Climate-skeptic books abound on Amazon’s top sellers list
An Inconvenient Truth is so last year! Al Gore’s book may have been No. 1 in 2006, but the global warming deniers and delayers are outselling everyone this year.
Of course, BjÃ¸rn Lomborg’s collection of cherry-picked misinformation, Cool It is the top-selling book in four categories: Climatology, Climate Changes, Public Policy, and even Conservation. But who knew that the top book in both Meteorology and Weather was the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming (and Environmentalism) — a book whose title would be accurate if only the word "politically" were removed?
And the no. 2 book in both Climate Changes and Weather is coauthored by world-class denier Fred Singer — Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years. Sounds like disaster movie dialogue: "It’s unstoppable, I tell you, unstoppable."
The no. 4 book in Climate Changes (as of today) is a delightful piece of long-discredited disinformation, The Chilling Stars: The New Theory of Climate Change: "The authors explain their theory that sub-atomic particles from exploded stars have more effect on the climate than manmade CO2." Not. And let’s not forget the no. 1 book in the land — by champion delayer Alan Greenspan — The Age of Turbulence.
I guess I should have gone contrarian, maybe titled my book: Global Warming: A New Heaven on Earth.