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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
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FROM VOLUME 8, NUMBER 8, AUGUST 1995

BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
CONTRARIAN VIEWS


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Environmental Gore: A Constructive Response to Earth in the Balance, J. Baden Ed., 270 pp., $21.95/£20 (Pacific Res. Inst/Inst. Econ. Aff.).

Economists, lawyers, an ecologist, a judge, a politician, and scientists (including Richard Lindzen and Robert Balling) present a contrarian rebuttal to Vice President Albert Gore's Earth in the Balance. Reviewed by J. Morris in Nature, pp. 115-116, May 11, 1995.


Item #d95aug87

Small is Stupid: Blowing the Whistle on the Greens, W. Beckerman, 202 pp., 1995, £20 (Duckworth).

Reviewed by A. Krupnick (Nature, pp. 114-115, May 11, 1995) who considers the author a contrarian's contrarian. As an economist, the reviewer agrees with much of the book, for example the author's discussion of the myth that we are running out of resources and his arguments about the trade-off between environment and growth in developing countries. However, the book is on shakier ground regarding the global warming debate.


Item #d95aug88

Facing the Future: The Case for Science, M. Allaby, 280 pp., 1995, £16.99 (Bloomsbury).

Refutes the arguments of antiscience pessimists, including environmentalist groups like Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth. Explores the ways in which scientists lost the propaganda war and the flight from rationality,and explains why environmentalists have had the most success in promoting fears about issues like global warming. Reviewed by J. Emsley in New Scientist, p. 43, June 1995.

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