• The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming (and Environmentalism)

  • By: Christopher C. Horner
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (383 ratings)

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By: Christopher C. Horner
Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
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Publisher's Summary

The big media have spoken on the question of global warming, and the debate is officially over. "Be afraid, be very afraid", warns Time magazine. But have Al Gore and his environmentalist allies really proven their case? Not even close, says Christopher C. Horner.

In The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming (and Environmentalism), he exposes the shoddy science, plain dishonesty, and hidden political agenda behind the biggest phony environmental scare since, well, since green predictions of catastrophic global cooling in the 1970s.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming (and Environmentalism) provides a provocative, entertaining, and well documented exposé of some of the most shamelessly politicized pseudoscience we are likely to see in our relatively cool lifetimes.

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©2007 Christopher C. Horner (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

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Must Read

If you have any doubt at all regarding the science and truthfulness of Al Gore and his band of mindless followers then give this book a listen.

I used to think Religion was one of the worst users of peoples fears to get their way, but there is a new contender. Global Warming Alarmist might even be more dangerous than Religion for taking away a persons ability to see both sides of an issue. They use every trick in a Cult handbook with practiced ease and modern skill.

This book is not about how perfect humans are, or that there is no need for improvement. It is a here-to-fore unseen side of the issue. The critical side that requires acknowledgment and not to be simply tossed aside as a EXXON shill. It may shock people to realize that questioning god does not make you the devil. (Although if you do belive that then don't bother reading this book. It will just upset you.)

This book is a good starting place. If you don't belive the authors claims look them up for yourself. The evidence is there and some people (like me) need to be nudged in the right direction. I never questioned the greenhouse effect. Why whould I? What would they have to gain? Therein lay Al Gore brilliance! because, in fact, they have much to gain.

Even though I know how a real greenhouse works I never noticed how silly the global greenhouse argument is until I gave it the slightest thought and most likly wouldn't have unless I read this book.

I don't want the enviroment to be wrecked because of me, but I'm not going to buy every air-headed claim that I'm to blame when I'm not. It's in my best interest to find out.

Enjoy if nothing else the arguments, life isn't as black and white as Al Gore whould like you to think.

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Eye Opener

Humorous and well written. Will be attacked by the usual suspects.

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Don't Bother

In short: Extremist and illogical rant by an oil company shill. Not worth the listen...and I find almost ANYTHING worth a listen. This is just too obviously an oil company (EXXON) funded absurdist view of environmentalist thought and action. WAY off the deep end annd an embarrasment to those who believe that environmentalists have gone too far.

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Incorrect, period

The author is right that there is much exaggeration by environmentalists. But he thinks the remedy is exaggeration on the other side. It is no help in sorting out the conflicting claims on this issue.

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Not totally wrong, but...

This book is filled with so much sarcasm and hyperbole that it totally masks the authors message. There are some legitimate points to be made here, but the book is so laced with anti-Gore sentiment, and sarcasm about the "Greenies", that any accuracy he is trying to make about errors in the hypothesis of global warming lack credibility. He should have taken a far more objective approach and left the emotion at home. This author clearly has an agenda, and it overpowers any message he is trying to deliver about the chicken little nature of the global warming scare.

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Watermelons

Excellent, common sense, well-documented book about the real reason so many otherwise obviously sane and intelligent people claim to believe the incredible apocalyptic claims of global warming. It is their way of pushing for total government after the Communist plans for world domination didn't work out for them. The forces now at the forefront of this world-wide effort to destroy free market capitalism and put all power in government dictatorships are the former Communists who now call themselves "Greens" --hence watermelons, green on the outside and red on the inside. The author knows these people and their organizations and tactics and he tells about them in this book in an entertaining way for such a serious subject.

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Not great for Audio

This type of book definitely lends itself more toward print. There are too many references, and asides that don't work well in an audio format. If you have the option, I would choose the print edition of this book.

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Just political demagoguery

I bought this book so that I could get full perspective on global warming and its effects on the future of Earth. I read a few books on the subject. The most recent was "The Weather Makers" by Tom Flannery. Flannery's book was full of data and research findings. It gave a compelling argument for global warming and the influence of greenhouse gasses. The book, "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming" did not.

The author, Christopher Horner, did not site one single scientifically researched data point. Instead, he casted dispersions on the environmental movement and environmentalist in general. He equated environmentalism with communism and the desire for the destruction of capitalism. He writes that all environmental concerns stems from the desire to end capitalism. He is a right wing demigod with no evidence to back his claims other than the right wing talking points we've all heard before from the likes of Rush Limbaugh. I guess the title should have given me a clue, but I thought that perhaps it contained something of value. I was wrong.

This book contain no facts, only political rubbish. It added nothing to the conversation of global warming. They all should find their way into recycling bins. I'm still looking for a science based book that can provide balance to the dire warnings in the media. The closest I came was Crichton's novel "State of Fear", but that was fiction and the science was full of holes (although a very good read).

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More hyperbole than information

I have read Elizabeth Colbert's "Field Notes from a Catastrophe" and the Modern Scholar lectures on "Global Warming" as well as seeing "An Inconvenient Truth". When I finished these books and movies, I became interested in reading about opposing scientific information. I went in with a open mind about the information. However, I found that the author spent more time giving nonspecific information and general comments about the integrity and intentions of the people involved with Global Warming research, i.e. Al Gore, Jim Hanson, the French government !! and EU, than he did discussing the scientific underpinnings of the dissenting scientists. It was only into the second half of audiobook that he began to more systematically cover a scientific point or fact with a counterpoint. His overall premise that the global warming debate is only a ruse to create a UN based world government which plans worldwide wealth redistribution is a little over the top even for a pundit. But I found the discussion about the accuracy of some of the information going into the climate models intriguing and worth reading more about.He did give suggestions on further reading which would probably have a stronger science basis. I would recommend skipping his book and pursuing his suggested readings instead.

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Great Book

If your like me and sick and tired of hearing about "global warming". This book is for you!!! All the Al-Goreanites might not appreciate to elegance in which this book is written.

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  • Waldo
  • 06-04-18

Paid for by fossil fuel industry’s ExxonMobil?

If you take a look at the picture at the paperback book cover the bottom of the book says that Mr Horner is a senior fellow of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. One of the CEI's major funders is ExxonMobil, which has somewhat of an incentive to doubt climate change. The fact that Mr Horner is a business man and not a scientist is also notable.

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  • Matt
  • 07-23-12

Reccommended

Very deep and good overall, but a little anti-European and pro-American, for no apparent reason...

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  • Keith
  • 12-28-21

truly awful

1% dealing with anything environmental, 99% badmouthing anything red, communist or socialist. 100% about Merika being sooo put upon and dear sweet little ol' capitalists being so hard done by. A crock of shite!

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  • JHFD
  • 06-22-19

An Enlightening Read

Although the book is now some 12 years old, it is never the less very informative both about the history and politics associated with Global Warming (Climate Change) concerns. The content seems to be well referenced from reliable sources and sounds (at least) genuine; I felt that much of the information was very believable, more so in fact than some of the claims made by the lobby group promoting anthropogenic Climate Change. The book does not argue that Global Warming is not taking place but it does contest the fact that it is solely the result of man's activities and it is very scathing of the proposed plans for spending vast amounts of money in a quest to stabilise greenhouse gases. The insights into political shenanigans on all sides are interesting if not particularly surprising. One implication is that Europe, through the UN, actually promoted the original UNFCCC treaty with a view to tempering US industrial growth. The last chapter on the UNFCCC is itself well worth a listen. Bottom line is that after reading a few books on Climate Change of late I have become increasingly skeptical of what our administrators are trying to do both with our money and minds!!

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  • N K MAUGHAN
  • 06-23-22

Excellent read.

An excellent book. Well researched and argued scientifically without emotional baggage. Well read and entertaining.

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  • Adam Meara
  • 11-26-22

Interesting But Hasn't Aged Well

Good insight into climate change debate in the 2000s, but doesn't hold up to more modern scientific research and economic outlook looking forward. A lot of the book is just overly broad statements labelling all supporters of green policies as mad extremists etc, in an 'us vs them' fashion.

Argues renewable energy will never match the affordability of fossil fuels, which in 2022 is incorrect, with renewables only continuing to cheapen and new technology improving.

Makes classic anti-climate change argument that humans only emit 2% of yearly emissions, which is taken out of context. This is a misunderstanding of the yearly natural carbon cycle, in which the planet can not currently keep up with absorbing combined natural and man made emmissions.

Climate change will not kill us all in 50 years, but humans have a duty to steer the ship as best we can, and ensure Earth doesn't end up too hot like Venus or too cold like Mars, for as long as we can. Hence the ever shifting arguments of the environmental movement.