Not just another war story

The struggle against prejudice and obscurantism

David Karoly


by Michael E. Mann
Columbia University Press (Footprint Books), $42.95 hb, 395 pp, 9780231152549


In my recent commentary on The Garnaut Review 2011, I said ‘Climate change is often framed as a number of battles; between science and opinion, between sustainable development and economic growth, between government control and individual freedom ...’ (ABR, November 2011). Little did I know that my next review would be of a book about the Climate Wars, written by an active warrior in those battles, and subtitled Dispatches from the Front Lines.

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David Karoly

David Karoly

David Karoly is a professor of climate science in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science at the School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne. He was Chair of the Premier of Victoria’s Climate Change Reference Group in 2008–09 and is a member of the Science Advisory Panel to the Climate Commission, established by the Australian government in 2011.


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