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Cool It

The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming
Narrated by: John McLain
Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Environment
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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.

©2019 Bjørn Lomborg (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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  • Terrence C. Watson
  • 26-09-19

2007 book

I just bought and started reading this book, so my ratings above are sure to change, most likely upward.
I am a bit of a fan of Mr. Lomborg, but I thought this would be a new book about a constantly evolving subject. I could find no publication date, but in the Amazon listing for the book, I discovered a publication date of 2007! That is at least 12 years ago, as I write this. I am very disappointed to realize that likely all the statistics used in this book are far out of date.
Maybe you can find the publication date for the book in the Audible listing. I could not.

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  • Stephen
  • 26-01-20

The practical approach to climate change.

An opening view of how we should be responding to climate change. The book is thoroughly researched covers all areas of the issue and how we can respond appropriately and effectively with the least amount of negative consequences.

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  • Turnthepage
  • 26-10-19

Essential reading to understand climate change

Written by an environmentalist who believes in man-made global warming this no nonsense book will enlighten all sides of the debate.