Nigel Lawson, Baron Lawson of Blaby, PC
Lord Lawson is a Conservative politician, former MP for Blaby and journalist who was Chancellor of the Exchequer in the cabinet of Margaret Thatcher.
Before entering politics, he was City editor of The Sunday Telegraph and editor of The Spectator, becoming MP for Blaby in 1974. He served as Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Energy Secretary, becoming Chancellor in 1983 until his resignation in 1989.
His books include The View from No 11 (recently published, in an updated and abridged edition, as Memoirs of a Tory Radical), The Nigel Lawson Diet Book and The Power Game: An Examination of Decision Making in Government. Lately, he has been propelled to the forefront of the climate change debate, arguing for a more sceptical position in the Sunday Times bestseller, An Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming. In 2009 he launched the think tank, The Global Warming Policy Foundation (www.thegwpf.org).
An Appeal to Reason:
A Cool Look at Global Warming
In recent years, sensational warnings about climate change have dominated the headlines. In this hard-hitting response to the scaremongering of climate alarmists, Nigel Lawson, former Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for Energy, argues that it it is time for us to take a cool look at global warming. Lawson carefully and succinctly examines all aspects of the global warming issue - the science, the economics, the politics and the ethics - concluding that conventional wisdom on the subject is deeply flawed. He asserts that, even if the majority view of the science is correct, the proposed solution to the problem would be more damaging than the threat it has been designed to avert - and, in any case is, for very good reasons, not politically attainable. Insightful, brilliantly reasoned and thoroughly researched, this is a much-needed corrective to the barrage of hype and spin surrounding a subject that affects every one of us.BUY NOW: An Appeal to Reason - A Cool Look at Global Warming