Success Of New Book Shows: Many Americans Don’t Believe Gloom And Doom Theories

Washington, D.C., January 14, 2003—The Competitive Enterprise Institute is celebrating the success of its latest book on environmental issues, Global Warming and Other Eco-Myths: How the Environmental Movement Uses False Science to Scare Us to Death (Prima Publishing 2002).  In just three months since its publication, the book is going into a second printing.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />


“Considering mainstream media have generally ignored the contrarians' data in Global Warming and Other Eco-Myths, we are pleased with the immediate response the book has received from readers,” says David Richardson, editor of Prima Publishing.  “This book proves that there is an audience hungry for independent information and opinions.”


Global Warming and Other Eco-Myths is the third book in CEI’s series countering the gloom and doom theories of traditional environmentalists.  It brings together more than a dozen experts, including Nobel laureate Dr. Norman Borlaug, founder of the “Green Revolution,” leading climatologist Dr. John Christy, and several CEI analysts, on issues ranging from global warming to the attack on plant biotechnology and the war against synthetic chemicals.  Ron Bailey, science correspondent with Reason magazine, is editor of the book.


“The environmental establishment believes that our harmful impacts on the planet can only be reduced by slashing our demand—fewer people using fewer resources,” says Fred Smith, CEI’s president and one of the book’s authors.  “Environmental problems, we contend, are best addressed by expanding our wealth and knowledge.  Economic growth and prosperity lead to a cleaner environment, not poverty and economic stagnation.”

For a review copy and/or interviews with any of the authors, please contact the media relations department at CEI at 202.331.1010.

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