The Skeptical Environmentalist and the Geography of Hope  

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George Strombolopolous interviewed Bjorn Lomborg Skeptical Environmentalist on the Hour.

In 2001, scientists said the ice in Greenland and the Arctic is melting so quickly, it may be gone by the end of the century. In 2006, the spotlight shone on Canada's north. Scientists discovered a huge chunk of ice broke away in the Arctic, off Ellesmere Island. In 2007, international scientists said the cost of reducing emissions is way less pricey than dealing with the damage of global warming. But not everyone agrees. Bjorn Lomborg is a 'skeptical environmentalist.' He says there are more pressing problems like AIDS, fresh water and poverty. He outlines it all in his book, 'Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming

His article Chill Out from the Washington Post

Some very interesting comments from smart people on the CBC website

Chris Turner
For one year, Chris Turner travelled the world, looking for people who were actually doing something about the environment. Chris went to Freiburg - aka Germany's 'solar city.' He found houses that produce more energy than they consume. Or how about in Bangkok, Thailand, bio-solar houses are all the rage there. Then, there's Findhorn, Scotland, it has the smallest eco-footprint of any community in the industrialized world. In fact, this place has something called a 'Living Machine.' In Phoenix, Arizona, Chris found a house made of recycled beers cans, some wine bottles and tires. The place is completely self sufficient. Chris chronicles his search of environmental innovations in his new book, 'The Geography of Hope'.

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