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Global warming and political intimidation : how politicians cracked down on scientists as the earth heated up

Author: Raymond S Bradley
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the publisher. Global warming is the number one environmental issue of our time, yet some prominent politicians have refused to accept scientific evidence of human responsibility and have opposed any legislation or international agreement that would limit greenhouse gas emissions. A few have gone even further and have tried to destroy the reputations of scientists researching climate change by deliberately  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond S Bradley
ISBN: 9781558498693 1558498699 9781558498686 1558498680
OCLC Number: 696916048
Description: 167 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The congressional hearings: the good, the bad and the ugly --
A letter from congress --
The hockey stick controversy --
The IPCC and the Nobel prize --
Global warming: a primer --
Climate futures: where are we heading? --
The doubt merchants: suppression of science and character assassination.
Responsibility: Raymond S. Bradley.

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From the publisher. Global warming is the number one environmental issue of our time, yet some prominent politicians have refused to accept scientific evidence of human responsibility and have opposed any legislation or international agreement that would limit greenhouse gas emissions. A few have gone even further and have tried to destroy the reputations of scientists researching climate change by deliberately undermining the credibility of their research. These politicians have sought to sow seeds of doubt in the minds of the public and to weaken public and political support for the control of fossil fuel use. In this powerful book, highly respected climate scientist Raymond Bradley provides the inside story from the front lines of the debate. In clear and direct language, he describes the tactics those in power have used to intimidate him and his colleagues part of a larger pattern of governmental suppression of scientific information, politics at the expense of empirically based discourse. Speaking from his experience, Bradley exposes the fault lines in the global warming debate, while providing a concise primer on climate change. The result is a cautionary tale of how politics and science can become fatally intertwined, written by one scientist who was unwittingly ensnared in a web of political intimidation.

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