The Really Inconvenient Truths: Seven Environmental Catastrophes Liberals Don't Want You to Know About- Because They Helped Cause Them

Regnery Publishing, 2008 M04 1 - 354 páginas
Al Gore is bad for the planet...
Talk about really inconvenient truths--that's one of the many you'll find in Iain Murray's rollicking exposé of environmental blowhards who waste more energy, endanger more species, and actually kill more people (yes, that's right) than the environmental villains they finger. Did you know that estrogen from birth control and "morning after" pills is causing male fish across America to develop female sex organs? Funny how "pro-choice" and "environmentalist" liberals never talk about that. Or how about this: the Live Earth concert to "save the planet" released more CO2 into the atmosphere than a fleet of 2,000 Humvees emit in a year? We hear a lot about AIDS in Africa, but the number one killer of children in much of Africa is malaria--and guess who was responsible for banning the pesticide that used to have malaria under control? Iain Murray, a sprightly conservative environmental analyst with a long record of skewering liberal hypocrisy, has dug up seven of the all-time great environmental catastrophes caused by the Left and exposed them in The Really Inconvenient Truths. Murray lays bare:

* How ethanol, the liberals' favorite fuel, is destroying the world's rainforests--and could cause global food shortages
* How Al Gore's hero Rachel Carson cost the lives of millions of Africans through her efforts to ban DDT
* How the environmentalists have covered up the polluting effects of contraceptive and chemical abortion drugs
* How the Endangered Species Act actually endangers species
* How Gore's vision of greater state control over the economy has already produced some of the greatest environmental disasters in history

All of us want a planet with clean air and clean water, vibrant forests, healthy animal populations, and glorious open space. But liberal environmentalists aren't the ones to deliver it. In fact, they've made the planet worse, while old-fashioned property rights, unpopular hunters, and the innovative engine of capitalism have made it better. The facts are all here, in a book that Al Gore would rather burn than read.

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Iain Murray is the Competitive Enterprise Institute's vice president of strategy. For the past decade with the Institute, he has written and researched on financial regulation, labor, employment and immigration regulation, and free market environmentalism. Iain is married with two children and lives in Northern Virginia. He was born in the United Kingdom and worked for the Thatcher and Major governments before privatizing himself out of a job and coming to America to marry the love of his life. Iain is a member of the Church of England but his wife and children are Roman Catholic. He also lectures regularly in Europe and the Mediterranean, in places as diverse as Belgium, France, Bulgaria, Germany, Cyprus, Israel, and Turkey. Iain considers himself a Europhile Euroskeptic, and was runner up (with Rory Broomfield) in the Institute of Economic Affairs 100,000 Euros "Brexit Prize" in 2014. He writes short articles regularly for, National Review, The American Spectator, and other commentary sites. Iain has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, and on broadcast news such as the BBC, NBC Nightly News, Fox New Channel, CCTV, and Al-Jazeera.

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