Petroleum and Propaganda: The Anatomy of the Global Warming Denial Industry

Authors

  • John W. Farley

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-064-01-2012-05_4

Keywords:

Ecology

Abstract

James Powell was inspired to write this important new book because of a remarkable paradox: among climate scientists, there is a near-unanimous consensus that global warming is occurring now, is largely manmade, and will cause very severe environmental problems if humanity continues business as usual. However, among the lay public the picture is much more mixed: only about half of the U.S. public agrees with the climate scientists. Why the enormous discrepancy?… The Inquisition of Climate Science explains in detail how the global-warming-denialist ideas that serve the interests of the oil companies (and fossil-fuels industry) become sincerely held beliefs for a significant fraction of society.

Published

2012-05-04

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Reviews