Climate change deniers, whose number is increasing daily, are treated as the lepers of modern times.
They are not taken seriously and not given the same access to the media as those who terrorise us by their mumbo jumbo about the doom that awaits the world if we don’t subscribe to their theories, most of which are made up to reflect the validity of their so-called ‘scientific findings’.
Backed by most governments to placate the green lobbies worldwide, and by those powerful political pundits who forge a good living from preaching the doomsday scenario when the earth would destroy itself, this clique is reluctant to debate the issue properly lest they lose the battle to win the minds of people who they have hitherto galvanised by twisting vital scientific data to bolster their arguments.
As an independent publisher, Quartet have always strived to give a voice to those learned minorities who the Establishment ignores as a matter of principle for fear of upsetting the common order of things as they see them.
In 2009, we published Heaven and Earth, a major scientific expose of global warming subtitled ‘The Missing Science’. The author, Ian Plimer, is professor of Mining Geology at the University of Adelaide and emeritus professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne, where he had been head of the department between 1991 and 2005. His previous book, A Short History of Planet Earth, won the Eureka Prize.
In Heaven and Earth he shows that climate has always changed. It always has and it always will. He offers compelling evidence that our fear of global warming derives from politics and dogma rather than scientific proof. Climate change politics, he argues, is religious fundamentalism masquerading as science. It panders to the zeitgeist while suppressing information that challenges this popular belief system.
The book was featured as one of the Spectator’s covers and received great critical acclaim.
Another highly prized book, The Age of Global Warming: A History by Rupert Darwall, was first published by Quartet in 2013 and republished as a paperback in 2014. Again, despite the sneers in some elements in the media who can’t stand being challenged as to the accuracy of their climate analysis, the book received tremendous coverage – and here are some of the reviews which will give the reader a glimpse of what to expect from this historical gem of a book.
‘Like most of those on both sides of the debate, Rupert Darwall is not a scientist. He is a wonderfully lucid historian of intellectual and political movements, which is just the job to explain what has been inflicted on us over the past thirty years or so in the name of saving the planet … Scientists, Rupert Darwall complains, have been too ready to embrace the “subjectivity” of the future, and too often have a “cultural aversion to learning from the past”. If they read this tremendous book they will see those lessons set out with painful clarity’ –Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph
‘A superb and compelling book’ —Mail on Sunday
‘This is a brilliant piece of work that every climate change negotiator should have in his front pocket’ –Jon Snow
‘A great achievement … Rupert Darwall has written a compelling and balanced account of a story that needs to be told’ –Nigel Lawson
‘A total masterpiece’ –James Delingpole
‘Gripping … Darwall’s book has been widely praised as a welcome addition to our understanding of this extraordinary story, which as he says reflects a historic shift in the global balance of power between the West and those fast-rising nations to the east led by China and India’ —Spectator
‘Rupert Darwall has told a story of frauds and fools thoroughly and well. His truth may be inconvenient for some. For the rest of us, it is a breath of fresh air’ —The American Spectator
The author is a writer and corporate strategist. He read economics and history at Cambridge after which he worked at the Conservative Research Department and then in the City as an investment analyst and in corporate finance. He has written for leading publications in England and the US and for London-based think tanks.
The book summarises the gist of this academic endeavour, which will give the reader an insightful look at the conundrum of this complex topic of climate change and its consequences.