Cool It by Bjorn Lomborg audiobook

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

By Bjorn Lomborg
Read by John McLain

Blackstone Publishing 9780307266927
6.24 Hours Unabridged
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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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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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A reasoned addition to the debate about what to do about climate change.” Esquire
Cool It is a highly valuable contribution to the climate-policy literature.” National Review
“Brimming with useful facts and common sense…[Lomborg presents] a calm analysis of what today’s best science tells us about global warming and its risks.” Wall Street Journal
“Bjorn Lomborg is the best-informed and most humane advocate for environmental change in the world today.” Michael Crichton

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Author Bio: Bjorn Lomborg

Author Bio: Bjorn Lomborg

Bjorn Lomborg is the author of The Skeptical Environmentalist. He was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time magazine in 2004 and has written for numerous publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and The Economist. He is presently an adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School, and in 2004 he started the Copenhagen Consensus, a conference of top economists who come together to prioritize the best solutions for the world’s greatest challenges.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 6.24
Audience: Adult
Language: English