This book, like the first, dips into many areas of life – including prostitution, terrorism, child safety and climate change. Again like the first, there’s one area that’s a particularly hot topic. In the original, it was the link between abortion and a decrease in crime rates; in the sequel, it’s global warming. Being a controversial topic, it’s not surprising that this section of the book has been scrutinised and taken apart by its critics (The flip side, of course, is that it gets media attention and sells more books – which might have been the point all along). I don’t know enough about the climate change issue to comment on whether the authors’ view is accurate or not, but I do point out that not everybody agrees with it.
Although nothing in this book is likely to change anything in my life, I still found it to be an entertaining read.