Go back a few decades and their concern was global cooling which in fact remained a concern well into the s, as I know from a book I bought thenbut already global warming was mostly beginning to replace it as a major concern. As one who had been studying environmental concerns since I was in college, I picked up books on the subject, and even moderated panels at the World SF convention in Winnipeg in on global warming and ozone-layer depletion. But then came the El Nino ofand since then there has been no significant net warming.
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.Lomborg, a political scientist and economist with a conservative approach to environmentalism, presents a work that's likely to garner as much acclaim and disdain as his first book, 's The Skeptic.
arguments in the environmental debate in his latest book, Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming.
Lomborg sets an ambitious agenda from the start of Cool. If you are looking for a ebook by Bjorn Lomborg Cool IT (Movie Tie-in Edition): The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming in pdf form, then you have come on to faithful website.
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 .
Jun 18, · In this one, Bjorn Lomborg argues against climate alarmism. Of course, Lomborg isn’t a climate scientist. However, if his facts are correct, then he asks an important question. Editions for Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming: (Hardcover published in ), X (Paperback published.