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Censoring Science

Dr. James Hansen and the Truth of Global Warming

Mark Bowen

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The dramatic story of global warming, politics, and the scientist Al Gore calls ?the most powerful and consistent voice calling for intelligent action to preserve our planet?s environment.?

Censoring Science is the gripping story of the world?s preeminent climatologist, Dr. James Hansen, the ?pivotal character in the greatest and most politically charged science story of our time? (New Scientist). NASA?s leading climate expert, Dr. Hansen, first broke the international news on global warming at a Senate hearing in 1988. Little did he expect the rising storm of politically motivated resistance, denial, and obstruction.

Revealing the extent of the Bush administration?s censorship of Dr. Hansen?s findings, Censoring Science sets the record straight with solid scientific facts such as: the eight hottest years on record have occurred in the last decade, and ice is melting at record rates all around the planet. Dr. Hansen shows how we can still prevent environmental disaster if the country and the government are willing to face the truth about global warming.

Publishers Weekly Review

Nov 05, 2007 – This portrait of NASA climate scientist James Hansen and his decades-long struggle to alert the public about global warming's perils and potential solutions ranges from deeply disturbing and frightening to inspiring. Disturbing, as Bowen (Thin Ice) gives convincing evidence that the Bush administration did its best to control NASA scientists' communication with the public in order to undermine belief in global warming and belittle its consequences. According to Bowen, the administration set up ideological political loyalists in positions formerly held by career professionals, gutted NASA's earth science budget, then denied these actions. Frightening, as Hansen concludes that “climate is significantly more sensitive” than two years ago and that “our choice” may be “not between no change and a significant change, but between a significant change and disaster.” Inspiring, in Bowen's portrayal of Hansen, who obeys the “Feynman admonition” in both science and policy—“describe the evidence very carefully without regard to the way you feel it should be.” Bowen's in-depth treatments of politics and science, although hard going at times, give his arguments substance. Hansen's conviction that tools exist right now to mitigate the worst effect—if only we will use them—is surprisingly hopeful.
Censoring Science
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  • $12.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Politics & Current Events
  • Published: Dec 27, 2007
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 336 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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