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Bjorn Lomborg argues that many of the elaborate and expensive actions now being considered to stop global warming will cost . Cool It promises to be one of the most talked about and influential books of our time.

Bjorn Lomborg argues that many of the elaborate and expensive actions now being considered to stop global warming will cost hundreds of billions of dollars, are often based on emotional rather than strictly scientific assumptions, and may very well have little impact on the world's temperature for hundreds of years.

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.

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Bjorn Lomborg is featured in two videos on Gates Notes.

Bjorn Lomborg is featured in two videos on Gates Notes. Cool It is a groundbreaking book that transforms the debate about global warming by offering a fresh perspective based on human needs as well as environmental concerns.

Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming is a book by the Danish statistician and political scientist Bjørn Lomborg

Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming is a book by the Danish statistician and political scientist Bjørn Lomborg. The book is a sequel to The Skeptical Environmentalist (first published in Danish in 1998), which in English translation brought the author to world attention

the guy knows how to get you thinking.

the guy knows how to get you thinking.

Bjorn Lomborg official page with news and updates. President, Copenhagen Consensus Center

Bjorn Lomborg official page with news and updates. President, Copenhagen Consensus Center. n-lomborg and ww. omborg. Bjorn Lomborg official page with news and updates.

Bjorn Lomborg argues in his new book, Cool It, that the risks from climate change are overstated. and that the costs of limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are too high relative to the. benefits

Bjorn Lomborg argues in his new book, Cool It, that the risks from climate change are overstated. benefits. Lomborg concedes that the Earth’s climate is warming because of human activity, so. we are not dealing with a climate contrarian. However, he argues that such warming will have. relatively minor effects on humankind and the environment.

Working from Bjorn Lomborg’s 2007 book of the same title, this 90-minute composite of lecture, home movies .

Working from Bjorn Lomborg’s 2007 book of the same title, this 90-minute composite of lecture, home movies, travelogue, interviews, and briefings illustrates Lomborg’s appeal as a strategic communicator and indirectly highlights some of the media proclivities he targets. Director Ondi Timonor’s Cool It quickly reminds one of Davis Guggenheim’s An Inconvenient Truth (hereafter AIT). Cool It showcases Lomborg’s upbeat smart solutions for climate change, but these stand out as such only against the background of Gore’s emphasis on mitigation and on the United Nations’ policy process.

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A groundbreaking book that transforms the debate about global warming by offering a fresh perspective based on human needs as well as environmental concerns. Bjorn Lomborg argues that many of the elaborate and expensive actions now being considered to stop global warming will cost hundreds of billions of dollars, are often based on emotional rather than strictly scientific assumptions, and may very well have little impact on the world's temperature for hundreds of years. Rather than starting with the most radical procedures, Lomborg argues that we should first focus our resources on more immediate concerns, such as fighting malaria and HIV/AIDS and assuring and maintaining a safe, fresh water supply-which can be addressed at a fraction of the cost and save millions of lives within our lifetime. He asks why the debate over climate change has stifled rational dialogue and killed meaningful dissent. Lomborg presents us with a second generation of thinking on global warming that believes panic is neither warranted nor a constructive place from which to deal with any of humanity's problems, not just global warming. Cool It promises to be one of the most talked about and influential books of our time.

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ISBN13: 978-0739494301

ISBN: 0739494309

Author: Bjorn. Lomborg

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Politics & Government

Language: English

Publisher: Alfred A Knopf (2007)

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Lanionge
Author Bjorn Lomborg is an adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School as well as President of the Copenhagen Consensus Center. He is the former director of the Danish government's Environmental Assessment Institute (EAI) in Copenhagen who became internationally known for his best-selling and controversial book, “The Skeptical Environmentalist” (2001). He was named a “Top 100 Global Thinker” by “Foreign Policy” in 2011 and 2013 and as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by “Time Magazine” in 2004.

“Cool It” (2010) was written as a response to environmental activists who propagandize, exaggerate and use fear to create panic over climate risk. Lomborg exposes the fear-mongering for what it is and suggests a middle ground for dialogue (between extremism on both sides of the issue). He shows how many of the approaches being touted today will make future generations worse off and outlines the “coolest options” which will do the most good throughout the century. We need to move from “the feel good to the do good” solutions.

Lomborg punctures “the progressive agenda” by providing us with a more complete picture:
o Cherry-picked data is being used to support the advocacy of alarmists.
o The difficulty of determining the average global temperature which depends on what temperature readings is being used and who is “adjusting” the data.
o Al Gore who in 2016 said we only had a decade left to “save the planet from global warming” or we “will reach the point of no return.”
o The phony war against CO2.
o The lack of subjecting climate research to meaningful due diligence.
o As many as half of global warming alarmist research papers might be wrong.
o Predictions that climate change would cause catastrophic weather damage have not panned out.
o “Climategate” in which a large number of emails were leaked or hacked from the climate research unit at the University of East Anglia 2009. “In them, the world’s most influential climatologists argued, brainstorm and plotted together to enforce what amounts to a party line on climate change. Data that did not support their assumptions were fudged. Peer-reviewed journals that dared to publish contrary articles were threatened with boycotts. When dissenting scientists made a freedom of information request, the relevant emails were deleted, and worse, original data was likely to be deleted.”
o Vastly exaggerated emotional claims about the polar bear that are simply not supported by data
o Large and very expensive CO2 cuts made now will have only a small and insignificant impact in the future.
o The highly publicized Wilkins Glacier which makes up less than 0.01% of Antarctica gets the headlines while we do not hear the inconvenient fact that Antarctica is experiencing record sea ice coverage.
o The use policy of cutting CO2 emissions by 20% by 2020 would merely postpone global warming by two years at the end of the century.
o Denmark’s $300 billion approach decision will postpone global warming by the end of the century by five days while the money spent could double the number of hospitals in Denmark.
o Money politicians want to allocate to global warming could be used to reduce malaria for 3 million people saving 850 million lives each year, provide clean drinking water, sanitation, education, and health care to every single human being on the planet, while increasing R&D to reduce CO2 by 10 times.

Lomborg is not a “climate change denier.” He believes that global warming is real and that humans are contributing to it. But he also believes that strong, ominous and immediate consequences of global warming are often widely exaggerated and will not result in good policy. In “Cool It” he argues for simpler, smarter and more efficient solutions for global warming and the human condition, rather than pursuing drastic climate policies costing trillions of dollars which will have minimal impact.

Lomborg argues that we need to regain our perspective. There are many other issues which are much more important than global warming - hunger, poverty and disease. He asks, “Isn’t it our ultimate goal to improve quality of life in the environment with solutions that can help more people, at a lower cost, and with a much higher chance of success?”

In “On Care for Our Common Home” (Laudato Si'), Pope Francis appealed to "every person living on this planet" for an inclusive DIALOGUE about how we are shaping the future of our planet. Pope Francis called on the Church and the world to acknowledge all environmental challenges and to embark with hope and humility on a new path ensuring a common future for all.

Lomborg with "Cool It" makes a valued contribution in the spirit of the dialogue proposed by Pope Francis.
Lanionge
Author Bjorn Lomborg is an adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School as well as President of the Copenhagen Consensus Center. He is the former director of the Danish government's Environmental Assessment Institute (EAI) in Copenhagen who became internationally known for his best-selling and controversial book, “The Skeptical Environmentalist” (2001). He was named a “Top 100 Global Thinker” by “Foreign Policy” in 2011 and 2013 and as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by “Time Magazine” in 2004.

“Cool It” (2010) was written as a response to environmental activists who propagandize, exaggerate and use fear to create panic over climate risk. Lomborg exposes the fear-mongering for what it is and suggests a middle ground for dialogue (between extremism on both sides of the issue). He shows how many of the approaches being touted today will make future generations worse off and outlines the “coolest options” which will do the most good throughout the century. We need to move from “the feel good to the do good” solutions.

Lomborg punctures “the progressive agenda” by providing us with a more complete picture:
o Cherry-picked data is being used to support the advocacy of alarmists.
o The difficulty of determining the average global temperature which depends on what temperature readings is being used and who is “adjusting” the data.
o Al Gore who in 2016 said we only had a decade left to “save the planet from global warming” or we “will reach the point of no return.”
o The phony war against CO2.
o The lack of subjecting climate research to meaningful due diligence.
o As many as half of global warming alarmist research papers might be wrong.
o Predictions that climate change would cause catastrophic weather damage have not panned out.
o “Climategate” in which a large number of emails were leaked or hacked from the climate research unit at the University of East Anglia 2009. “In them, the world’s most influential climatologists argued, brainstorm and plotted together to enforce what amounts to a party line on climate change. Data that did not support their assumptions were fudged. Peer-reviewed journals that dared to publish contrary articles were threatened with boycotts. When dissenting scientists made a freedom of information request, the relevant emails were deleted, and worse, original data was likely to be deleted.”
o Vastly exaggerated emotional claims about the polar bear that are simply not supported by data
o Large and very expensive CO2 cuts made now will have only a small and insignificant impact in the future.
o The highly publicized Wilkins Glacier which makes up less than 0.01% of Antarctica gets the headlines while we do not hear the inconvenient fact that Antarctica is experiencing record sea ice coverage.
o The use policy of cutting CO2 emissions by 20% by 2020 would merely postpone global warming by two years at the end of the century.
o Denmark’s $300 billion approach decision will postpone global warming by the end of the century by five days while the money spent could double the number of hospitals in Denmark.
o Money politicians want to allocate to global warming could be used to reduce malaria for 3 million people saving 850 million lives each year, provide clean drinking water, sanitation, education, and health care to every single human being on the planet, while increasing R&D to reduce CO2 by 10 times.

Lomborg is not a “climate change denier.” He believes that global warming is real and that humans are contributing to it. But he also believes that strong, ominous and immediate consequences of global warming are often widely exaggerated and will not result in good policy. In “Cool It” he argues for simpler, smarter and more efficient solutions for global warming and the human condition, rather than pursuing drastic climate policies costing trillions of dollars which will have minimal impact.

Lomborg argues that we need to regain our perspective. There are many other issues which are much more important than global warming - hunger, poverty and disease. He asks, “Isn’t it our ultimate goal to improve quality of life in the environment with solutions that can help more people, at a lower cost, and with a much higher chance of success?”

In “On Care for Our Common Home” (Laudato Si'), Pope Francis appealed to "every person living on this planet" for an inclusive DIALOGUE about how we are shaping the future of our planet. Pope Francis called on the Church and the world to acknowledge all environmental challenges and to embark with hope and humility on a new path ensuring a common future for all.

Lomborg with "Cool It" makes a valued contribution in the spirit of the dialogue proposed by Pope Francis.
Inth
Bjorn write from the point of view of a mathematician and economist that truly evaluates the costs of proposed solutions. He then talks about the other things we could spend money on to save human lives, like mosquito nets in Africa, potable water, vaccines, micronutrients and shows how many more millions of lives we would save by using our money more wisely than say subsidies for inefficient solar panels. He is a big adovcate of fundamental research so we get a quantum leap in technology that can really make a difference - like Solar panels that are much more efficient (so that poor people in China and India can afford them), or car batteries that can go 5x as far for the same weight and size.

Both sides need to read this with an open mind.
Inth
Bjorn write from the point of view of a mathematician and economist that truly evaluates the costs of proposed solutions. He then talks about the other things we could spend money on to save human lives, like mosquito nets in Africa, potable water, vaccines, micronutrients and shows how many more millions of lives we would save by using our money more wisely than say subsidies for inefficient solar panels. He is a big adovcate of fundamental research so we get a quantum leap in technology that can really make a difference - like Solar panels that are much more efficient (so that poor people in China and India can afford them), or car batteries that can go 5x as far for the same weight and size.

Both sides need to read this with an open mind.
tref
This presented the most clear cut and rational approach to dealing with global warming that I have ever read. He points out many relatively ways to deal with the problems are reasonable cost. He points out that the methods pushed by government and the UN are by far the most expensive ways and the least effective way of dealing with global warming by a factor of 50-100 times. He does an excellent job of pointing out the many lies and falsehoods presented to the public and press by the very vocal advocates of global warming. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting a rational and clear cut evaluation of the problems of global warming and the many rational, relatively inexpensive ways of dealing with the issue.
tref
This presented the most clear cut and rational approach to dealing with global warming that I have ever read. He points out many relatively ways to deal with the problems are reasonable cost. He points out that the methods pushed by government and the UN are by far the most expensive ways and the least effective way of dealing with global warming by a factor of 50-100 times. He does an excellent job of pointing out the many lies and falsehoods presented to the public and press by the very vocal advocates of global warming. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting a rational and clear cut evaluation of the problems of global warming and the many rational, relatively inexpensive ways of dealing with the issue.
Owomed
Great read, no controversial denial arguments, gives great insight into what we should do about the situation from the perspective of costs versus rewards. Written be a respected climate scientist. We can continue to be bullied by the Kyoto 'thugs' into accepting the blind concept that each modern nation must bankrupt its treasury to invest in marginal reductions of climate change - or we can realistically look at all of our options, including some of the benefits of what a warming trend can mean (yes!).
Owomed
Great read, no controversial denial arguments, gives great insight into what we should do about the situation from the perspective of costs versus rewards. Written be a respected climate scientist. We can continue to be bullied by the Kyoto 'thugs' into accepting the blind concept that each modern nation must bankrupt its treasury to invest in marginal reductions of climate change - or we can realistically look at all of our options, including some of the benefits of what a warming trend can mean (yes!).