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    Noted anti-global-warming scientist reverses course


    By Brett Michael Dykes brett Michael Dykes – Tue Aug 31, 2:17 pm ET

    With scientific data piling up showing that the world has reached its hottest-ever point in recorded history, global-warming skeptics are facing a high-profile defection from their ranks. Bjorn Lomborg, author of the influential tract "The Skeptical Environmentalist," has reversed course on the urgency of global warming, and is now calling for action on "a challenge humanity must confront."

    Lomborg, a Danish academic, had previously downplayed the risk of acute climate change. A former member of Greenpeace, he was a vocal critic of the Kyoto Protocol -- a global U.N. treaty to cut carbon emissions that the United States refused to ratify -- as well as numerous other environmental causes.

    "The Skeptical Environmentalist," published in 2001, argued that many key preoccupations of the environmental movement, including pollution control and biodiversity, were either overblown as threats or amenable to relatively simple technological fixes. Lomborg argued that the governments spending billions to curb carbon emissions would be better off diverting those resources to initiatives such as AIDS research, anti-malaria programs and other kinds of humanitarian aid.

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    Lomborg's essential argument was: Yes, global warming is real and human behavior is the main reason for it, but the world has far more important things to worry about.

    Oh, how times have changed.

    In a book to be published this year, Lomborg calls global warming "undoubtedly one of the chief concerns facing the world today" and calls for the world's governments to invest tens of billions of dollars annually to fight climate change.

    Lomborg's former foes in the environmental movement are so far unimpressed by news of his conversion. Calling him a "shrewd self-promoter," Grist.org's Jonathan Hiskes marveled at Lomborg's ability to "play the media" in simply "adopting a position already held by millions of sensible people." And Friends of the Earth climate campaigner Mike Childs told the U.K. Guardian, "It appears that the self-styled skeptical environmentalist is beginning to become less skeptical as he enters middle age."

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    Ahh, it's too late. Bout the only thing that might help is if you are willing to eliminate about 25 to 40% of the worlds population. Then you might have an impact.

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    Even he says he hasn't really shifted. He still thinks (rationally, some would argue), that our money is better spent fighting many other problems facing us. He also favors other types of R&D which would cost much less than carbon rationing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pal1800 View Post
    Ahh, it's too late. Bout the only thing that might help is if you are willing to eliminate about 25 to 40% of the worlds population. Then you might have an impact.
    didn't you just attack the Discovery Channel?
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    didn't you just attack the Discovery Channel?
    LOL...

    Ya know, I don't think I have ever agreed with Sean Hannity on anything, but I did like his sarcastic point about how the left should be blamed for that guy since Beck and Limbaugh get blamed for things crazy right extremists do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    Noted anti-global-warming scientist reverses course


    By Brett Michael Dykes brett Michael Dykes – Tue Aug 31, 2:17 pm ET

    With scientific data piling up showing that the world has reached its hottest-ever point in recorded history,...
    Um...no, 1997 was the hottest, this year has been warm but nowhere near 1997. La Nina has much to do with this:



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    Quote Originally Posted by pal1800 View Post
    Ahh, it's too late. Bout the only thing that might help is if you are willing to eliminate about 25 to 40% of the worlds population. Then you might have an impact.
    We'll start with the Muslims and then work our way through the other religions.
    Hey, they're all going to a better place right? Time to their money where their mouth is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    LOL...

    Ya know, I don't think I have ever agreed with Sean Hannity on anything, but I did like his sarcastic point about how the left should be blamed for that guy since Beck and Limbaugh get blamed for things crazy right extremists do...
    but you know, some of his beef was right from the tea party and beckapalooza rallies! Secure the borders? check. contain government corruption? check. prosecute financial misdeeds and greed? check.

    Yeah he had the wildlife preservation and wanted to help develop the third world as well as check overpopulation and pollution.

    Thus, I say he's a moderate.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    didn't you just attack the Discovery Channel?
    Good one! But, if you are really serious about stopping global warming as is defined by the scientists that truely believe it, then I say the earth's main problem is the number of people. Just sayin'. You can do all the other green bull shit, but it will probably have a minimal impact at best. So, basically, if GW is true, we are already too far gone. It's like tryin' to put the brakes on a super tanker and stop on a dime.

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    I guess the theory of a lot of people is "it will have very little impact so let's do nothing."

    So why vote? After all, you're just one of hundreds of thousands, it will have very little impact.
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