Rightwingers Pushing "Skeptical Environmentalist" along with a New Propaganda Tactic
As the backlash against Bush's environmental policies intensifies, the rightwingers are mobilizing a renewed propaganda assault on the public. Much of the bogus corporate literature on "environmental issues" they have relied on in the past, from "free educational materials" in schools to FOX's outrageous Steve Milloy (junkscience.com) has been discredited and deservedly ridiculed. So now they are trying to force their way in through a new back door: American libraries. The book they are currently pushing is "The Skeptical Environmentalist" - written by European statistician Bjorn Lomborg whose only background in environmental science is a short and probably bogus stint in Greenpeace (in fact, some say he's a paid provocateur).
The thing that amazes us is that rightwingers will obviously believe anything and do anything they are told - no questions asked. So when they are called to promote a certain politician, idea, policy - or book, they do it blindly. You'll notice below that they are asked to promote Lomborg's book, but they aren't really even asked to READ it!
"Action Alert" from the Conservative Action Team
The dry comments inserted in bold italic are the irreverant observations of us "skeptical environmentalists" at Democrats.com. (We're skeptical that rightwingers really think anyone would believe they are "environmentalists"!).
Subject: Celebrate Earth Day the Conservative Way!
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 17:48:39 -0400
From: "Conservative Action Team"
Radical environmentalists continue winning the public
relations battle. With "Earth Day" coming up next week, this
is true now more than ever.
Their propaganda and unscientific arguments go virtually
unchallenged in the media and in classrooms. You and I have a
big stake in reversing this.
We have stock in Exxon, Western Coal and Weyerhauser!
Conservatives and industry are demonized as destroyers of the
planet. The big winners are those who want to use the
coercive power of government to force a distorted way of
living upon us.
Like the "big winners" in today's White House!
Conservatives want clean water, clean air and a beautiful
environment just as much as everyone else.
They just don't want to have to do anything to get it.
But you wouldn't
know it if you listened to the radical environmentalist propaganda.
Please take advantage of this week's Earth Day publicity to
educate your neighbors by placing a copy of the book "The
Skeptical Enviromentalist" in your public library or sending
it to an environmentalist friend.
Or, order a copy of this book for yourself
You'll notice that suggesting they get a copy of the book for themselves to actually READ is an afterthought! The real scheme here is to spam local libraries with calls demanding shelf space for propaganda.
To many environmentalists, author Bjorn Lomborg is a Judas that
has betrayed the cause.
Nah - Judas worked a lot cheaper than Lomborg.
His best-selling new book, "The Skeptical Environmentalist,"
has successfully debunked the litany of doomsday claims that
has fueled the environmental movement for years.
Ironically, Lomborg, a statistician and former Greenpeace
activist, set out to disprove the rosy environmental
assessments that he thought were the product of American
So what if he ain't a biologist, climatologist, ecologist, geophysicist, or anything else to do with the environment! He's got letters after his name, and that's enough larnin' for us!
There was just one problem. These "rosy assessments" stood up
to his scientific challenges!
More like they stood up to Lomborg's "new and improved" bank account. Bet his pay off was even more than Bernard Goldberg's!
"The Skeptical Environmentalist" calls to task the environmental
organizations that make selective and misleading uses of
scientific evidence. It challenges the widely held belief that
the environmental situation is getting worse. It rejects the
notion of a greenhouse apocalypse -- and it holds that global
warming is "a limited and manageable problem."
And if you wanna give Lomborg another $100 thou or so, he'll reject any other notion ya pick!
By challenging his own cause, Lomborg has become a marked man --
attacked in the media and even assaulted with a pie!
But with his new bank account and powerful corporate friends, says Lomborg, it's worth it!
It's especially important for students to read this book.
Brainwashing should start in grade school!!!
Most students are required to write research papers on environmental
issues. The information in this book is critical for anyone who
wants to discover the truth.
the truth, that is, according to the Bush Administration and its corporate pals!
By placing this book in your public library (or sending it to
an environmentalist friend) you will provide a balanced and
accurate scientific analysis of environmental issues to refute
the scare tactics and propaganda used by radical
And, while you're at it, maybe you can force them to give some shelf space to books on Creationism, the Rapture, and other works of "accurate scientific analysis!"
You can look up your local library's contact
information in your phone book, or you can try
http://www.publiclibraries.com/ to see if your local library
The cost of this book is normally $28.00, but you can order it
through HQbookservice.com at a 30% discount for only $19.60. It
can be mailed to you or shipped directly to your local library or
friend's house. CLICK BELOW:
We can make this book a bestseller without ever reading it - just like "Bias"!<
P.S. If you can't afford to purchase and send a copy of "The
Skeptical Environmentalist" to your local library, please call
your library and ask them if they can order the book themsleves
and place it on their shelves.
After regularly slamming the American Library Association, rightwingers now expect them to buy books for them on demand!?
Please forward this message to as many people as you can
who want to see conservatives retake their rightful positions
as the TRUE conservationists.
Conservers of ExxonMobil, Western Coal, Weyerhauser......