The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change (The Politically Incorrect Guides)
a book by Marc Morano
(our site's book review)
The Amazon blurb says that "The climate scare ends with this book." —SEAN HANNITY
"This book arms every citizen with a comprehensive dossier on just how science, economics, and politics have been distorted and corrupted in the name of saving the planet." —MARK LEVIN
Less freedom. More regulation. Higher costs.
Make no mistake: those are the surefire consequences of the modern global warming campaign waged by political and cultural elites, who have long ago abandoned fact-based science for dramatic fearmongering in order to push increased central planning.
Climate change denial books are marketed to the overflowing basket of deplorables who doubt anything and everything that comes out of liberal mouths—including liberal scientists' mouths
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change gives a voice -- backed by statistics, real-life stories, and incontrovertible evidence -- to the millions of "deplorable" Americans skeptical about the multibillion dollar "climate change" complex, "whose claims have time and time again been proven wrong." (Really?)
Climate skeptics’ books tend to recycle 'zombie arguments that are disproven over and over and then pop up again. The books can make any points they want to,' without going through any of the scientific peer-review process that traditional scientific papers require
"[Riley E.] Dunlap said that climate skeptics’ books tend to recycle 'zombie arguments that are disproven over and over and then pop up again. The books can make any points they want to,' without going through any of the scientific peer-review process that traditional scientific papers require. Regardless of whether or not they have scientific credentials, the authors, in turn, are often treated as 'climate experts' who may be interviewed on television and radio and quoted by sympathetic columnists, bloggers, and conservative politicians, said Dunlap. While they often preach to the converted and are sold by think tanks and conservative book clubs, the books may also be sold by online retailers and chain book stores, often positioned as science books alongside books by climate scientists. Dunlap said that several of the books have been bestsellers among climate change books on Amazon and are, not surprisingly, sold by the Conservative Book Club." (Source: Attack of the climate-denial books: Conservative think tanks fuel publishing boom that spreads misinformation, Cristine Russell, Columbia Journalism Review)
While climate skeptics’ books often preach to the converted and are sold by think tanks and conservative book clubs, the books may also be sold by online retailers and chain book stores, often positioned as science books alongside books by climate scientists, spreading disinformation far and wide
It's simple. Big Oil doesn't want to take responsibility for their products—they don't like the liability. They saw what happened to Big Tobacco: huge fines, convictions, embarrassment, forced public service announcements, and massive loss of sales. Big Tobacco had spread lies and fake science for decades to try to dodge truth and reality—Big Oil is following their game plan. The main difference is that last century people believed in science, truth, and facts. These days we're surrounded by fake news, alternative facts, lying politicians—especially Trump, lying corporations, lying think tanks, and post-truth thinking, as there is no longer anything like facts and truth, but only opinions.
Regardless of whether or not they have scientific credentials, the climate skeptic authors are often treated as 'climate experts' who may be interviewed on television and radio and quoted by sympathetic columnists
Enlightenment thinking is scientific thinking—people who find science facts too scary to cope with revert to denialism, authoritarianism, religion, and all forms of regression
Humans are regressing toward pre-Enlightenment thinking that depends upon "authorities" to guide them, rather than reason, logic, and scientific knowledge. Science facts? Too scary to deal with: hence the denialism fad, peopled by the scared and the ignorant. So life will be about two things: tyrants and religion. It's almost as though civilization is stuck in reverse and along with that it would seem that human evolution is stuck in reverse. Think about it: brains that cease thinking for themselves and instead let authorities do it for them are unused organs that will degenerate. Thinking takes lots of effort and energy, but replaying tired old religious dogma in one's head takes hardly any energy. Sort of like watching a movie compared to writing a movie or using an app compared to programming an app. Humans are more evolved than apes because they think. Nonthinking humans are like apes without body hair—not much else is different. There are sayings that point out that if something isn't growing it's dying, and a flowing river stays healthy, while a stagnant pool generates diseases and smells bad. A mind replaying tired old religious dogma in place of thinking and being closed to new experiences and ideas does not flow, grow, or create. It stagnates, degenerates, and is unproductive.
The baloney-detection kit, written by Carl Sagan, (a chapter from The Demon-Haunted World), consists of the fundamental principles of scientific skepticism. A dispassionate review of the evidence behind a claim, with an eye for fallacious or fraudulent arguments, is the best way to vanquish baloney, in its benign and insidious forms. Sagan also forewarning us of grave repercussions should we continue on the wrongheaded path we're on in which political and religious authority undermine truth and science.
Dave Levitan's book, Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science, goes after baloney like a starving dog
In 2017, Dave Levitan's book Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science goes after baloney like a starving dog.
'What could possibly cause all this melting ice? My money's on all those long, hot stinkers you've been letting! Pee-yew! I mean, what else could it be?'
“A clever, timely guide to the sneaky ways sleazy politicians bamboozle us on climate change and other scientific issues. Ernest Hemingway said every good writer needs a built-in, shockproof BS detector, and now thanks to Dave Levitan's book Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science we can all have one.”—Dan Fagin, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Toms River
“Read Dave Levitan’s bare-knuckled book for insight into the manipulations and distortions by anti-science politicians who have chosen to act as advocates for vested corporate interests rather than the people they’re supposed to represent.”—Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor, Penn State University, and co-author of The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy
Trump promised us all that climate science was a hoax, so he did nothing; but now, in 2050, everything's on fire and it's too late to act
Now, in 2050, everything's on fire and I'm still President—I'm the one who won in the war against climate scientists, who are trying to blame it all on me, but that's fake news—the Earth was just naturally warming up!
Science has gifted us with amazing ways to ruin the environment and amazing ways to kill each other—if these two continue, life will eventually degenerate to rats fighting in a toilet
Big Oil's massive anti-climate change campaign has convinced the G.O.P. that manmade climate change is a big scam about convincing us the sky is falling; Trump calls it a hoax, which causes inaction, which will eventually lead to the sky falling and we'll scream for Trump's head but he will have been dead decades ago
Dozens of reviews sounded similar to this one from Mark, from Camarillo, CA: "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change, jam packed with solid references, made me a non-believer in climate change. In fact, I now believe that the manmade climate change hysteria is one of the most significant scams ever concocted." And another: "Overall, the book provided a good rebuttal to the overwhelming propaganda being put out by leftist politicians." It is true that the overwhelming propaganda being put out by leftist politicians is a fact, but it is about the political correctness scam, not climate change. Our problem is that if the overwhelming PC propaganda being put out by leftists is baloney, then doesn't that cast doubt on the overwhelming climate change propaganda being put out by leftist politicians? Hmmmmm . . .
The overwhelming PC propaganda being put out by leftists is leading to insanity like chopping down the Washington Monument because he doesn't meet their PC narrative standards—you'll see, it'll probably happen!
On the other hand, many reviewers say "From what I can see in the reviews this is primarily being purchased by climate change deniers and conspiracy theorists to reinforce their bias, rather than anyone seriously wanting to know the truth about climate change." This tome is full of classic cherrypicking of data, misleading comments, and logical fallacies galore. It's not only politically incorrect, it is factually incorrect.
Watch An Inconvenient Truth and you'll see what climate change will really mean to our planet, our plants, our animals, and our people. It is a 2006 Academy Award winning documentary film about Al Gore's campaign to educate citizens about global warming.
Trump, of course, says man-caused climate change is a hoax—fake news. His followers buy this view simply because they think with their emotions, not brains. Between 28 and 35 percent of likely voters can be said to be his solid base. And 32 percent of likely 2020 voters said they would definitely vote to reelect Trump, 2 points more than in the September 2018 poll; 41 percent in the new poll and 43 percent in the September poll said they would definitely vote to elect someone else; and 18 percent in both surveys said they would consider voting for someone else. (Source: Sizing Up Trump's Base, Charles E. Cook, Jr., Cook Political)
Trump, of course, says man-caused climate change is a hoax—fake news. His followers buy this view simply because they think with their emotions, not brains
Good Books on Climate Change:
- The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy
- Wicked & Wise: How to solve the world's toughest problems
- The War on Science: Who's Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It
- Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science
- The New Know-Nothings: The Political Foes of the Scientific Study of Human Nature