Lomborg wants to approach the problem through a different lens, one he asserts is more centrist. He makes this film to reach more people regarding his assertions, and seeks to bring the debate to a new set of standards. The Skeptical Environmentalist shared his views regarding the film and the controversy that surrounds him.
Posted on June 13, by fgmarks The subject of global warming has evoked differing opinions among scientists and citizens on the proposition that human activity is causing dangerous warming of planet earth.
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. Global warming is considered by many to be the greatest problem facing mankind today. Bjorn Lomborg disagrees. In Cool it: the skeptical environmentalist's guide to global warming he argues that resources put into combatting global warming would be much better used for other things. However, I think his repeated statement that I'm sure he could substantiate (but does not) that the Al Gore solution will give us a half-degree of cooling by the end of .
It is said by proponents of that proposition that the science is settled, and that there is a consensus of scientists in favor of the proposition. Contrary to the assertion that the science is settled on this issue, there are numerous scientists who differ with the proposition.
The book explains why there is no merit to the claim of scientific consensus on the causes and consequences of climate change.
The authors rebut the surveys and studies used to support claims of a consensus. The Petition begins with the following statement: The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare of mankind.
Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the earth. Very few people are in a position to check personally on the accuracy of data advanced by scientists on any aspect of the debate.
Almost no one can independently measure global temperature changes, sea level rise, melting of ice in glaciers or at the North Pole or in Antarctica, etc.
Even if one could check on these things for oneself, given that there are so many conflicting explanations of the phenomena, how could one know what conclusions to draw? A comment of famed and garrulous baseball manager Casey Stengel could be helpful in this regard.
This brief essay posits that there are some important facts about climate that an individual could look up to shed some light on this contentious issue. Just a little knowledge of the geological, biological and anthropological history of planet earth would lead one to wonder about the idea that earth and its inhabitants are in danger from global warming caused by human activities.
For example, the following are facts anybody could look up and that nobody disputes.
Discovery of these facts is due to the continual accretion of knowledge in the physical and biological sciences. The earliest when the climate was extremely hot and the planet was molten and volcanic, without life of any kind The second when the planet cooled, water collected in the oceans and on land, and bacteria and early life forms appeared The third, starting about million years ago when the current climate of the earth developed and life as we know it now emerged There have been four ice ages affecting earth in the past three billion years.
Within ice ages, there have been periods of more severe glacial conditions and more temperate conditions, known as glacial periods and interglacial periods; in interglacial periods earth warms up but is still in an ice age. Currently, earth is in a period of interglacial warmth in the Pleistocene ice age, which is the most recent ice age.
The current interglacial warming period started about 11, years ago.
It is during this warming period that human civilization evolved to what we know today. During interglacial periods, glaciers retreat.
That has been happening since the end of the last period of glaciation 11, years ago. The current geological warming epoch is called the Holocene Epoch. It continues up to the present.
Since the beginning of the Holocene warming, about 11, years ago, the human population of the earth has grown from less than 15 million to around 7 billion. During the last 12, years there have been alternating periods of cooling and warming over periods ranging from thousands of years to decades.
During a period known as the Holocene maximum, from about 9, years ago to about 5, years ago, temperatures on earth were warmer than at present.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 .
Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming will further enhance Lomborg’s reputation for global analysis and thoughtful response. For anyone who wants an overview of the global warming debate from an objective source, this brief text is a perfect place to feelthefish.coms: Bjørn Lomborg in his own words: "This chapter accepts the reality of man-made global warming." The Skeptical Environmentalist, "Global warming is real and man-made.
It will have a serious. Cool It The Skeptical Environmentalists Guide to Global Warming by Bjorn Lomborg available in Hardcover on feelthefish.com, also read synopsis and reviews. Written by the author of The Skeptical Environmentalist, this groundbreaking book transforms the /5(2).
A startling book that reshapes the debate about global warming and offers a moderate approach to meeting its feelthefish.com Lomborg argues that many of the elaborate and expensive actions now being considered—the Kyoto Protocol, for example—have a staggering potential cost of hundreds of billions of dollars, but, ultimately, will have little impact on the world's temperature.4/5(10).
Paul Comrie-Thomson: Bjorn Lomborg discussing his most recent book Cool It: The Sceptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming, published in the UK .