We have survived war upon war. When the Nazi's attacked, they were defeated. When Communist Russia tried to take over the world, they were stopped. But now, we face a force that leaves them both looking like little toddlers who have just wet themselves. Prepare for....Global Warming!
For the sake of being totally upfront, let me say that I enjoy pondering about things like secret governments and cover-ups such as this. Having said that, I believe the book starts out a bit slow. Grant takes an extended introduction plus 3 chapters to really lay the foundation. I understand why he does it. If you are going to show there is a problem, you need to back up the claims. It just doesn't make for the most fascinating reading.
Here is the premise. Scientists are making up the effects of global warming as a means to scaring everyone into making rules that will cost a lot and essentially lead us into a socialist take-over. Sound far-fetched? Maybe, but Grant does a good job of referencing everything and slowly showing us how it could happen.
- To what degree has the small measurable rise in global temperature been caused by the normal variation of the climate through natural processes? Conversely, how much is attributable to humanity's increased use of fossil fuels?
- How severe will the rise in global temperature be during the rest of this century?
- What reasonable political, social and economic policies should we pursue to deal with the consequences of a continued rise in global temperature over this century, if this should occur?
Grant lays out the implications throughout the book, stating that a socialist view wants the rich and the poor to meet somewhere towards the poor end of living. So while this may or may not be what causes World War 3, it does have serious implications for all of us. And someone needs to be talking about it. This book is a good start.This book was given to me for the purpose of review by my good friends at Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing. They old me to say something, but not what I had to say. Anything positive or negative is all me.