Roosters Of The Apocalypse: How The Junk Science Of Global Warming Nearly Bankrupted The Western World
Mass hysteria, alas, is all too common a phenomenon in our postdigital revolution society where disinformation is passed as rapidly as information, and where cheap and available transportation aggravates rapid mob collection and intensity.
But what is more inexplicable is an allied phenomenon that spreads through supposedly intellectual circles to dominate the public forum. Perhaps the most extreme examples – and certainly one of the most socially and financially costly – is the one that Rael Jean Isaac lays out in economical but exceedingly comprehensively documented detail in “Roosters of the Apocalypse.”
In this little book, Ms. Isaac shreds the arguments for “global warming” from start to finish. But in so doing, she more than once demonstrates the pure irrationality of its spokesmen – “the roosters.” She shows how when driven to the wall to prove that changes in climate, which may be taking place as they have through the millennia, cannot be attributed to human activity, the proponents of global warming simply switch the argument without acknowledging this important “quibble.”
With more than adequate evidence and citations for her fundamental hypothesis, i.e., that consumption of fossil fuels is neither the proved origin nor principle cause of presumed climate change, she goes on to show the perfidy of many of its spokesmen. But more than in the arguments of most her fellow opponents of the fashionable argument, she lays out the profitable stake many of its promoters have in this complicated world of government intervention, subsidies and their lobbies and pure blackmail.
I have not seen anywhere a more exhaustive list of the cost of the campaign of the global-warming advocates and, therefore, its threat to our standard of living. The amounts paid – generally by the taxpayer but often directly by the consumer – for the various attempts to impose a priori judgments and restrictions on economic activity is laid out here in staggering detail in anecdote after anecdote.