Cool It:
the skeptical environmentalists's guide to global warming

BY: BJORN LOMBORG

BJORN LOMBORG

BJorn Lomborg is a Danish author, professor at the Copenhagen Business School, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, and a former director of the Danish government's Environmental Assessment Institute. He became internationally known for his book, The Skeptical Environmentalist. In 2002 Lomborg along with the Environmental Assessment Institute founded the Copenhagen Consensus, a project-based conference where economists sought to establish priorities for advancing global welfare. Bjorn Lomborg released a film version of his book, Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming,  in November of 2010. Some other publications by Lomborg included: "Nucleus and Shield: Evolution of Social Structure in the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma", American Sociology Review, 1996, and How to Spend $50 Billion to Make the World a Better Place, 2006.

Connections

Text to Nature: This novel talks about how Global Warming is affecting the earth and how we can make a difference by just doing small things. The text can connect to Nature because the whole book is explaining how the earth will be affected if we keep doing things to harm it.  

Text to Self: The text can connect to my life by bringing awareness to me, so that I can contribute to making the world a better place and stopping Global Warming.

Text to Self: The text can also connect to my life by helping me have some knowledge about things that most people don't know, so that I can teach people about these things that are going on.

Theme

The theme of this book basically explained Lomborg's opinion and views on how Global Warming is being perceived and thought out to be in the world. He feels as though we are taking it way out of proportion and we should be focusing on the little things that can cause Global Warming and that cost less than the big, expensive things.

Mood

I feel that the mood of this novel was very argumentative and opinionated. He had very strong feelings when it came to how out country is dealing with certain social issues.

Its Getting Hotter: The Short Story

In chapter 2, BJorn explains how the projected warming associated with global warming and the implications it might have for mankind. He seems to want to conclude warming the planet a few degrees won't be a bad thing. He says that more people die from cold-related conditions than heat-related conditions. It is this reasonable to assume that hotter temperatures will effectively lower death rates.

Cool It; The Movie

My Opinion

I liked this book because it brought awareness to some very touchy subjects. Global Warming has been a growing epidemic for the last 50 years and this book explores all the outlets to preventing it. What I remember most about the book is his opinionated answers to certain problems and his rebuttals on other opinions out there.

Reccomendations

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes science and is interested in  different sciences and learning about the environment.