In early July 2013 a group of Australian Scientists and a cartoonist release a new book "Taxing Air". How long will ABC choose to ignore it. Will it be received with the same doe eyed reviews that ABC provides for those with whom it agrees? Will the authors even be interviewed? One suspects this book might be so dangerous that ABC's wilful ignorance of it will effectively mean it is banned from being mentioned on the public broadcaster. The book?
In this accessible and beautifully produced full colour book The Age's brilliant political cartoonist John Spooner and leading environmental scientist Professor Bob Carter combine with colleagues to answer a series of critical and highly controversial questions about the politics and science of climate change.
Are human industrial carbon dioxide emissions causing dangerous global warming?
If it is so then climate change surely is one of the great moral challenges of our time.
But is it possible that the so-called consensus science around global warming produced by lavishly funded research institutes and with its own international political lobby organization - the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - is wrong?
Could it be that the emperor has no clothes?
Accessible, clearly written and illustrated with simple scientific illustrations, and accompanied by Spooner's brilliantly wry and telling cartoons, Taxing Air answers - without the spin, evasions or propaganda that pollutes most official writing on climate change - every question you have about global warming but have been too intimidated by the oppressive 'consensus' to ask.