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Friel, Howard, 1955-
The Lomborg deception : setting the record straight about global warming / Howard Friel ; foreword by Thomas E. Lovejoy
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  Q175.37 .F75 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Fraud in science
Global warming
Climatic changes
Subject Lomborg, Bjørn, 1965-
Physical Description xi, 258 p. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-249) and index
Contents 2001: a theorem's odyssey -- On polar bears -- On Lomborg's endnotes -- Global warming is "no catastrophe" -- On melting glaciers and rising sea levels -- On Greenland and the missing figures -- The penguins sidebar -- On Antarctica and the Larsen-B ice shelf -- On hurricanes and extreme weather events -- Malaria in Vermont -- On malnutrition -- On water shortages -- Lomborg's triple-A rating -- How wrong was Lomborg?
Summary Friel's book is the first to respond directly to Lomborg's controversial research as published in The Skeptical Environmentalist (2001) and Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming (2007). His close reading of Lomborg's textual claims and supporting documentation reveals a lengthy list of findings that will rock climate skeptics and their allies in the government and news media, demonstrating that the published peer-reviewed climate science, as assessed mainly by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has had it mostly right--even if somewhat conservatively right--all along. Friel's able defense of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth against Lomborg's repeated attacks is by itself worth an attentive reading. --Publisher's description

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