Thursday, January 8, 2009

Global Warming for Dummies

This item is almost too funny to be real.
For what it is worth, Elizabeth May is a sometime lawyer who jumped onto the green party ticket in Canada and sort of took it over, since up to that point it really barely existed. New government financing arrangements gave the party real life because the Green party name on the ballot picked up about five percent of the vote in any otherwise boring election. In other words it was a one issue party that was on the ballot because it is cheap to do that in Canada. Suddenly government money based on popular vote gave this so called party a budget.
A perfect home surely for a lawyer who feels that sense of entitlement.

Her co-author is Zoe Caron who did this as a fourth year student at Dalhousie in Halifax. What she really did was put together the proposal and sold it to the publishers who somehow went with her and May. The rest is history.

So, unless this book is ghost written, it is written by a couple of folks whose visible qualifications are at best approaching zero. I look forward to browsing this book at Chapters to see if there is any sign of life. I am damned if I will buy it.

January 05, 2009

Global Warming is for Dummies

Larrey Anderson

You know those yellow-jacketed Insert Subject Here for Dummies guides that are omnipresent in bookstores? Well, there is a new one coming out:
Global Warming for Dummies. A well-established publishing franchise has staked its reputation on the work of warmist fanatics.

The book is co-authored by two radical environmentalists. True believers. The authors are Elizabeth May and Zoe Caron. May is a Green Party leader in Canada and Caron is on the board of directors for Canada's Sierra Club.

once asserted that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's position on environmental policies was "as a grievance worse than Neville Chamberlain's appeasement of the Nazis."

And Caron's
website contains this whopper:

The world was watching Canada actions at the [COP 14] negotiations to see if they would finally take meaningful action to fight climate change. But sadly for Canadians -- and tragically for those whose nations will be underwater as a result of sea level rise -- Canada did nothing.

Got that? Harper is worse than a Nazi appeaser because he doesn't agree with May and entire nations will soon be under water according to Caron. In short, Global Warming for Dummies was written by two idiots. The title of the book should be: Global Warming for the Gullible.

But have no fear about the accuracy or reliability of their new tome for twits. According to the Monica Graham
writing for the Chronicle Herald:

The book was fact-checked by scientists from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a 2,000-member body that has created an objective source of climate information.

That's about as close as the IPCC has gotten to the process of peer review in twenty years.

If millions of lives and the world economy were not at stake ... this might be funny.

1 comment:

zoe said...

That's not my website - nor my post. It's a student website at Dalhousie University that I was once affiliated with.

Also, I'd suggest you do slightly more research into who you are writing about before you do so.

All my best,
Zoe Caron