Thursday, 25 January 2018

WHAT LED TO THE CLIMATE CHANGE HYSTERIA?

Here is an excellent summary of a new book on the origins of the climate scare. It begins with a look at other scientific scares such as fears about pesticides, like DDT. Next there was the ozone problem. Of course both these issues are of concern and could have been really serious, but equally they may in fact have been greatly exaggerated, which is what the writer of the book implies.

What is clear is that the public can quite easily be led to believe in these scares using the backing of science, however tenuous. The climate scare is much more about belief than about science.  

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