Cool it: The sceptical environmentalist's guide to global warming

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Global warming has become one of the permanent concerns of our time, with ever stronger calls to combat it via drastic programs, like the Kyoto Protocol. In this highly controversial book, Bjorn Lomborg (author of the bestselling The Skeptical Environmentalist) claims that the arguments for such action are little more than scare mongering and exposes this wide range of disinformation. Global warming is happening. It s a serious and important problem and we need to deal with it in a responsible way. But in order to do so effectively, Lomborg argues we need to look at the cost and benefits of the proposed measures against global warming. He demonstrates that drastic, here-and-now measures is the worst way to spend our money. Climate change is a 100-year problem we should not try to fix it in 10 years. This important book explodes myths and places the global warming debate into a broader view.

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"Far more convincing than "An Inconvenient Truth.""
--"The Financial Post"
"Brimming with useful facts and common sense. . . . [Lomborg's] analysis is smart and refreshing, and it may bridge at least one divide in our too divided culture."
--"The Wall Street Journal"
"Enlightening, eye-opening, brain-nourishing stuff!"
--"Los Angeles Times"
"A reasoned addition to the debate about what to do about climate change. . . . Sure to provoke much controversy."
--"Esquire"
"Bjorn Lomborg is the best-informed and most humane advocate for environmental change in the world today. . . . [He] and "Cool It" are our best guides to our shared environmental future."
--Michael Crichton
"[A] calm, civil, even-handed analysis. ["Cool It"] is suffused with concern for socially beneficial priorities and for practical steps to do good. . . . It provides some badly needed balance."
--"Financial Times"

Far more convincing than "An Inconvenient Truth."
"The Financial Post"
Brimming with useful facts and common sense. . . . [Lomborg's] analysis is smart and refreshing, and it may bridge at least one divide in our too divided culture.
"The Wall Street Journal"
Enlightening, eye-opening, brain-nourishing stuff!
"Los Angeles Times"
A reasoned addition to the debate about what to do about climate change. . . . Sure to provoke much controversy.
"Esquire"
Bjorn Lomborg is the best-informed and most humane advocate for environmental change in the world today. . . . [He] and "Cool It" are our best guides to our shared environmental future.
Michael Crichton
[A] calm, civil, even-handed analysis. ["Cool It"] is suffused with concern for socially beneficial priorities and for practical steps to do good. . . . It provides some badly needed balance.
"Financial Times""

Far more convincing than An Inconvenient Truth.
The Financial Post
Brimming with useful facts and common sense. . . . [Lomborg's] analysis is smart and refreshing, and it may bridge at least one divide in our too divided culture.
The Wall Street Journal
Enlightening, eye-opening, brain-nourishing stuff!
Los Angeles Times
A reasoned addition to the debate about what to do about climate change. . . . Sure to provoke much controversy.
Esquire
Bjorn Lomborg is the best-informed and most humane advocate for environmental change in the world today. . . . [He] and Cool It are our best guides to our shared environmental future.
Michael Crichton
[A] calm, civil, even-handed analysis. [Cool It] is suffused with concern for socially beneficial priorities and for practical steps to do good. . . . It provides some badly needed balance.
Financial Times

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"Far more convincing than An Inconvenient Truth."
--The Financial Post

"Brimming with useful facts and common sense. . . . [Lomborg's] analysis is smart and refreshing, and it may bridge at least one divide in our too divided culture."
--The Wall Street Journal

"Enlightening, eye-opening, brain-nourishing stuff!"
--Los Angeles Times

"A reasoned addition to the debate about what to do about climate change. . . . Sure to provoke much controversy."
--Esquire

"Bjorn Lomborg is the best-informed and most humane advocate for environmental change in the world today. . . . [He] and Cool It are our best guides to our shared environmental future."
--Michael Crichton

"[A] calm, civil, even-handed analysis. [Cool It] is suffused with concern for socially beneficial priorities and for practical steps to do good. . . . It provides some badly needed balance."
--Financial Times

About the Author:

Bjorn Lomborg was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2004. Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines listed him as the world s 14th most influential intellectual in 2005. He is the author of the bestselling The Skeptical Environmentalist (CUP, 2001) which sold over 100,000 copies worldwide and regularly appears in the media. He lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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