Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming

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Greystone Books, 2009 - Nature - 266 pages
This “must-read book describes in disturbing detail” how the energy industry has fueled a bogus controversy about manmade climate change (Toronto Star).
This book rips the lid off the campaign to discredit scientists, confuse journalists, and deny climate change. The tactics have been slick, but PR expert James Hoggan and investigative journalist Richard Littlemore have compiled a readable, accessible guidebook through the muck. Beginning with leaked memos from the coal industry, the oil industry and the tobacco-sponsored lie-about-science industry, the authors expose the plans to "debunk" global warming; they track the execution of those plans; and they illuminate the results—confusion, inaction, and an epidemic of public mistrust.
Climate Cover-Up names names, identifying bogus experts who are actually paid lobbyists and flaks. The authors reveal the PR techniques used to misinform, to mangle the language, and to intimidate the media into maintaining a phony climate change debate. Exposing the seedy origins of that debate, this book will leave you fuming at the extent, the effect, and the ethical affront of the climate cover-up.

About the author (2009)

Jim Hoggan is president of James Hoggan and Associates, an award-winning public relations firm that has been recognized with the highest honour awarded by the American Public Relations Society (the Silver Anvil). He is a leading authority on public perceptions pertaining to issues including the environment, climate change, and sustainability. Hoggan is also Chair of the David Suzuki Foundation, a trustee of the Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education, co-founder of, and a graduate of Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth boot camp. Richard Littlemore is a strategist and the senior writer at Hogan & Associates and the editor at the DeSmogBlog, one of the top climate change blogs on the Internet. He has written for newspapers including the Ottawa Citizen and the Vancouver Sun, and magazines while building a corporate career consulting and writing speeches for some of the West Coast's most accomplished business and academic leaders. He has also served on the Canadian government's Kyoto implementation process. He lives on Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada.

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