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Cool It by Bjørn Lomborg
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Feb 28, 2012

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bookshelves: climate-change, current-affairs, politics, sustainability
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While Lomborg admits that global warming is real he sacrifices any early and deep cuts to fossil fuel emissions as per Kyoto on the cost effectiveness of direct action on the purported consequences of global warming. Essentially he is putting his faith in the prospect of cheaper renewable energy technologies emerging in the future, as a result of increased investment, rather than coordinated policy action today. In short, he has more faith in economists - the dismal science ? - than in climate scientists however shrill their alarms may be.

I'm personally am not convinced Lomborg is right. But let's all hope he is becauase population seems to have a 'blind eye to the telescope' on this one as emissions continue to rise. The temperature increases are sure to follow as long as the sun continues to rise!

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