Jim Powell's Inquisition of Climate Science now available in paperback
Posted on 22 June 2013 by John Cook
Those who reject the consensus on human-caused global warming like to compare themselves to Galileo who challenged the Church's view that the sun revolved around the Earth. It turns out this comparison has it backwards. Modern scientists follow the evidence-based scientific method that Galileo pioneered. The "consensus" of geocentrism was promoted by the church rather than the scientific community. The similarity with the current situation is that modern scientists are also being persecuted by ideologically driven groups. This persecution is documented in the book The Inquisition of Climate Science by Jim Powell, which is now available in paperback.
I initially reviewed this book when it first came out in hard cover so let me excerpt from my initial review:
Powell points out one distinction between the Roman Inquisition and the modern day Climate Inquisition. At least the Roman inquisitors had an alternative theory - Ptolemy's 2nd Century theory of Earth-centered astronomy. The Climate Inquisition have no alternative theory that can explain the many lines of evidence that point to human caused global warming.
The persecution of Galileo is highly instructive in putting today's climate controversy in proper context. The Inquisition Of Climate Science, available in hard cover and as an e-book that can be read on Kindle, iPad and computer, is a must-read for anyone who wishes to understand the full scope of the denial industry and their modern day persecution of climate science.
Lastly, I recommend checking out this video by Powell on how we know global warming is true: