Apocalypse Never and False Alarm

Apocalypse Never and False Alarm

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.

via Climate Etc.


July 24, 2020 at 08:46PM