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Cool It The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming

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ISBN-10: 030738652X

ISBN-13: 9780307386526

Edition: 2007

Authors: Bj�rn Lomborg, Bjorn Lomborg

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A startling book that reshapes the debate about global warming and offers a moderate approach to meeting its challenges. Bjorn Lomborg argues that many of the elaborate and expensive actions now being consideredthe Kyoto Protocol, for examplehave a staggering potential cost of hundreds of billions of dollars, but, ultimately, will have little impact on the world's temperature. He suggests that rather than institutionalizing these programs to "cool" the earth's temperature 100 years from now, we should focus our resources on some of the world's most pressing immediate concerns, such as: fighting malaria and HIV/AIDS, and maintaining a safe, fresh water supply. And he considers why and how this debate has developed an atmosphere in which dissenters are immediately demonized.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated
Publication date: 8/12/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Evan Mawdsley is Professor of International History in the Department of History, University of Glasgow. His previous publications include The Russian Civil War (1983/2008), The Soviet Elite from Lenin to Gorbachev: The Central Committee and its Members, 1917-1991 (with Stephen White, 2000), The Stalin Years: The Soviet Union, 1929-1953 (2003) and Thunder in the East: The Nazi-Soviet War, 1941-1945 (2005).Bjirn Lomborg is Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School. He is the author of the controversial bestseller, The Skeptical Environmentalist (Cambridge, 2001), and was named as one of the most globally influential people by Time magazine in 2004.

Preface
Foreword
Polar Bears: Today's Canaries in the Coal Mine?
It's Getting Hotter: The Short Story
Global Warming: Our Many Worries
The Politics of Global Warming
Conclusion: Making Our Top Priorities Cool
Acknowledgments
Notes
Literature
Index