Cool It

The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming by Bjorn Lomborg
My review
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I tried to come into this book with an open mind, but I was probably skeptical of the skeptical environmentalist. I don’t know that I am too much less skeptical, but Bjorn Lomberg coolly dissects the carbon dioxide cutting arguments, deftly presenting what he describes as more humane alternatives. It’s hard to disagree with a lot of what he has to say. He thinks that the Kyoto treaty costs too much for the little good it does in the long run (especially since it takes a political commitment over several generations), and he is able to lay out ways in which we could take on global suffering more effectively and more cheaply. I may not be a convert to Mr. Lomberg’s camp, but I am probably going to be more skeptical the next time I hear a media report of a coming ice age and global devastation due to climate changes.
Next up is A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, which was recently mentioned on NPR and was also mentioned as a “Lost” allegory, so I decided to read it in anticipation of Lost’s imminent return.