Cool it: the skeptical environmentalist's guide to global warming

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Cyan, Jan 1, 2007 - Business & Economics - 353 pages
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Global warming has become one of the permanent concerns of our time, with ever stronger calls to combat it via drastic programs, like the Kyoto Protocol. In this highly controversial book, Bjorn Lomborg (author of the bestselling The Skeptical Environmentalist) claims that the arguments for such action are little more than scare mongering and exposes this wide range of disinformation. Global warming is happening. It's a serious and important problem and we need to deal with it in a responsible way. But in order to do so effectively, Lomborg argues we need to look at the cost and benefits of the proposed measures against global warming. He demonstrates that drastic, here-and-now measures is the worst way to spend our money. Climate change is a 100-year problem - we should not try to fix it in 10 years. This important book explodes myths and places the global warming debate into a broader view.

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Review: Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming

User Review  - Blair Dowden - Goodreads

In his own words, the argument in this book is: 1. Global warming is real and man-made. It will have a serious impact on humans and the environment toward the end of this century. 2. Statements about ... Read full review

Review: Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming

User Review  - Janie - Goodreads

i had to read this for my biology class. we have to do a book report on it. i was really interested in global warming and this novel brought ideas i had never considered before. i agree almost ... Read full review

Contents

the short story
9
our many worries
63
The politics of global warming
165
making our top priorities cool
209
Notes
229
Bibliography
281
Index
345
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