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Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All (2020. Auflage)

von Michael Shellenberger (Autor)

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Titel:Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All
Autoren:Michael Shellenberger (Autor)
Info:Harper (2020), Edition: Illustrated, 432 pages
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This book saved my life.

A full review soon... ( )
  donblanco | Jan 4, 2021 |
Pretty good argument from someone who is an environmentalist about how the religion of climate change hurts the both human development and the overall environment. There were a few areas which were weak or incorrect (vegetarianism presented vs. standard diet with the argument of "animals take up less space than plants" or something like that, not factoring in the land for growing animal feed...), but most of it was pretty good. Exposing anti-nuclear as basically fearmongering or politics (anti-weapons people transitioning to anti-power), the essential racism/etc. of forcing people in developing economies to do with less, and the massive benefits of natural gas (or even coal) vs. a lot of traditional power sources for people seemed good. I think someone could probably write a better book on this topic, but this is the best one I've found so far.

Most of the targets of the book were "activist organizations" vs science, although there is an allegation that IPCC is primarily activist vs. scientific in how it presents reports to policymakers (so, it's hybrid; decent science, but unconnected policy recommendations). The primary targets were weird self-flagellationists like Greta and Extinction Rebellion, so that's mostly attacking strawmen. My biggest problem with this book is it seems to use a broad brush for both these activists and real science. I'm torn between 3 and 4 stars as a result; it does some good (especially the pro-nuclear parts), but also gets enough wrong to cause some harm, and probably should be held to a higher standard. ( )
1 abstimmen octal | Jan 1, 2021 |
Hell hath no fury like a cultist who has left the cult.

Personally I actually agree that we should have built more nuclear reactors. But that ship has sailed. Maybe for security issues. ( )
1 abstimmen Paul_S | Dec 23, 2020 |
Shellenberger is a reformed environmentalist, rejecting the apocalyptic predictions of the world’s demise unless we de-populate, de-industrialize, de-capitalize and eliminate our use of oil and gas. He recognizes growth results in a cleaner environment and better lives for all.

He does a good job of showing the corruption of the current environmental movement and how the IPCC has become political and less scientific.

Here are my favorite quotes from the book and makes up most of the last chapter about the psychology of the current climate change movement:

Page 263
Environmentalism today is the dominant secular religion of the educated, upper-middle-class elite in most developed and many developing nations. It provides a new story about our collective and individual purpose. It designates good guys and bad buys, heroes and villains. And it does so in the language of science, which provides it with legitimacy. [51]

. . . it is a kind of new Judeo-Christian religion, one that has replaced God with nature.

Page 265.
The trouble with the new environmental religion is that it has become increasingly apocalyptic, destructive, and self-defeating. It leads its adherents to demonize their opponents, often hypocritically. It drives them to seek to restrict power and prosperity at home and abroad. And it spreads anxiety and depression without meeting the deeper psychological, existential, and spiritual needs its ostensibly secular devotees seek. ( )
1 abstimmen jmcilree | Oct 23, 2020 |
Anyone unduly worried about a climate change cataclysm should read this book. I was considering the purchase of rooftop solar panels until I read Shellenberger's thoughtful analysis and realized they made no sense for me to acquire, i. e., the break even point and the end of depreciation point fall uncomfortably close together.
The author puts solutions to climate change in a sobering perspective. The manufacturers of wind turbines have thwarted census efforts for the birds, bats and insects killed by these structures. Antinuclear hysteria has been fanned by those who stand to profit by replacing nuclear energy with inadequate renewables that will inevitably cause greater carbon emissions. Many climate alarmists are elitists who distain the poor of the third world and dismiss out of hand their desire for reliable, abundant and practical ("real" is their idiom) electricity.

I quit the Nature Conservancy after reading this book. ( )
1 abstimmen JoeHamilton | Sep 23, 2020 |
"he assumes a position and seeks data and facts to fit that position rather than, as science demands, using data and facts to develop, test, and refine a theory. As a result, the book suffers from logical fallacies, arguments based on emotion and ideology, the setting up and knocking down of strawman arguments, and the selective cherry-picking and misuse of facts, all interspersed with simple mistakes and misrepresentations of science. Distressingly, this is also an angry book, riddled with ugly ad hominem attacks on scientists, environmental advocates, and the media."
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