Lomborg wants to approach the problem through a different lens, one he asserts is more centrist. He makes this film to reach more people regarding his assertions, and seeks to bring the debate to a new set of standards. The Skeptical Environmentalist shared his views regarding the film and the controversy that surrounds him.
Bjorn Lomborg Cool it Global warming is considered by many to be the greatest problem facing mankind today. Lomborg says, yes, AGW will cause a temperature increase of something over 2 degrees Celsius by However, initiatives like the Kyoto agreement will have minimal effect on this, despite their cost.
He explains that the contribution of global warming to problems such as malaria and hurricanes is much less that is thought, and that it would be much better to put the money towards dealing with these problems directly.
In the longer term global warming will need to be dealt with, but his recommendation for this is to invest more money in developing alternative energy sources. I found this a somewhat disturbing book. Lomborg is right in that it's too easy to see global warming as the problem, and to minimise others.
While I don't necessarily agree with Lomborg's claims, it made me realise I would need to think a lot more deeply about things such as economic growth, the needs of developing countries, and the trade offs between different ways of spending money. Whatever your view on global warming, I think that you will find this a very thought provoking book.Jun 13, · The subject of global warming has evoked differing opinions among scientists and citizens on the proposition that human activity is causing dangerous warming of It is said by proponents of that proposition that the science is settled, and that there is a .
Lomborg explains that recent research, elaborated both in his book Cool It and in his new film of the same name, shows that ‘investing in green energy research and development rather than.
May 24, · Outstanding, Timothy. In my view, global warming is a complete and utter myth. Back in the 80’s there was a legitimate reason to suspect that CO2 was the (or “a”) driving force in global temperatures because of what early ice core samples suggested.
Cool It The Skeptical Environmentalists Guide to Global Warming by Bjorn Lomborg available in Hardcover on benjaminpohle.com, also read synopsis and reviews.
Written by the author of The Skeptical Environmentalist, this groundbreaking book transforms the /5(2).
However, I think his repeated statement that I'm sure he could substantiate (but does not) that the Al Gore solution will give us a half-degree of cooling by the end of . From Al Gore to Kyoto, from sea level rise to fatal disease, Bjorn Lomborg tackles it all in his book Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming.
Having seen a preview for Lomborg’s movie which spreads the message of his book, I was intrigued and decided to see what it was all about/5.