Bjorn Lomborg is the author of the book ‘The Skeptical Environmentalist‘, this is an seminal work and I recommend it to everyone. Lomborg is meticulous and backs up each claim carefully both with tables and graphs as well as multiple citations to a host of sources. His work has survived multiple reviews from decided hostile sources. The book provides over a 100 pages of both web links as well as book references in its bibliography. Many of these links are to the U.N. documents of the source studies regarding Global Warming Studies, Poverty, Energy etc. Regardless of what you think of Lomborg’s conclusions, his book can at least provide you with sources from which to from your opinion.
The following presentation was made by Lomborg at a TED conference. TED stands for Technology-Entertainment-Design, it has hosted both Lomborg and Gore and each has made his point at the conference. Among the scores of other speakers are Steve Jobs, Burt Rutan, and Stephan Hawking, some of the entertainers invited are Yo Yo Ma and Bono. The conferences are annual, and the talks cover everything from education to the state of African economies to the technology behind the Wii system.
Interestingly, Lomborg has asked Gore to debate Global Warming, Gore has declined, which is both a shame, for the public would benefit from such a debate, and cowardly on Gore’s part.
The left is using this issue as an anvil on which to hammer away our freedoms. This is an issue about government control over our lives, not human survival. Is global warming a problem? Possibly. There are anecdotal stories to support both sides of this argument. Overall global temperatures are falling this year. Still, currently the evidence does point to a warming trend.
The weather varies from year to year (big surprise!), only 20 years ago the threat of Global Cooling was the bogey man. Is Global warming caused by man? Possibly. However with other planets in the solar system warming up one can then wonder what is the effect of the Sun on our weather.
According to the U.N. report the sea level will rise but the change is inches (0.17 m/4.3 in), not feet as claimed by Gore. Is global warming our biggest problem? No, we have bigger fish to fry.
Hat Tip to Suburbanite for reminding me.