Numerous books have been published on the horror that may befall all humanity due to global warming and climate change – though we’ll probably find another way to destroy ourselves long before that happens. But Christopher Horner’s Red Hot Lies provides a far different view than spokespeople for climate change such as Al Gore.
Make no mistake; this is not a book about the science of global warming, pro or con. Horner’s discussion focuses entirely on the "scare tactics" used by proponents of climate change to get what they want. It is an analysis of the ideological and political war being raged behind-the-scenes that directly influences the information given to the general population. It is an accounting of the “massaged” facts being fed to average citizens on a regular basis.
The failing of this book is in Horner’s own tactics used to prove his points. He relies on suppositions in a few circumstances that unfortunately color the credibility of some of his other conclusions. He weakens his own case by going too far in the opposite direction of the environmentalists rather than providing a bipartisan analysis of the facts. If he achieves nothing else in Red Hot Lies, Horner does highlight the reality that no one can simply rely on the media, politicians or special interest groups on either side for the whole truth. To be well-informed is to seek out all sides of an issue and hopefully the truth is somewhere in the middle.