Climate of Fear
- Why we shouldn't worry about global warming.
by Thomas Gale Moore
Cato Institute, Washington D.C. 175 pp.
by Linda Dangoor-Khalastchi
the spectre of Global Warming frighten you? Well, after reading
the American economist Thomas Gale Moore's book, you might
consider your fears unfounded. Global warming is good for
you, or so it transpires from the statistics and fears presented
to us in Climate of Fear.
is a warm climate claims Dr. Moore, who does not seem concerned
with the increase of Carbon Dioxide emission in the atmosphere.
He goes on to explain that historically, mankind was more
productive and creative during warm weather, during which
"period trade flourished, writing was invented and the human
population exploded." Lured by better weather, people colonised
new regions and apparently the Norsemen, under the effect
of warmer weather, occupied Iceland and Greenland.
two historical periods he chooses to demonstrate his theory
is between 9000 BC to 2000 BC, and AD 900 to AD 1300.
Dr. Moore does continue to say that not all regions of the
World would benefit from a shift to warmer weather (oh!).
Some places may become too dry (Drought?) others too wet (Floods?).
convincing all this is to a layman is difficult to say, however,
it is an example of the new current of thought developing
against the hysteria concerning the dangers of global warming.
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