Gelbspan, Ross. 2004. How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists, and Activists Are Fueling the Climate Crisis—And What We Can Do to Avert Disaster. New York: Basic Books. The fossil fuel industry directed the Bush administration's energy and climate policies-payback for helping Bush get elected. But they were not the only ones to blame: the media and environmental activists were unwittingly worsening the crisis.
Hamilton, C. (2007). Scorcher: The dirty politics of climate change. Melbourne, Australia: Black Inc. Agenda. This book reveals a shadow world of lobbyists and sceptics, spin and hidden agendas in Australia’s climate change political sphere. The author investigates a deceitful government and a compliant media and lays out the facts about Kyoto, carbon emissions and what governments and individuals might do, and have done.
Hoggan, J., & Littlemore, R. (2009). Climate cover-up: The crusade to deny global warming. Vancouver, Canada: Greystone Books. Climate Cover-up seeks to answer this question, describing the pollsters and public faces who have crafted careful language to refute the findings of environmental scientists. Exploring the PR techniques, phony "think tanks," and funding used to pervert scientific fact, this book serves as a wake-up call to those who still wish to deny the inconvenient truth.
Michaels, D. (2008). Doubt is their product. How industry assault on science threatens your health. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. This book reveals how the tobacco industry's duplicitous tactics spawned a multimillion dollar industry that is dismantling public health safeguards. PR tactics used here were later replicated by climate change denialists.
Oreskes, N. and Conway, E.M. (2010). Merchants of doubt. How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. London: Bloomsbury. This book tells the controversial story of how a loose-knit group of high-level scientists and scientific advisers, with deep connections in politics and industry, ran effective campaigns to mislead the public and deny well-established scientific knowledge over four decades. The same individuals who claim the science of global warming is "not settled" have also denied the truth about studies linking smoking to lung cancer, coal smoke to acid rain, and CFCs to the ozone hole. "Doubt is our product," wrote one tobacco executive. These "experts" supplied it.
Pooley, E. (2010). The Climate War. New York, NY: Hyperion. To write this book, Pooley, the former managing editor of Fortune and chief political correspondent for Time, spent three years embedded with an extraordinary cast of characters: from the flamboyant head of one of the nation's largest coal-burning energy companies to the driven environmental leader who made common cause with him, from leading scientists warning of impending catastrophe to professional sceptics disputing almost every aspect of climate science, from radical activists chaining themselves to bulldozers to powerful lobbyists, media gurus, and advisors in Obama's West Wing—and, to top it off, unprecedented access to former Vice President Al Gore and his team of climate activists.
Powell, J. L. (2011). The inquisition of climate science. New York, NY: Columbia University Press. The Inquisition of Climate Science claims to be the first book to comprehensively take on the climate science denial movement and the deniers themselves, exposing their lack of credentials, their extensive industry funding, and their failure to provide any alternative theory to explain the observed evidence of warming.Washington, H., & Cook, J. (2011). Climate change denial: Heads in the sand. London, UK: Earthscan. Climate Change Denial explains the social science behind denial. It contains a detailed examination of the principal climate change denial arguments, from attacks on the integrity of scientists, to impossible expectations of proof and certainty to the cherry picking of data. Climate change can be solved – but only when we cease to deny that it exists.