Books

  • New publication: NIPCC vs. IPCC

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    A new publication by S. Fred Singer, Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia, came out last week. Its title: NIPCC vs. IPCC – Adressing the Disparity between Climate Models and Observations: Testing the Hypothesis of Anthropogenic Global Warming. It is meant to be an interim science update of the 2008-NIPCC-report. The base of the […]

  • The Truth About Organic Foods

    CFACT is proud to offer its German translation of Alex A. Avery’s The Truth About Organic Foods

    Two years ago, the the most talked about book on organic foods in over a decade was issued in English – now, with the support of CFACT Europe, it is available to the 100 Million or so German speaking consumers: Alex Avery’s The Truth About Organic Foods.

  • CFACT Europe issues new book – “The Climate Catastrophe – What Is It All About?”

    Continuing its growth as an important resource on environmental issues, CFACT Europe recently released its latest publication entitled The Climate Catastrophe – What Is It All About? The Nairobi Report on Climate Change, Climate Madness and Climate Hoax.  Click to purchase (German)

    This provocative booklet examines the latest political developments surrounding the issue of climate change and their relationship to the current state of climate science. It begins by exploring the question of whether there has been any substantial warming outside the range of natural variability (answer: no), continues by examining whether the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide over the last 100 years is a principle cause of global warming (answer: no) and concludes by discussing whether global warming would be a more of a bane or benefit if it should be proven true (answer: it depends!).

  • Newspapers Review “Eco-Imperialism”

    HOLGER J. THUSS (JENA)

    With 150.000 copies and about twice as many readers every day, the Swiss newspaper Neue Zuercher Zeitung is not only the largest Swiss newspaper, but also the most respected daily paper among the German-speaking Europeans. Under the headline “Eco-imperialism at the expense of the poor,” it also was the first major print media that informed its readers of CFACT’s newly published German edition of Paul Driessen’s Eco-imperialism: Green Power Black Death on September 11.

    According to the reviewer, Detmar Doering of the German Liberal Institute, it is “fully comprehensible” that “humans care for an environment worth living and want it protected.” However, that should be a reason to challenge environmentalism, because apparently “its cultural hegemony in the public sphere corrupts” this movement. “Many scenarios by which environmentalists impress the (western) public are based on bogus science, e.g. the ‘climate catastrophe,’ as Driessen can meticulously demonstrate. Justified concerns for the environment,” the review concludes, “must not be directed against the economic perspectives of the world’s poor. It is a pity that only few have the courage to say it that way.”

  • CFACT Europe presents its new book in Brussels

    On October 11, CFACT Europe’s Executive Director Dr. Holger Thuss presented Edgar Gaertner’s new “Eco-Nihilism. A Critique of Political Ecology” (Öko-Nihilismus. Eine Kritik der Politischen Ökologie) at a private reception in the Brussels Renaissance Hotel. The many invited guests, mainly from the media, like-minded think tanks and assistants of MEPs, were able to listen to […]

  • Eco-Nihilism Enters Top 20

    For the first time ever, a book supported by CFACT Europe entered the book charts. Last week, Edgar Gaertner’s “Eco-Nihilism: A Critique of Political Ecology” appeared on #20 of the BOD book charts in non-fiction. Even better: in this week’s charts, the book defended its position. “The example of Edgar Gaertner’s book shows that the […]

  • CFACT’s “Eco-Nihilism” Reviewed by Deutschlandfunk: “Global Warming Is Not the Greatest Problem”

    Every Monday, Deutschlandfunk (DLF), Germany’s national information radio station rewiews what it considers the nation’s most important political literature. On June 16, between Czech President Vaclav Havel’s autobiography, and a book by Alice Schwarzer (Germany’s most prominent feminist) Edgar Gaertner’s “Eco-nihilism” was presented and reviewed for the listeners.

  • Earth Day Review of “Eco-Nihilism”

    Edgar Gaertner

    Edgar Gaertner

    One of Austria’s largest daily’s commemorated Earth Day with an extensive review of Edgar Gaertner’s new Öko-Nihilismus: Eine Kritik der Politischen Ökologie (Eco-nihilism: A Critique of Political Ecology).   The review appeared in The Linz-based “Oberösterreichische Nachrichten” (OÖN) , which also interviewed the author.    The book was published with support from CFACT Europe.

  • “Eco-Imperialism” reviewed in Switzerland

    CFACT Europe’s German edition of Paul Driessen’s Eco-imperialism: Green Power – Black Death received a lengthy review in Die Idee, published by the Junge Schweizerische Volkspartei [JSVP] (Young Swiss People’s Party).  CFACT Europe is proud to join the political debate in one of the world’s oldest democracies. The JSVP has approximately 5.800 members and is the youth […]

  • CFACT Europe Challenges Environmentalist Orthodoxy with “Eco-Nihilism: A Critique of Political Ecology”

    In the 1970s and 80s, environmental policies rose to prominence as environmentalists scored many political victories. But our successes in cleaning rivers and air pollution were unfortunately followed by an environmental populism that led to an intellectual and economic downward spiral, often driven by fears of approaching ecological cataclysm. This devolution of the environmental movement is what German journalist and environment expert Edgar Gaertner has recently written about in his new book Eco-nihilism: A critique of a Political Ecology.

    The term nihilism was coined by French writer Albert Camus and refers to people who believe in things that do not exist. Most modern-day nihilists also consider certain policies more important than freedom and dignity, and according to Gaerter there are strong nihilist tendencies among many of today’s environmentalists.