27 Sep '11, 1am

Review: The Global Warming Reader, edited and introduced by Bill McKibben: Filed under: Energy News

Review: The Global Warming Reader, edited and introduced by Bill McKibben: Filed under: Energy News

The Global Warming Reader Edited and introduced by Bill McKibben 424 pp. OR Books – Sept. 2011. $22.00. With his much-touted list of prominent scientists who dispute global warming, Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) is a leading voice in climate skepticism. Yet some diligent sleuths, as well as other scientists, have uncovered awkward facts about his list (now in its fourth year and third iteration). First, Inhofe has received at least a million dollars in campaign contributions from big oil and gas; and to take the original list as an example, 84 of his 400 skeptics likewise have industry ties. Equally awkward are these people’s questionable credentials: 44 are TV weathercasters, 20 economists and 70 simply experts in nothing germane to climatology. Worst of all, increasing numbers of Inhofe’s skeptics have turned out to be climate change believers, and despite repeatedly...

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