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Cool it! The skeptical environmentalist's guide to global warning

Author: Lomborg, Björn Publisher: Marshall Cavendish, 2007.Language: EnglishDescription: 353 p. : Graphs ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0462099121Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Cool It The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming Contents List of figures List of tables Preface Acknowledgments 1 Polar bears: canaries in the cage? The debate encapsulated: polar bears going extinct The argument in a nutshell 2 It is getting hotter: the short story Global warming: the basics Global warming: increasing temperatures Heat deaths -- way of the future? Death in Europe How will we cope with more heat? Heat cities Cutting carbon to do good -- maybe Cost of cutting carbon q Cutting emissions and making money Costs and benefits -- the value of a ton of CO2 Costs and benefits of climate action Effects of a hotter world Global warming is not the only issue Our generational mission q Doing it all Better strategies v ix xi xiii 1 1 5 9 9 10 13 16 18 20 24 29 32 34 37 44 48 56 58 60 3 Global warming: our many worries Long history: CO2 and temperature Recent history: CO2, temperature and glaciers Rising sea levels q Penguins in danger? Extreme weather, extreme hype Flooding rivers q Tornadoes, hail, lightning, etc. A new ice age over Europe? More illness: malaria in Vermont? More heat means more starvation? Water shortages Poor, but from global warming or bad policies? 4 The politics of global warming What can we do with the climate knob? What we should do instead: increase in RandD Instead of smart solutions we get scared witless q Past bad news The economics: the loss of a sensible dialogue The science: the loss of a sensible dialogue The politics: the loss of a sensible dialogue q Maybe global warming is not all about fixing it 5 Conclusion: making our top priorities cool Time for a sensible dialogue q The precautionary principle cuts both ways Making best things cool Notes Bibliography Index 63 63 68 74 86 94 108 113 117 126 142 148 157 165 165 168 178 179 190 197 201 203 209 209 216 220 229 281 345

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