02 August 2010

What is With These People?

Eric Pooley, an author of the book The Climate War and deputy editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, says this about me:
Pielke is a hugely controversial and in my view dangerous figure.
Seriously. I wonder if he has read my book, or is just making stuff up to sell his own book, of which he writes:
I wanted to understand why it was so hard for our political system to respond to this threat—why Americans, virtually alone among people in the industrialized world, had not agreed to cap their greenhouse gas emissions.
Pooley hasn't much encountered data on actual emission of late, I suspect. Anyway, I am going to email Mr. Pooley to ask why it is he thinks I am so dangerous (and what that means anyway), and specifically, where he finds fault in the analysis of my new book.