Saturday, March 12, 2011

Climate Cover-Up

I have been wanting to read James Hoggan's Climate Cover-Up for a long time, and now, thanks to Interlibrary Loan, I have been able to. It is very similar to the outstanding Merchants of Doubt, which I have noted on this blog, though perhaps more readable on the run.

If you want to see how politics and corporate interest have conspired to manufacture a pseudo-debate about climate science, either book will do the trick. Both books are very upsetting. They highlight, again and again, how corruption and dishonesty are rewarded, rather than punished—how there is no justice, no accountability, and, in the end, no hope.

You want the world to be a better place? Then make sure you have more cash to throw around than the other guy. That's all there is to it. Stop hoping for some Batman to set things straight; even Batman wouldn't be capable of much without his millions of dollars.

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