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The Resource Climate cover-up : the crusade to deny global warming, James Hoggan with Richard Littlemore

Climate cover-up : the crusade to deny global warming, James Hoggan with Richard Littlemore

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Climate cover-up : the crusade to deny global warming
Title
Climate cover-up
Title remainder
the crusade to deny global warming
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James Hoggan with Richard Littlemore
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Language
eng
Summary
This is a story of betrayal, selfishness, greed and irresponsibility on an epic scale. Hoggan examines the public relations circus that surrounds global warming, and uncovers the organized campaign, largely financed by the coal and oil industries, to make us think that climate science is still somehow controversial
Review
Canadian environmental activists Hoggan and Littlemore pull no punches in this spirited indictment of global warming deniers. Their well-sourced research spotlights premeditated prevarications about the threat of greenhouse gas emissions by the oil and coal industry, in league with “junk” scientists, compliant conservative politicians and unsavory public relations practitioners. Persistent obfuscation of science by these anti-environment players is further abetted, say the authors, by a manipulated media that, in a misguided effort toward journalistic balance, pairs scientific certainty about an encroaching climate crisis with quotations from people “who make a living denying” it. Readers predisposed to believe the worst about the oil, coal and electric industries will find their fears buttressed by the book's detailed overview of an orchestrated climate coverup by Astroturf (fake grassroots) organizations, right-wing think tank echo chambers, the tens of millions of industry dollars poured into primarily Republican campaign coffers and the PR profession's Orwellian use of language. But global warming skeptics might also be swayed by the detailed dissection of an ongoing campaign to convince the public that “climate change is still unproven.” (Nov.) --Staff (Reviewed August 31, 2009) (Publishers Weekly, vol 256, issue 35, p47)
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1946-
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Hoggan, James
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363.738/74
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Littlemore, Richard D
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the crusade to deny global warming
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Climate cover-up : the crusade to deny global warming, James Hoggan with Richard Littlemore
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Lemmings and lifeguards : keeping humankind from crashing on the rocks -- The inconvenient truth : who says climate change is a scientific certainty? -- From Bernays to today : a brief history of private prophets and public lies -- The age of astroturfing : in which industry steals credibility from the people -- Internationalizing uncertainty : taking the doctrine of doubt on the road -- Mangling the language : making doubt reliable and science unbelievable -- Think tank tactics : moving public policy into private hands -- Denial by the pound : many wrongs don't make a right, but they sound better -- Junk scientists : an expert for every occasion, an argument for every position -- From denial to delay : a more reasonable--and more dangerous--trend in obstructing action on climate change -- Slapp science : using courts and cash to silence critics of climate confusion -- Manipulated media : an industry overwhelmed in the age of information -- Money talks : calculating the heavy weight of political capital --Whitewashing coal : in coal country, cleanliness is relative, but profit is absolute -- Little coal : salvaging a future that's stuck in the tar sands -- Nobody wants to be a chump : how the debate cripples public policy and paralyzes private action -- Saving the world : tactics for turning back the clock on global disaster
Control code
777604
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 250 pages
Isbn
9781553654858
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9781553654858
  • (OCoLC)318422247
Label
Climate cover-up : the crusade to deny global warming, James Hoggan with Richard Littlemore
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lemmings and lifeguards : keeping humankind from crashing on the rocks -- The inconvenient truth : who says climate change is a scientific certainty? -- From Bernays to today : a brief history of private prophets and public lies -- The age of astroturfing : in which industry steals credibility from the people -- Internationalizing uncertainty : taking the doctrine of doubt on the road -- Mangling the language : making doubt reliable and science unbelievable -- Think tank tactics : moving public policy into private hands -- Denial by the pound : many wrongs don't make a right, but they sound better -- Junk scientists : an expert for every occasion, an argument for every position -- From denial to delay : a more reasonable--and more dangerous--trend in obstructing action on climate change -- Slapp science : using courts and cash to silence critics of climate confusion -- Manipulated media : an industry overwhelmed in the age of information -- Money talks : calculating the heavy weight of political capital --Whitewashing coal : in coal country, cleanliness is relative, but profit is absolute -- Little coal : salvaging a future that's stuck in the tar sands -- Nobody wants to be a chump : how the debate cripples public policy and paralyzes private action -- Saving the world : tactics for turning back the clock on global disaster
Control code
777604
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 250 pages
Isbn
9781553654858
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781553654858
  • (OCoLC)318422247

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