Cool it: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming
A startling book that reshapes the debate about global warming and offers a moderate approach to meeting its challenges.
Bjorn Lomborg argues that many of the elaborate and expensive actions now being considered—the Kyoto Protocol, for example—have a staggering potential cost of hundreds of billions of dollars, but, ultimately, will have little impact on the world's temperature. He suggests that rather than institutionalizing these programs to “cool” the earth's temperature 100 years from now, we should focus our resources on some of the world's most pressing immediate concerns, such as: fighting malaria and HIV/AIDS, and maintaining a safe, fresh water supply. And he considers why and how this debate has developed an atmosphere in which dissenters are immediately demonized.
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Review: Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global WarmingUser Review - Thom - Goodreads
"Cool It" does two things well - criticizes some of the reactionary aspects of Global Warming (statements, media campaigns, and Kyoto), and proposes a method of deciding where money should be spent ... Read full review
Review: Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global WarmingUser Review - Scott - Goodreads
I'm no expert on global warming, and I'm not saying whether Lomborg is wrong or right. But I will say this: he makes a lot of good points that I think should be and need to be addressed. There is an ... Read full review
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