HAMILTON, Ontario, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In his new book, "Convenient Myths: the green revolution - perceptions, politics, and facts" (published by AuthorHouse), Klaus L.E. Kaiser cracks open our most commonly held beliefs about the environment and exposes them to good old-fashioned research, leaving the reader surprised at just how few of our "green facts" are actually true.
Tackling the big issues at the forefront of the green movement - global warming, polar bear extinction, electric cars - Kaiser disassembles the perception of each issue, points out the politics behind it and finally gives the reader the facts in black and white. With a straight-no-chaser sensibility, he gives the reader the tools and information to draw their own conclusions. "'Convenient Myths' is written for anyone wishing to get to the bottom of the matter," he writes, "without being over-burdened by details. Here are the crucial facts, unadulterated, and easy to understand."
Kaiser points at the ever-widening chasm between the goals of politics and the goals of science as the reason why such misinformation has been allowed into the mainstream. He writes:
At the beginning of the second decade in the 21st century, with its great speed of disseminating information via radio, television, phone and the Internet, one might think that perceptions, politics, and science would begin to converge. Surprisingly - and regrettably - the opposite appears to be the case. Common public perceptions, politics, and science are as far apart as ever. Even on issues affecting the entire world, the same scientific evidence is used to justify radically different political actions. In reality, politics and science are drifting apart further than ever and further than many scientists can be comfortable with.
About the Author
Klaus L.E. Kaiser is a professional chemist who has been conducting research in environmental chemistry for almost 40 years. He has authored nearly 200 publications in scientific journals, books, trade magazines, newspapers, and government and agency reports. He has been president of the International Association for Great Lakes Research, a peer reviewer of scientific essays and reviews, editor-in-chief of the Water Quality Research Journal of Canada, adjunct professor and recipient of the International QSAR Award. He is currently director of research of TerraBase Inc. and is a fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada. He is widely recognized for his expertise in environmental chemistry and his no-nonsense approach to issues.
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