Directed by Ondi Timoner. With Bjørn Lomborg, Hashem Akbari, Joe Barton, Ed Begley Jr.. A documentary that takes an alternative approach to dealing with the. [email protected] Recommended Citation. Bortscheller, Mary J. “Cool It : The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming by Bjørn Lomborg. Bjørn Lomborg is the best-informed & most humane advocate for environmental change in the world today. In contrast to other figures that promote a single issue .

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Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming by Bjørn Lomborg

Makes perfect sense to me. Even if stronger hurricanes happen, much of the added destruction is due to population shifts.

Our blithe acceptance of ever-increasing human encroachments, on the capitalist imperative of growth, is anethema to me.

Deliberate and deceitful manipulation. I am unconvinced that greater wealth lomborf be possible using fossil fuels as a basis for economic development as we have done in the wealthy west and north. Not surprisingly, Time named iy one of the most influential people in the world. The amount of starvation may go up, but far less than population grows. As for the style in which his message is relayed, it is nearly the opposite of entertaining, and it is so full of complex statistics as to be perpetually convoluted.

That was not the case with this book. His academic background is in political, not environmental, science. By making every utterance an hyperbolic, breathless prediction of global catastrophe, then calling anyone who questions their prognostications a ‘denier,’ they have managed to stifle important conversations about how we might best prepare for the changes lombofg our environment.

This includes the other animals and life forms, all of them holy, sacred in the order of nature.

Audible Download Audio Books. Cool It is based upon Lomborg’s book of the same name. We need to get our perspective back. But that’s where he parts company llmborg most people who discuss global warming in pu Lomborg looks at global warming and the proposed solutions with the unflinching eye of an economist, and discovers that most of the hype and hysteria is unjustifiable, and that most of the political solutions offered will make things worse for future generations. On my “most important reads of ” informal list at the moment.


Sundance ward winning director Ondi Timoner filmed a documentary with the same name based on the book and following Bjorn Lomborg for almost a year. It is too bad that this topic is so divided and emotional as it will prevent many from viewing.

What he has to share boils down to this: Jul 06, Robert Kortus rated it really liked it. Dec 30, Scot rated it did not like it. Mar 15, Manny rated it did not like it Shelves: Edit Cast Credited cast: I utterly fail to see how this claim can be substantiated. I have to admit, going into this book, I was skeptical loomborg the so called “skeptic” author.

He himself takes the larger view, detailing why the tone of hysteria is inappropriate to addressing the problems. He cites Nobel laureates and says that ‘leading climate scientists’ support X and Y statement about cold deaths and heat deaths and yadda yadda yadda. The book is a sequel to The Skeptical Environmentalist first published in Danish inwhich in English translation brought the author to world attention.

All in all, this is an excellent book, honestly written, logically presented, and worthy of a fair hearing in the marketplace of ideas. Many other issues are more important than global warming. I’ve always appreciated that Lomborg — despite Rajendra Pachauri, head of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, likening him to Hitler — was mostly trying to lpmborg all of the world’s ills in perspective. Yes No Report this. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Population and Development Review. This book provides an interesting perspective on global warming without being shrill or overtly political.

Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming

Write it, I should say. They don’t have sufficient motivation, and science doesn’t work that way. Lomborg argues that many of the elaborate and expensive actions being considered to stop global warming will cost hundreds of billions of ti without the same return on investmentoften are based on emotional rather than strictly scientific assumptions, and may have very little impact on the world’s temperature for centuries.

Given this reasonable approach to the problem, the reader may tend to trust Lomborg when he answers the question what is the optimum effort to combat global warming.

I wish a similar analysis would be applied to the Paris Accords, recently rejected by the US. This book was much needed for me. With a decidedly optimistic view of climate change, Lomborg does not believe that the future will be as gjorn as everyone claims these days and definitely not as quickly as popular research believes.

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But his point is that advanced countries have been dealing with the effects of global warming all along and will be able to continue to deal with whatever effects will be likely to occur in the future. Jam-packed but never disorienting, Cool It will definitely bmorn your head spinning. However, it does teach the problem with people who Lomborg’s case was very poorly argued.

Dec 01, Michael rated it it was amazing.

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