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GAME CHANGER vs COOL IT

Unread postby phaster » Sun 17 Jul 2011, 19:58:41

Just listened to a podcast "Game Changer"

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-a ... me-changer

where: A professor in Pennsylvania makes a calculation, to discover that his state is sitting atop a massive reserve of natural gas—enough to revolutionize how America gets its energy. But another professor in Pennsylvania does a different calculation and reaches a troubling conclusion: that getting natural gas out of the ground poses a risk to public health. Two men, two calculations, and two very different consequences.

anyway a few weeks ago I used netflix to watch "Cool It"

where: Cool It is based upon the book of the same name and lectures by Bjorn Lomborg, the controversial author of The Skeptical Environmentalist. Award-winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner travels the world with Lomborg exploring the real facts and true science of global warming and its impact. Lomborg is the founder and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, a globally respected think tank that brings together the world’s leading economists to prioritize major global problems – among them malaria, the lack of potable water and HIV/AIDS – based upon a cost/benefit analysis of available solutions. Amidst the strong and polarized opinions within the global warming debate, Cool It follows Lomborg on his mission to bring the smartest solutions to climate change, environmental pollution, and other major problems in the world.

For more information about Bjorn Lombog and the Copenhagen Consensus, a think-tank based in Denmark that tells governments and philanthropists about the best ways to spend aid and development money, visit:


http://www.copenhagenconsensus.com

http://fixtheclimate.com

anyway given the current state of the global economy, concerns about "peak oil" and "climate change," etc. just wondering if if you where to make up an ordered list of issues to problems to address, how would you rank (in order) items to be addressed? Also wondering what you think of Bjorn Lomborg's economic method to approaching the problem?
I'm 100% sure that unsustainable conspicuous consumption & economic mismanagement will result with a proverbial hell on earth! But the damage can be reversed if we acknowledge the problem, then use the scientific method to fix the problem.
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Re: GAME CHANGER vs COOL IT

Unread postby Lore » Sun 17 Jul 2011, 22:06:05

Bjorn Lombog is pretty much an outsider in both camps of the argument. A sneaky subset of a denier, known as a delayer, and savaged by the deniers as person that believes in AGW.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
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