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Madhouse Effect

How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy

The award winning climate scientist Michael E. Mann and the Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Tom Toles have fought at the frontlines of climate denialism for most of their careers. They have witnessed the manipulation of the media by business and political interests and the unconscionable play to partisanship on issues that affect the well-being of millions. The lessons they have learned have been invaluable, inspiring this brilliant, colorful escape hatch from the madhouse of the climate wars. Through satire, The Madhouse Effect portrays the intellectual pretzels into which denialists must twist logic to explain away the clear evidence that man-made activity has changed our climate. Toles's cartoons collapse counter-scientific strategies into their biased components, helping readers see how to best strike at these fallacies. Mann's expert skills at science communication aim to restore sanity to a debate that continues to rage against widely acknowledged scientific consensus. The synergy of these two commonsense crusaders enlivens the gloom and doom of so many climate-themed books--and may even convert a few of the faithful to the right side of science.

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"Michael Mann is one of the planet's great climate scientists, and Tom Toles may be the great climate communicator--together they are a Category 5 storm of information and indignation, wreaking humorous havoc on those who would deny the greatest challenge humans have ever faced." - Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org
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Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and director of the Earth Systems Science Center at Penn State University. He is the author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines (Columbia, 2012) and a fellow of the American Meteorological Society, the American Geophysical Union, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Tom Toles is the Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist of the Washington Post. He has a particular interest in climate-change science and has worked consistently to advance understanding on this subject, including its political context, since the 1980s.

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Seitenzahl 206
Erscheinungsdatum 01.11.2016
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-231-17786-3
Verlag Columbia Univers. Press
Maße (L/B/H) 236/164/22 mm
Gewicht 420
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