'Only one senior political figure in Britain has dared stand apart from [the] stifling orthodoxy: Nigel Lawson' - The Telegraph. 'Elegantly written, thorough, entertaining and, above all, convincing' - The Financial Times. 'Bombarded with the zealous certainties of those deaf to reasoned argument ... it is intensely refreshing to find in Nigel Lawson someone who, without claiming to have all the answers, is at least brave enough to ask eminently sensible questions' - The Spectator. 'Along with the polemics, he makes some sensible points' - The Guardian. 'This is a fascinating tome, the best exposition of the sceptical view on global warming that I have yet to come across' - Literary Review. 'His insights are keen and refreshingly iconoclastic ... well argued and well written' - Publishers Weekly. 'Lawson slices through the layers of pseudo-scientific hype, anti-American prejudice, green evangelism and rampant ecomania to expose the scientific realities, the political issues, the economic options and the ethical considerations that really matter' - Antony Jay, creator of "Yes Minister" and "Yes, Prime Minister".From the Publisher:
In this well-informed and hard-hitting response to the scaremongering of the climate alarmists, Nigel Lawson, former Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for Energy, argues that it is time for us to take a cool look at global warming. Lawson carefully and succinctly examines all aspects of the global warming issue: the science, the economics, the politics, and the ethics. He concludes that, contrary to the deeply-flawed Stern Review, the conventional wisdom on the subject is suspect on a number of grounds; that global warming is not the devastating threat to the planet it is widely alleged ot be; and that the remedy that is currently being proposed, which is in any event politically unattainable, would be worse that the threat it is supposed to avert.All this is argued with logic, commmon sense, and even wit, and thoroughly sourced and referenced. The book concludes by outlining the form a rational response to global warming should take, and explains why the mistaken conventional wisdom has become the quasi-religion it is today, and the dangers that this presents. Lord Lawson has written a long overdue and much needed corrective to the barrage of spin and hype to which the politicians and media have been subjecting the public on this important issue, which affects us all.
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