Hot Air: The fight against the headwind of climate-change denial

Book review: Peter Stott’s expertise includes insider knowledge of the scientific and IPCC processes

Stott chronicles his journey of scientific discovery from the 1990s. By then the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change  had already been established and was beginning to make real headway

Stott chronicles his journey of scientific discovery from the 1990s. By then the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change had already been established and was beginning to make real headway

For much of the last century or so scientists were among the rock stars of society, feted as their research delivered a cornucopia of ingenious innovations and inventions, much of which have come to define the modern era.

It was never going to last. As soon as the scientific community began delivering findings that questioned the dominant narrative of limitless economic growth, things began to get ugly. This is most clearly evidenced in the ferocious backlash to climate science from the fossil fuel industry and its political allies.

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