“Merchants of Doubt” by Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway

ISBN 978 14088 2483 2. “Merchants of Doubt – How a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming” was written by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway and first published by Bloomsbury in 2010 … Continue reading

Genetic Modification in our food: the gloves come off

Nothing more clearly illustrates the division between old fashioned green thinking & the modern sustainability movement than Genetically Modified food. A recent clash of Tweets between author Mark Lynas (“The God Species“) and Dr Vandana Shiva (author “Soil Not Oil“) exposes just … Continue reading

“Smart Solutions to Climate Change” Edited by Bjorn Lomborg

ISBN 978-0-521-13856-7. “Smart Solutions to Climate Change – Comparing Costs and Benefits” edited by Bjorn Lomborg was published by Cambridge University Press in 2010. From a layman’s perspective this work is a genuine attempt by some egg-heads to apply some … Continue reading

Nicola Terry “Energy and Carbon Emissions: the way we live today”

ISBN 9781906860141. “Energy and Carbon Emissions: the way we live today” was written by fellow Transitioner from Cambridge Nicola Terry and published by UIT Cambridge Ltd in 2011. You get 241 pages of ten major sections followed by Afterword, Glossary, Bibliography … Continue reading

Stephen H. Schneider “Science as a Contact Sport”

ISBN 978-1-4262-0540-8. “Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth’s Climate” by Stephen H. Schneider was published by National Geographic in 2009. We reviewed the hardback copy which had 295 pages including Foreword, Introduction, nine Chapters, Acknowledgements, … Continue reading