Cool It

Cool It

The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming

Book - 2007
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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.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780307386526
030738652X
9780307266927
0307266923
Characteristics: x, 253 p. ; 20 cm

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carbonbusters
Jan 26, 2016

Bjorn Lomborg is not competent on the subject of climate change, and it shows. His basic attitude is "wait and do nothing".

EuSei Nov 21, 2015

According to the Gosspell (Wikipedia, that is!): Mr. Lomborg is a vegetarian and "has been a participant in information campaigns in Denmark about homosexuality" (him being a homosexual). And, from the horse's mouth: "I used to be a member of Green Peace." (http://www.pbs.org/thinktank/transcript1300.html) Hardly what one would call a Conservative.

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Robertshallcross
Jun 20, 2015

Bjorn Lomborg is a charlatan funded by Exxon Mobil and the Koch brothers. For example in 2012 alone, Lomborg's personal "foundation" raked in $775K from shell groups and dummy organizations funded by the Koch brothers' fossil fuel empire. Together, the Kochs are now richer than Bill Gates and also seem to have gained control of the Republican Party.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/06/25/3453053/koch-bjorn-lomborg-lousy-t-shirt/
http://www.desmogblog.com/bjorn-lomborg
http://www.exxonsecrets.org/html/personfactsheet.php?id=1273

Kare Fog runs a web site focused on Lomborg's lies, misstatements, and factual distortions. http://www.lomborg-errors.dk/Attitudestoglobalwarming.htm

“Cool It” is one of the most thoroughly debunked climate change documents on Earth. The stream of scientific refutations is nearly endless, including from his home country's Ministry of Science (Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty) and petitions from his own university colleagues.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bjorn_Lomborg#Accusations_of_scientific_dishonesty
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_c5g6tXvK8
http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2007/10/09/201946/bjorn-lomborg-greenland-glacier-sea-level-rise/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/cif-green/2009/mar/09/climate-change-copenhagen

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naturalist
Aug 27, 2014

“NY Times Says Earth Has Unlimited Carrying Capacity, So Forget Climate Change and Party On, Homo Sapiens!” ..... http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/09/16/2623241/times-earth-carrying-capacity-climate-change/ . . . .
and,
Suggested reading:
"The Lomborg Deception : Setting the Record Straight about Global Warming" by Howard Friel (b.1955), foreword by Thomas E. Lovejoy.... Yale University Press, 2010, ISBN-13: 978-0300161038
and,
look at the "Lomborg-Errors" website: http://www.lomborg-errors.dk/ . . .
and, the entry on the author, from:
http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Bj%C3%B8rn_Lomborg

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roblyn
Dec 07, 2009

A voice of truth among all the deception.

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