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Climate Coup

Global Warming's Invasion of Our Government and Our Lives

Автор(и) : Patrick J. Michaels

Издател : Cato Institute

Място на издаване : Washington, DC, USA

Година на издаване : 2011

ISBN : 978-1-935308-44-7

Брой страници : 274

Език : английски


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Global warming alarmism is invading nearly every aspect of our society. Despite convincing evidence that climate change does not portend an apocalyptic future, children are inundated with that idea in schools. Poor countries shake down rich ones in the name of climate "justice." Lawmakers try to impose tariffs and sanctions on nations that don't agree with their environmental views. The military uses climate change as a reason to enlarge its budget. And courts are compelling the government to restrict the amount of energy we use and the way we use it.
Climate Coup provides an antidote to this, gathering together myth-breaking insights and data from a team of experts on the pervasive influence global warming alarmism is having on health, education, law, national defense, international development, trade, and academic publishing.
""Global warming's reach has become ubiquitous,"" writes the editor, Patrick Michaels. ""This book documents how far unelected bureaucracies have pushed this issue into our lives.""
Each author details the width and depth of the impact global warming alarmism is having on his or her area of expertise. The coverage includes:
-How the Constitution's limited government restraints have been torn away, allowing global warming policy to be dictated by the president.
-The deliberate abdication of legislative authority by Congress to further concentrate regulatory power in the executive and judicial branches.
-How outrageous exaggerations of global warming fuel budget expansion within the Defense Department.
-How students are subjected to forms of climate change education that are akin to social engineering.
-How trade policies do nothing about climate change but erode market freedoms.
-Ending the myth that global warming reduces the quality of life in developing countries.
-An examination of the unrealistic and unsupported public health claims made about global warming.

Climate Coup confronts the exaggerations, opportunism, and myths about global warming that are all too pervasively altering the shape of our lives and provides the tools and insights necessary to push back against the takeover.

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