ISBN 9789350290194,An Appeal To Reason : A Cool Look At Global Warming

An Appeal To Reason : A Cool Look At Global Warming


Nigel Lawson


Harper India



Harper India

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9789350290194

ISBN-10 9350290197


Number of Pages 192 Pages
Language (English)

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Global warming is an issue on which everyone ? from layman to scientist, besides politicians, economists, policy makers and businessmen ? has a stake, and an opinion that often borders on the extreme. In this persuasively argued work, Nigel Lawson calls for a fresh look at global warming, without in any way discounting the importance of the subject. Lawson carefully and succinctly examines all aspects of the debate: the science, the economics, the politics and the ethics. He concludes that conventional wisdom on global warming is suspect on a number of grounds; that global warming is not the devastating threat to the planet it is widely alleged to be; and that the remedy being proposed is, for very good reasons, not politically attainable; and even if it were, it would be worse than the warming it is supposed to avert. This hard-hitting response, argued with logic, common sense and wit, is particularly relevant to India, given that as a prime mover of the so-called ?Basic? countries (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) India is at the forefront of the environment debate, and that policies on emissions applicable to developed nations would have a direct impact on its rapid economic development ? and livelihoods.