Sound Science Battles Alarmist Politics

Sound Science Battles Alarmist Politics
May 1, 2009

The Climate: Science and Politics
by Per Engene and Goran Tullberg
Datakon, 2009, 112 pages, ISBN-978-82-997543-1-6


The natural world works in a far different manner than is assumed by the assertions of the mass media, politicians, and others who have vested interests in spreading alarm.

In their new book, The Climate: Science and Politics, Per Engene and Goran Tullberg clearly show the laws of nature continually refute claims based on human political pressures. Real science results from open-minded research, they note, not the pseudoscience of policy-driven agendas with predetermined outcomes.

Political Indoctrination

The Climate is an extraordinary account of both the science contradicting the anthropogenic global warming theory and the fraudulent manner in which activists have vested themselves in a life-and-death struggle for control of the future of the human race.

The book focuses primarily on these experiences in Sweden and Norway, where the alarmists have particular political clout. Those two countries are on the brink of economic disaster because of their limitless adherence to the false credos of climate alarmists.

CO2 Alarm Misguided

Engene and Tullberg clearly show carbon dioxide is the gas of life, responsible for all plant production on Earth. Without carbon dioxide, the surface of our planet would resemble that of the moon.

The authors next show man’s contribution to atmospheric carbon dioxide levels is not at all responsible for changes in climate. They also expose the flaws in climate models that pretend to predict temperature changes and resultant sea level changes into the future.

High Economic Costs

In addition to delivering a powerful indictment and refutation of alarmist climate claims, the authors expose the economic and scientific futility of turning to wind and solar energy as a means of mitigating alarmist global warming predictions.

Not only are solar and wind energy unlikely to produce any significant reduction of global warming, they will impose higher energy costs and a reduced standard of living on those societies that choose these energy sources over more affordable, conventional ones.

Corrupt Politics

As convincing as their scientific arguments are, the authors’ most powerful points are those regarding political corruption.

While Engene and Tullberg provide impeccable scientific analysis, their clear outline of the pervasive and corrupt political actions threatening human health and welfare—all based on the false premise of their being necessary in “saving the planet”—is even more brilliant.

The book is a fantastic overview of global warming science, economics, and politics from a realist perspective. In addition, essays in the five appendices by many of the world’s brightest scientists are in themselves worth the price of the book.


Jay Lehr, Ph.D. (jlehr@heartland.org) is science director of The Heartland Institute.