Comments on: Bjorn Lomborg: skeptic or too much an optimist? http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/09/04/bjorn-lomborg-skeptic-or-too-much-an-optimist/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: KenOfGeorgia http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/09/04/bjorn-lomborg-skeptic-or-too-much-an-optimist/comment-page-1/#comment-346052 Tue, 07 Sep 2010 15:00:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=18475#comment-346052 Actually, what’s hard to say is that Lomborg isn’t a sophist and a charlatan.

After years of disingenuously denying the climate crisis, he now has the arrogance to assert that he’s smarter than the people who were speaking the truth and who were way ahead of him on his understanding of the subject all along.

These are not original ideas: The debate over research vs. application of green tech has been raging for years among far more serious thinkers than Lomborg. Similarly, with geoengineering. And the preponderance of thought leads to the conclusion that it’s fundamental to start switching our industrial and transportation infrastructure now, and that geoengineering is far from the sure bet he laughably argues — it would be a last desperate and uncertain measure taken only after our fate has been set.

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