Cool It

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 11, 2007 - Science - 272 pages
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Bjorn Lomborg argues that many of the elaborate and staggeringly expensive actions now being considered to meet the challenges of global warming ultimately will have little impact on the world’s temperature. He suggests that rather than focusing on ineffective solutions that will cost us trillions of dollars over the coming decades, we should be looking for smarter, more cost-effective approaches (such as massively increasing our commitment to green energy R&D) that will allow us to deal not only with climate change but also with other pressing global concerns, such as malaria and HIV/AIDS. And he considers why and how this debate has fostered an atmosphere in which dissenters are immediately demonized.

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User Review  - elviomedeiros - LibraryThing

An alternative and partially supported view on environmental issues. I like the pragmatic approach to solving global problems and dislike the disregard for nature itself (meaning loss of species). Read full review

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User Review  - wbc3 - LibraryThing

Lomborg examines what we should do about global warming rather than whether it is happening. He concedes that global warming is happening and it is largely caused by humans. He then takes the models ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Bjorn Lomborg is the author of The Skeptical Environmentalist and has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and USA Today. He was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2004. In 2008 he was named “one of the 50 people who could save the planet” by The Guardian; one of the top 100 public intellectuals by Foreign Policy and Prospect magazine; and one of the world’s 75 most influential people of the 21st century by Esquire. He is presently an adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School, and in 2004 he started the Copenhagen Consensus, a conference of top economists who come together to prioritize the best solutions for the world’s greatest challenges.
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