are being bombarded with a cacophony of contradictory messages and misled by a huge, well-funded misinformation campaign. —Tampa Tribune(2009-11-07)
If you care about your wellbeing, the fate of your children and the environment, please read James Hoggan's new book, Climate Cover-Up. —Daily Observer(2009-11-13)
Hoggan's must-read book describes in disturbing detail the well-oiled campaign to confuse the public and confound the science, creating enough doubt to thwart meaningful action and protect a world economic order built around the burning of oil, coal, and natural gas. —Toronto Star(2009-11-23)
Two Vancouver public relations professionals take a hard look at the role PR has played in stirring up doubt and piling on controversy in the climate change debate and how the mainstream media have responded to the onslaught. The writers, who also collaborate on www.desmogblog.com, hope to end the debate by exposing cases of public manipulation and private-interest deceit. —Granville Magazine(2009-12-01)
Climate Cover-Up will convince most readers that there is a 'Climategate' scandal . . . powerful vested interests, the greedy, and those focused on the short-term continue to confuse the public by falsely framing the debate as yet to be settled. —American Scientist(2010-04-01)
About the Author
James Hoggan, co-founder of DeSmogBlog.com, is president of James Hoggan & Associates, an award-winning public relations firm in Canada. Hoggan is also chair of the David Suzuki Foundation and a trustee of the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education.
Richard Littlemore is a strategist and senior writer at James Hoggan & Associates and the editor of DeSmogBlog.com. He has served in the Canadian government's Kyoto implementation process and as an elected representative to the metropolitan government of Vancouver, BC. He lives in Nanaimo, BC.
Top Customer Reviews
Well, the bigger evil seems to be corporations. Just like they're doing to the US Health Care debate, corporations have thrown a lot of muscle (i.e., money) into buying politicians and confusing voters. You have to respect how well they understand psychology and how poorly the public understands themselves. By hiring scientists to speak their party line, they are able to create "credible" doubt. By putting a microphone (i.e., throwing money and attention at) anyone who speaks up against climate change, they are able to disguise just how much of a minor the dissenting voice is. By having scientists cry foul over how they get blacklisted for disagreeing with the majority, they conveniently cover-up the opposite- scientists can make a TON of money (personal or grant money) from willing corporations who want to keep the status quo.
This is further fed by an anti-science agenda that leads people to mistrust science. I mean, when you don't believe in evolution, how hard is it to disbelieve global warming? The debate within science, that science is based on, is flagged as uncertainty.Read more ›
"[T]he people who are blocking or delaying action on climate change are putting the whole human population at risk. If they are doing so out of some sincere, if wrong-headed, belief that climate change really isn't a problem, then their actions might be forgivable. But if they are doing it because their eagerness to post short-term profits overwhelms their judgement or their interest in the public good then they should be subject to the full dose of public wrath. Either way they have put themselves forward as experts...so their responsibility to be well-informed is that much greater and their negligence of or disregard for the science is even more offensive."
The above comes from this eye-opening book by James Hoggan (main author) and Richard Littlemore. Hoggan is a public relations (PR) advisor and owns his own PR firm. He is "a leading authority on public perceptions of environmental issues." Littlemore is a strategist and senior writer at Hoggan's PR firm.
Note that this isn't a book about climate science; everyone knows (or, at least, every rational, educated person knows) that the consensus in climate science is that we are going through global warming caused by humans burning fossil fuels. But consensus isn't certainty.
This leaves the door open for deniers ("Climate change is a big hoax") and delayers ("Climate change is occurring but we can take our time in trying to solve it").
This book offers a blistering account of shadowy think tanks, pretend grassroots organizations, lobbyists, and charismatic speakers, who dedicate their time to creating strategies for manufacturing doubt by twisting truths about the science of climate change.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
If you thought you found the book that would answer all of your questions on climate change, unfortunately you thought wrong. Read morePublished on May 16 2014 by Kmad515
I'm fairly new to the issue of climate change, and even newer to the politics surrounding it. I've spent the past four years reading about climate change causes, impacts,... Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2012 by climatesight
If you are one of the many still fooled by all the climate alarmists then you will love this book. Unfortunately, there is a climate cover-up and it is not the one that James... Read morePublished on May 21 2011 by Audrey
I haven't made up my mind one way or the other about human-caused global warming....and this book didn't help at all. Read morePublished on Dec 30 2009 by D. Carlson
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