Over at americanthinker.com, Anthony J. Sadar reviews University of Houston professor Larry Bell’s new book, Scared Witless: Prophets and Profits of Climate Doom (Seattle: Stairway Press, 2015).
The book takes on the Global warming/Climate change fraudsters in a very scholarly way.
“Scared Witless tackles the major hysterical speculations proffered by climate alarmists with a thoughtful, measured assessment of climate change. Speculations such as shrinking polar ice caps, drowning polar bears, increasing malaria, and acidification of oceans are countered effectively with references to subject-matter experts and refereed journal articles.
One particular subsection, “For Better and Worse, Climate Changes with No Help From Us,” delivers the long view on the global warming issue. Regarding the errant environmentalist “good old days” nostalgia, Bell writes:
Realities going back a few hundred years and more reveal a different picture; one displaying widespread poverty, starvation, disease and hardship. Yes, throughout human history, people have had to adapt to climate changes—some long, some severe, and often unpredictable. They have blamed themselves for bad seasons, believing they had invoked the displeasure of the gods through a variety of offenses. High priests of doom told them so, extracting oaths of fealty and offerings of penance for promised interventions on their behalf. In this regard, at least for some, it seems little has changed. That penance today comes at a very high cost…our present and future national economy.
Bell goes on to minister succinct scientific absolution for the religious guilt trip:
Climate changes and shorter term weather events are the way nature balances itself, move heat and moisture around, and provide motivations for species to evolve.
Once again, professor Bell has provided a valuable tool that can be used in the deconstruction of the superficial edifice of “settled” climate science. Scared Witless has put the prophets and profits of climate doom on notice – knowledgeable challengers will not go quietly.”(from the article)
Read the whole article here.