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The bigger damage is that they've demonstrated that no matter what book you buy for it, they can take it away at any time and you're powerless to stop it. Paper copy is still the best option.
The reason I haven't sprung for a Kindle is for this reason and one other. The other reason is that paper will stick around for a lifetime while electronic formats and devices have no guarantees- especially proprietary ones.
Think about it.
Revelation of a capability will immediately cause adversaries to adapt themselves to minimize exposure to your areas of expertise. That can be instant or point research and be more gradual. Either way, even suggestions of your present capabilities are priceless for an adversary's minimization of risk. That's why intelligence methods are kept secret. A lot of people simply do not get this connection.
Everyone does the same cut and paste no matter what side they're on. Sure you can read and read and read about studies. The truth is, we don't have enough data points to truly say. We have 100 years worth of data. Do you know how long the earth has been around? How does that help us establish what is going on is out of the ordinary and caused by humans? Sorry, but it doesn't.
There is something that needs to be done about the way humans abuse the environment, but I think that using this end of the world scare tactic both degrades science to politics and degrades people to an unintelligent crowd that needs to be scared in the right direction.
That's just my opinion though.
"The only way for a reporter to look at a politician is down." -- H.L. Mencken