The Skeptical Environmentalist

Author by : Bjørn Lomborg
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Challenges widely held beliefs regarding the current environmental situation, discussing why there is cause for optimism and the need to prioritize resources to address problems.


Cool It

Author by : Bjorn Lomborg
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Publisher by : Vintage
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Description : Argues that many of the elaborate actions being considered to stop global warming are too costly and will have little impact, and suggests that society's focus should be on such immediate concerns as fighting HIV/AIDS and maintaining a fresh water supply.


Cool It

Author by : Bjørn Lomborg
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Publisher by : Marshall Cavendish Editions
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Description : 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 scaremongering 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 are 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.


Welafre Growth And Environment

Author by : Felix R. FitzRoy
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The Lomborg Deception

Author by : Howard Friel
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Publisher by : Yale University Press
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Description : In this major assessment of leading climate-change skeptic Bjørn Lomborg, Howard Friel meticulously deconstructs the Danish statistician’s claim that global warming is “no catastrophe” by exposing the systematic misrepresentations and partial accounting that are at the core of climate skepticism. His detailed analysis serves not only as a guide to reading the global warming skeptics, but also as a model for assessing the state of climate science. With attention to the complexities of climate-related phenomena across a range of areas—from Arctic sea ice to the Antarctic ice sheet—The Lomborg Deception also offers readers an enlightening review of some of today’s most urgent climate concerns. Friel’s book is the first to respond directly to Lomborg’s controversial research as published in The Skeptical Environmentalist (2001) and Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming (2007). His close reading of Lomborg’s textual claims and supporting footnotes reveals a lengthy list of findings that will rock climate skeptics and their allies in the government and news media, demonstrating that the published peer-reviewed climate science, as assessed mainly by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has had it mostly right—even if somewhat conservatively right—all along. Friel’s able defense of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth against Lomborg’s repeated attacks is by itself worth an attentive reading.


Welfare Growth And Environment

Author by : Felix FitzRoy
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Skeptical Environmentalist Debates Critics

Author by : Anonim
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Description : In the book, The Skeptical Environmentalist, Danish author, Bjørn Lomborg, accuses the environmental movement of making false claims about the state of the world. Earthbeat brings Bjørn Lomborg face to face with outspoken critics from three continents, in an extended debate. Transcript.


False Alarm

Author by : Bjorn Lomborg
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Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : The New York Times-bestselling "skeptical environmentalist" argues that panic over climate change is causing more harm than good Hurricanes batter our coasts. Wildfires rage across the American West. Glaciers collapse in the Artic. Politicians, activists, and the media espouse a common message: climate change is destroying the planet, and we must take drastic action immediately to stop it. Children panic about their future, and adults wonder if it is even ethical to bring new life into the world. Enough, argues bestselling author Bjorn Lomborg. Climate change is real, but it's not the apocalyptic threat that we've been told it is. Projections of Earth's imminent demise are based on bad science and even worse economics. In panic, world leaders have committed to wildly expensive but largely ineffective policies that hamper growth and crowd out more pressing investments in human capital, from immunization to education. False Alarm will convince you that everything you think about climate change is wrong -- and points the way toward making the world a vastly better, if slightly warmer, place for us all.


The Skeptical Environmentalist

Author by : Bjørn Lomborg
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : The Skeptical Environmentalist challenges widely held beliefs that the environmental situation is getting worse and worse. The author, himself a former member of Greenpeace, is critical of the way in which many environmental organisations make selective and misleading use of the scientific evidence. Using the best available statistical information from internationally recognised research institutes, Bjørn Lomborg systematically examines a range of major environmental problems that feature prominently in headline news across the world. His arguments are presented in non-technical, accessible language and are carefully backed up by over 2500 footnotes allowing readers to check sources for themselves. Concluding that there are more reasons for optimism than pessimism, Bjørn Lomborg stresses the need for clear-headed prioritisation of resources to tackle real, not imagined problems. The Skeptical Environmentalist offers readers a non-partisan stocktaking exercise that serves as a useful corrective to the more alarmist accounts favoured by campaign groups and the media.


The Skeptical Environmentalist

Author by : Bjorn Lomborg
Languange : en
Publisher by : Turtleback
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Description : Challenges widely held beliefs regarding the current environmental situation, discussing why there is cause for optimism and the need to prioritize resources to address problems.


Futurology Books

Author by : Source Wikipedia
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Publisher by : University-Press.org
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Description : Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (books not included). Pages: 58. Chapters: The Communist Manifesto, Brave New World, The Skeptical Environmentalist, The Population Bomb, The Limits to Growth, The Age of Spiritual Machines, The Transparent Society, The Singularity Is Near, The World Without Us, Democracy and the Common Wealth, Critical Path, The Third Wave, Internet church, 2081: A Hopeful View of the Human Future, The Keys to the White House, The Millennial Project: Colonizing the Galaxy in Eight Easy Steps, Future Shock, Our Final Hour, The Improving State of the World, The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050, Dark Age Ahead, Engines of Creation, Famine 1975! America's Decision: Who Will Survive?, Summa Technologiae, Revolutionary Wealth, Sustainagility, The Next Fifty Years: Science in the First Half of the Twenty-First Century, The Coming Global Superstorm, Your Spaceflight Manual, Adam's Curse, The Keys of This Blood, Futurewise, The Coming Generational Storm, A Short History of the Future, False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism, Nine Chains to the Moon, Hacking Matter, The Age of Intelligent Machines, Metaman, Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition: Science Slightly over the Edge, Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century.


Science And Public Policy

Author by : Aynsley J. Kellow
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edward Elgar Publishing
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Description : Argues that the virtual nature of much environmental science and the application of non-science principles such as the precautionary principle facilitate the virtuous corruption of environmental science. This book illustrates that the problem is widespread than this area alone would suggest and is common in the important field of climate science.


You Re Nose Is In My Crotch And Other Things You Shouldn T Know About The Skeptical Environmentalist

Author by : Christian Arling
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Publisher by : Lennex
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Description : In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.


Environmental Skepticism

Author by : Source Wikipedia
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Description : Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 159. Chapters: Rush Limbaugh, The Skeptical Environmentalist, Harrison Schmitt, Nigel Lawson, Dana Rohrabacher, Fred Singer, Michael Crichton, Frederick Seitz, Climatic Research Unit email controversy, Glenn Beck, David Icke, Climatic Research Unit documents, Jim Inhofe, Vaclav Klaus, Climate change denial, Richard Lindzen, Criticism of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, Jose Maria Aznar, List of scientists opposing the mainstream scientific assessment of global warming, Heaven and Earth, David Deming, Ian Plimer, George Will, Matt Drudge, Sammy Wilson, Sean Hannity, The Real Global Warming Disaster, Penn & Teller: Bullshit , Wise use, David Bellamy, Ken Ring, Roy Spencer, Martin Durkin, John Christy, Patrick Michaels, The Hockey Stick Illusion, Criticism of the Kyoto Protocol, The Deniers, Steven F. Hayward, Myron Ebell, John McCarthy, Willie Soon, Moon Griffon, Sallie Baliunas, Philip Stott, An Appeal to Reason, David Legates, Nir Shaviv, Arthur B. Robinson, Bob Lutz, William M. Gray, Syun-Ichi Akasofu, James Delingpole, Jan Veizer, Claude Allegre, Nicola Scafetta, Marcel Leroux, Indur M. Goklany, Harold Lewis, Antonino Zichichi, Khabibullo Abdusamatov, Augie Auer, Ross McKitrick, Ron Arnold, William Happer, Chris de Freitas, Robert Balling, Dominic Lawson, Sherwood B. Idso, George V. Chilingar, Christopher C. Horner, Don Easterbrook, An Inconvenient Book, Petr Chylek, Reid Bryson, Ian Clark, Hendrik Tennekes, Craig D. Idso, David Douglass, Tom Harris, William Kininmonth, Tad Murty, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming:, Yoshiko Sakurai, Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen, Cliff Ollier, Tom Segalstad


Bjorn Lomborg Scientific American And Animal Rights

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Description : Brian Carnell presents his article "Bjorn Lomborg, 'Scientific American, ' and Animal Rights" as part of Skepticism. Net. Carnell highlights the negative coverage by "Scientific American" of the book "The Skeptical Environmentalist." The book, written by Dutch political scientist Bjorn Lomborg (1965- ), challenges the idea that the global environment is getting worse.


Solutions For The World S Biggest Problems

Author by : Bjørn Lomborg
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : The world has many pressing problems. Thanks to the efforts of governments, NGOs, and individual activists there is no shortage of ideas for resolving them. However, even if all governments were willing to spend more money on solving the problems, we cannot do it all at once. We have to prioritize; and in order to do this we need a better sense of the costs and benefits of each 'solution'. This book offers a rigorous overview of twenty-three of the world's biggest problems relating to the environment, governance, economics, and health and population. Leading economists provide a short survey of the analysis and sketch out policy solutions for which they provide cost-benefit ratios. A unique feature is the provision of freely downloadable software which allows readers to make their own cost-benefit calculations for spending money to make the world a better place.


Smart Solutions To Climate Change

Author by : Bjørn Lomborg
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : The failure of the Copenhagen climate conference in December 2009 revealed major flaws in the way the world's policy makers have attempted to prevent dangerous levels of increases in global temperatures. The expert authors in this specially commissioned collection focus on the likely costs and benefits of a very wide range of policy options, including geo-engineering, mitigation of CO2, methane and 'black carbon', expanding forest, research and development of low-carbon energy and encouraging green technology transfer. For each policy, authors outline all of the costs, benefits and likely outcomes, in fully referenced, clearly presented chapters accompanied by shorter, critical alternative perspectives. To further stimulate debate, a panel of economists, including three Nobel laureates, evaluate and rank the attractiveness of the policies. This authoritative and thought-provoking book will challenge readers to form their own conclusions about the best ways to respond to global warming.


Skeptical Environmentalism

Author by : Robert Kirkman
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Publisher by : Indiana University Press
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Description : In Skeptical Environmentalism, Robert Kirkman raises doubts about the speculative tendencies elaborated in environmental ethics, deep ecology, social ecology, postmodern ecology, ecofeminism, and environmental pragmatism. Drawing on skeptical principles introduced by David Hume, Kirkman takes issue with key tenets of speculative environmentalism, namely that the natural world is fundamentally relational, that humans have a moral obligation to protect the order of nature, and that understanding the relationship between nature and humankind holds the key to solving the environmental crisis. Engaging the work of Kant, Hegel, Descartes, Rousseau, and Heidegger, among others, Kirkman reveals the relational worldview as an unreliable basis for knowledge and truth claims, and, more dangerously, as harmful to the intellectual sources from which it takes inspiration. Exploring such themes as the way knowledge about nature is formulated, what characterizes an ecological worldview, how environmental worldviews become established, and how we find our place in nature, Skeptical Environmentalism advocates a shift away from the philosopher's privileged position as truth seeker toward a more practical thinking that balances conflicts between values and worldviews.


Global Crises Global Solutions

Author by : Bjørn Lomborg
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : A timely collection of arguments and data for prioritizing responses to some of the most serious problems facing the world, such as climate change, communicable diseases, and financial instability, features contributions by economists from around the world. Simultaneous.


Prioritizing Development

Author by : Bjorn Lomborg
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : An analysis of the UN's development targets up until 2030, and the case for prioritizing the most powerful investment areas.


Critical Political Ecology

Author by : Timothy Forsyth
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Critical Political Ecology brings political debate to the science of ecology. As political controversies multiply over the science underlying environmental debates, there is an increasing need to understand the relationship between environmental science and politics. In this timely and wide-ranging volume, Tim Forsyth uses an innovative approach to apply political analysis to ecology, and demonstrates how more politicised approaches to science can be used in environmental decision-making. Critical Political Ecology examines: *how social and political factors frame environmental science, and how science in turn shapes politics *how new thinking in philosophy and sociology of science can provide fresh insights into the biophysical causes and impacts of environmental problems *how policy and decision-makers can acknowledge the political influences on science and achieve more effective public participation and governance.


How Much Have Global Problems Cost The World

Author by : Bjørn Lomborg
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Bjorn Lomborg invites leading economists to provide an innovative 150-year view of humanity's biggest challenges, measured in economic terms."


Litany And The Heretic

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Description : Jim Thornton presents the article "The Litany and the Heretic," as part of iGreens. The article notes that the book "The Skeptical Environmentalist" has created controversy. The book, written by Danish political scientist Bjorn Lomborg (1965- ), uses statistical data to assess environmental indicators. Lomborg finds that some indicators show signs of improvement.


Environment Media And Communication

Author by : Anders Hansen
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Communication about ‘the environment’ in and through a broad array of news, advertising, art and entertainment media is one of the major sources of public and political understanding of definitions, issues and problems associated with the environment. Environment, Media and Communication examines the social, cultural and political roles of the media as a public arena for images, representations, definitions and controversy regarding the environment. The book starts by discussing and outlining a framework for analyzing media and communication roles in the emergence of the environment and environmental problems as issues for public and political concern. It proceeds to examine who and what drives the public agenda on environmental issues, addressing questions about how governments, scientists, experts, pressure groups and other stakeholders have sought to use traditional as well as newer media for promoting their definitions of the key issues. The media are not merely an open public arena or stage, but rather themselves a key gate-keeper and influence in the process of communicating about the environment: the role of news values, organizational arrangements and professional practices, are thus examined next. Recognizing the importance of wider popular culture narratives to public understanding and communication about the environment and nature, the book proceeds with a discussion of the messages and moral tales communicated about the environment, science and nature in a range of media, including film and advertising media. It shows how this wider context provides important clues to understanding the successes and failures of selected environmental issues or campaigns. The book finishes with an examination of the key approaches and models used for understanding how the media influence and interact with public opinion and political decision-making on environmental issues. Offering a comprehensive introduction to theoretical approaches and models for the study of media and communication roles regarding the environment, and drawing on empirical research evidence and examples from Europe, America, Australia and Asia, the book will be of interest to students in media/communication studies, geography, environmental studies, political science and sociology as wll as to environmental professionals and activists.


Latin American Development Priorities

Author by : Bjørn Lomborg
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have achieved considerable economic growth, yet the region still faces many seemingly intractable problems. The conventional wisdom in development agencies - that prioritization is impossible and that everything must be done - is simply not effective. Latin American Development Priorities shows how limited resources could be used for the greatest benefit of the Latin American and Caribbean region. A panel of economists met over three days in San José to review proposals to tackle the ten most important challenges, which emerged from a survey by the Inter-American Development Bank. The expert panel was asked a question which appears simple but is actually very difficult to answer: What should Latin American governments do with an additional nominal $10 billion? Hard choices are needed if Latin America's problems are to be tackled effectively. This book provides the means to make those choices as objectively as possible.


How To Spend 50 Billion To Make The World A Better Place

Author by : Bjørn Lomborg
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Edited by Bjørn Lomborg, this abridged version of the highly acclaimed Global Crises, Global Solutions provides a serious yet accessible springboard for debate and discussion on the world's most serious problems, and what we can do to solve them. In a world fraught with problems and challenges, we need to gauge how to achieve the greatest good with our money. This unique book provides a rich set of dialogs examining ten of the most serious challenges facing the world today: climate change, the spread of communicable diseases, conflicts and arms proliferation, access to education, financial instability, governance and corruption, malnutrition and hunger, migration, sanitation and access to clean water, and subsidies and trade barriers. Each problem is introduced by a world-renowned expert who defines the scale of the issue and examines a range of policy options.


Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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