by Judith Curry
Two important new books to discuss.
Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarm Hurts Us All, by Michael Schellenberger [amazon] ‘Best Seller’
Schellenberger’s op-ed: On Behalf of Environmentalists I Apologize For the Climate Scare [link] originally published at Forbes, but then they pulled it.
Schellenberger’s slide deck for the book [link]
Review in Daily Mail: The eco-warrior who’s made greens see red [link]
Review from Environmental Progress [link]
Schellenberger was banned for awhile from Facebook for his ‘heretical’ posts about the book [link]
The KIDZ at Climate Feedback don’t like the book; snooty, mostly content free ‘fact check’ [link]
RealClimate: Michael Tobis makes a more serious effort to critique the book, but lands few punches. [link]
False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet, by Bjorn Lomborg [amazon]
Read the first 25 pages here [link]
New York Times thinks this is a dangerous book [link]
Michael Schermer’s interview with Lomborg [link]
Alex Trembath has a good review of both books: Alternatives to Climate Alarmism
I’ve read both books, well worth reading. Refreshing and complementary perspectives.
Seems like Schellenberger is taking more ‘heat’ from the usual consensus enforcers; apparently they figure that that they’ve already sufficiently dismissed Lomborg as a ‘denier.’
Not sure how much bandwidth there is for climate change at the moment, but it seems the sales especially for Schellenberger’s book are really taking off.