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    Top Climate Skeptic Reverses Course, Now Urges Bold Action

    Top Climate Skeptic Reverses Course, Now Urges Bold Action | Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit


    (Also reported on by MC O’Connor here) Bjørn Lomborg may not be a household name around here, but that’s through no fault of his. In November 2001, this Danish environmental author and economics professor was selected “Global Leader for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum. Lomborg was selected as one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2004. In June 2002, Business Week named Lomborg one of the “50 Stars of Europe” in the Agenda Setters category. The magazine noted, “No matter what they think of his views, nobody denies that Bjørn Lomborg has shaken the environmental movement to its core.”

    Controversy may as well have been his middle name, especially after his book The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World came out in 2001. The book was critical of the Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World report “for using short-term trends to predict disastrous consequences, in cases where long-term trends would not support the same conclusions.”

    He was particularly outspoken on the subject of global warming whose importance he felt was being overstated. In the book’s introduction he writes, “Global warming, though its size and future projections are rather unrealistically pessimistic, is almost certainly taking place, but the typical cure of early and radical fossil fuel cutbacks is way worse than the original affliction, and moreover its total impact will not pose a devastating problem for our future.”

    However, Lomborg has a new book entitled Smart Solutions to Climate Change: Comparing Costs and Benefits in which he proposes an aggressive $100 billion annual fund specifically targeting global warming solutions such as the familiar list of renewables such as wind, wave, and solar as well as nuclear power and a number of more controversial geo-engineering approaches like cloud whitening, which, it has been suggested, might reflect a larger portion of the sun’s heat back into space than ordinary clouds.
    I can already see the replies to this:

    - He's part of the hoax
    - He's a convert to the 'religion' of global warming
    - He's getting paid to switch sides

    ... We'll have to see how the story develops.
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    Re: Top Climate Skeptic Reverses Course, Now Urges Bold Action

    We all know where this debate is going.

    Generations from now will curse us for not acting on this problem.

    But GW Deniers ravaging this thread in 5... 4... 3...
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    Re: Top Climate Skeptic Reverses Course, Now Urges Bold Action

    The cult of GW has been debunked....The debate is over.


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    Re: Top Climate Skeptic Reverses Course, Now Urges Bold Action

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    The cult of GW has been debunked....The debate is over.


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    Thank you for enlightening us. What evidence do you have to support your rediculous assumption that the world is not changing, the ice caps are not melting and that the Earth is getting warmer based on trillions of studies... or because you say so?

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    Re: Top Climate Skeptic Reverses Course, Now Urges Bold Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    We all know where this debate is going.

    Generations from now will curse us for not acting on this problem.

    But GW Deniers ravaging this thread in 5... 4... 3...
    Looks like you were not even able to finish your countdown before the deniers started hitting the thread. LOL.
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    Re: Top Climate Skeptic Reverses Course, Now Urges Bold Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Thank you for enlightening us. What evidence do you have to support your rediculous assumption that the world is not changing, the ice caps are not melting and that the Earth is getting warmer based on trillions of studies... or because you say so?

    Jet Pack.

    **Sigh** Do I really have to make you look foolish and reprint all the things said in, oh, I don't know the hundreds of GW threads debunking the theory and ignored by the faithful followers of the Lord God Gore?

    I assume you have the search function on your computer, Look it up.


    Now "Jet Pack" your arse oughta here.....


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    Re: Top Climate Skeptic Reverses Course, Now Urges Bold Action

    Most of you should be familiar with the fraudulent e-mails issue that surfaced, which the main stream International / US M/P have "NOT" investigated in any great detail.
    You must of all heard ad nauseum Al Gores screaming rants about Global Warming"
    But how many of you are aware Gore stood or stands to make Billions on of Global Warming? He has invested in over two dozen companies that stand to benefit from Global Warming actions.
    Gore left the Vice Presidency with 1.5 million in assets. He is now worth over 100 million. Do any of you remember Clintons transfer of high tech Missile & Communication technology? Gore was involved in that & post VP got involved in Sweetheart Communication deals that netted him many millions. He now owns a TV station and investments in related tech.
    QUESTION - How many of you are familiar with 31,000 Scientists signing a Petition "AGAINST" the Global Warming Hysteria?
    How many of you know that the ice on Mars and some of the Moons of Jupiter and Saturn also have seen melting?
    The amount of CO2 from man is about 3% of the total CO2 generated naturally.
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    Re: Top Climate Skeptic Reverses Course, Now Urges Bold Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
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    I can already see the replies to this:

    - He's part of the hoax
    - He's a convert to the 'religion' of global warming
    - He's getting paid to switch sides

    ... We'll have to see how the story develops.
    No he IS a hack and always has been. He was discredited long ago in Denmark. I wonder if the Kock brothers stopped paying him or something since he changed his mind..

    But was embraced by the US right anti-global warming people as some sort of hero and truth teller.

    Gets out the popcorn to watch the anti-global warming people start to eat one of its own.

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    Re: Top Climate Skeptic Reverses Course, Now Urges Bold Action

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    The cult of GW has been debunked....The debate is over.


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    I like to follow the money on things like man made GW
    The way some posters here are so adament to prove it's real, I wonder how many have a vested interest.
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    Re: Top Climate Skeptic Reverses Course, Now Urges Bold Action

    The thing about bjorn, and I feel it's being misrepresented by the media, is that he was already a believer in man-made global warming. He just disagreed with the rest of his movement about how big and quick an impact it would have and the size of the response that would be necessary.

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