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Thursday, September 13, 2007

A Refreshing Look at Global Warming

A WSJ review of Bjorn Lomborgs new book "Cool It!" explains his rational analysis of global warming. Important read to counterbalance the hype!



Blogger Curt said...

From the review:

"Mr. Lomborg cites studies showing that by implementing Kyoto--at a cost of trillions of dollars--we might be able to achieve a 3% reduction in fluvial and coastal flooding damages. If we instead adopted smart flood policies--e.g., an end to public subsidies that encourage people to settle in flood plains, a shrewder use of levees--we could achieve a 91% reduction in damages at a fraction of the Kyoto cost."

If we assume his calculations are correct, it still begs the question of whether we will actually adopt "smart flood policies" (which will have political and economic costs) or just muddle along taking the damages as they come...

10:26 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Seems to me the Kyoto Protocol is just "muddling" along - because of us and a few others - so I guess you can choose your "muddle"!

I think we agree some action at some level is required. We need politicians who will forget the "politics" and, if they truly believe Kyoto is wrong, then start moving on suggestions like Mr. Lomborgs to anticipate problems if there is change from Global Warming - whatever the cause.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Curt said...

Yes, agreed, the first step is to see that some action makes sense, and then to propose solutions.

It is tough to find those kind of politicians though! I suspect that most politicians that try to take the 'high road' are under-appreciated during their time, and potentially forever even though they try to do the right thing.

7:00 PM  

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