Friday, April 20, 2007

Will Science and Reason Prevail Over Hype?

Boxorox has left a new comment on your post "Unstoppable........Another Excellent Review":

I happen to be reading "Unstoppable" at the same time that I am struggling through Tim Flannery's "The Weather Makers." Could two written works possibly be more in opposition to one another than these two?? No way!
I started the Flannery junk piece a month ago and can only get through 4-5 pages at a time before anger at his nonsense, stupidity causes me to throw the book against the wall. Singer and Avery's work is refreshing and reassuring that reason in science still exists.

3 comments:

my2cents said...

I haven't read either book but I hear Flannery has used climate change to make some of the most dire predictions for our planet.

Fear sells.. "The Weather Makers" was Australias Book of the Year and helped win Flannery the title of Man of the Year.

Peter said...

The Aussies always have been a wee bit upside down.....look where they live on the planet, always on the bottom looking up, poor blokes. In all seriousness, how can we not like and enjoy the wisdom of Crocodile Dundee? Bear in mind the Aussies stand to benefit greatly from a shift to alternative energy sources. They hold a majority of the world's reserves of uranium, the fuel for the world's nuclear power reactors. They are the Saudi Arabia of nuclear energy. Just a thought.

my2cents said...

Peter,
Maybe that explains why Flannery is such a strong supporter of nuclear power.. something which hasn't won him many close environmental friends.