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Nothing to Fear

January 5, 2016

This important new book is now available on Amazon.

Here is what Bryan Leyland, an expert on hydropower, says about Nothing to Fear.

If you have ever wondered about the reality of dangerous man-made global warming, or the costs of energy from wind farms and solar power, or the difficulties of operating a power system with intermittent generation, or the economics and environmental effects of biofuels, or whether or not carbon capture and sequestration is practical, this is the book for you.

It goes through the basic science and engineering and explains in simple language why the evidence says that dangerous global warming is not happening, wind and solar power and biofuels are expensive and impractical and carbon capture and sequestration is an impossible dream.

Finally it discusses the huge benefits that fossil fuels have brought to mankind and can continue to bring to the developed and developing world. It also discusses the advantages of nuclear power and the need for the United States to continue building this safe, clean and environmentally friendly form of power generation.

Donn Dears’ book deserves wide dissemination and it should promote much-needed debate on a very contentious and important range of subjects.

Donn has spent a lifetime in many different aspects of power systems engineering and the book combines this knowledge with an open and enquiring mind. It is highly recommended.

Bryan Leyland, based in New Zealand, is a world-respected expert on hydropower and has extensive experience in all forms of renewable energy.

He recently returned from Afghanistan, where he was a World Bank consultant for the refurbishment of a 100 MW hydropower station which had been built by the Russians in the mid-1960s.

Book Cover, Nothing to Fear

Book Cover, Nothing to Fear

He is not alone in his praise for Nothing to Fear. Here is another by Neil Jones:

Nothing to Fear is an important book for those who are troubled by the media’s constant exaggeration of climate change disasters. It reviews the alternatives to the CO2 hypothesis and describes the importance of fossil fuels to society and why they could benefit humanity for a thousand years.

Neil Jones is a retired telecommunications executive.

More endorsements can be viewed on the back cover of Nothing to Fear.

The opening paragraph of Nothing to Fear sets the tone:

Nothing to Fear explains why mankind has the ability to withstand nearly everything mother nature may throw at it, so long as mankind doesn’t institute policies that cripple its ability to respond to potential threats.”

Nothing to Fear is available from Amazon and some independent book sellers.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. January 5, 2016 1:39 pm

    Thanks for all your fine work Don – I’ll be ordering your book!

  2. Bryan Leyland permalink
    January 5, 2016 2:29 pm


    Kind regards,

    Bryan Leyland


  3. permalink
    January 5, 2016 2:58 pm

    Thanks, Don

  4. January 6, 2016 6:58 pm

    Amazon is out of this book but I ordered it through The Heartland Institute

  5. January 6, 2016 7:06 pm


    I am really looking forward to this book. Heartland has a nice description of what is in some of the chapters. I plan on including some of the material in my Energy Resources lectures that I give in 3 colleges (I’m a busy Adjunct). I will finally have a sensible source for this most important and timely topic.

    Thank you so much!


    • January 6, 2016 7:11 pm

      Thank you. I appreciate your interest. Hope the book meets your expectations.


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