Five star review for my book

My book gets a 5-star rating in this review by former Science and Technology Counsellor at the British Embassy in Beijing, Professor Robin S Porter:

This book is essential reading for anyone concerned about climate change and our need to urgently address its causes. Part of the reason for the delay in doing so has been the rise of a debate in recent years in which one side has denigrated the scientific evidence for man’s role in creating the problem. This `denial of science’ by politicians, journalists, economists, people representing vested interests, and even by some scientists, is the focus of this book. Rick Altman documents the personal statements and published arguments of these climate change sceptics, deconstructing them, and finding all too often very little of substance that would undermine the now broad scientific consensus that human industrial and economic activity has contributed very substantially to the process of climate change. While the book deals primarily with climate change scepticism in the UK, the conclusions Altman draws have implications for all of us, wherever we happen to live.

As well as being a tutor for one of the modules on my MA at Keele (looking at the Environmental Politics and Policy in India and China), Robin has also had a book of his own published (via conventional means) on the recent history of China, which is entitled From Mao to Market: China Reconfigured… As far as my book is concerned, there is still no Kindle version for sale on Amazon but an eBook version is available via for $3.99.


About Rick Altman

Possibly just another 'Climate Cassandra' crying 'Wolf' in cyberspace. However, the moral of the old children's story is that the Wolf eventually turned up!
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11 Responses to Five star review for my book

  1. Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez says:

    Congratulations, Rick! This is great news!


  2. Well done. If people are wondering about writing a book then be aware it swallows huge amounts time and emotional energy and often for something even your bet friends will never have the time to get to read. I know! So to be able get a review and really positive reviews is a real achievement. You have every reason to feel smug and proud.


  3. Way to go man, congratulations.


  4. Well done that man.


  5. Christine says:

    How wonderful – congratulations, Rick. I will be watching the NY Times bestseller list closely…


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