Bjorn Lomborg has a new book out. Cool It looks at GW from a few diferent angles. Lomborg does believe in GW and he does think that we are responsible, but he takes a remarkably different stand than most in the GW camp. He makes some interesting points about the effects of extreme temperature events, pointing out that we hear lots about a few thousand deaths from heat and nothing about the tens of thousands of people who die from exposure to cold. Europe experienced about 35,000 deaths during the 2003 heat wave, that's a large number. But compare it to 25,000 to 50,000 deaths per year in one country, Great Britain. Why do we hear nothing about these deaths? I guess if you die from the cold you aren't a statistic, only when you die from the heat is there any news to report.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Posted by John Nicklin on Thursday, August 23, 2007