9781930865594

Meltdown: The Predictable Distortion of Global Warming by Scientists, Politicians, and the Media

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  • ISBN13:

    9781930865594

  • ISBN10:

    1930865597

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-11-15
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network

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Summary

An eminently readable and often humorous critique, Meltdown documents hundreds of exaggerations from scientists, politicians and the media, and ties them together with the common thread of rational self-interest.

Author Biography

Patrick J. Michaels is research professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia and senior fellow in environmental studies at the Cato Institute.

Table of Contents

Epigraph vii
Foreword
1(8)
An Introduction to Global Warming
9(24)
Meltdown? The Truth about Icecaps
33(40)
All Creatures Cute and Furry
73(38)
Spin Cycle: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and Other Cyclones
111(16)
Droughts and Floods: Worse and Worse?
127(36)
A Greener World of Changing Seasons?
163(16)
Global Warming, Disease, and Death
179(16)
No Fact Checks, Please!
195(12)
The ``National Assessment'' Disaster
207(14)
The Predictable Distortion of Global Warming
221(16)
Breaking the Cycle
237(6)
Afterword 243(6)
References 249(6)
Index 255

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