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Global warming: why cut one 3,000th of a degree? September 30, 2008

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Global warming: why cut one 3,000th of a degree?

Bjorn Lomberg

Bjorn Lomberg

By Bjørn Lomborg

From The Times, September 30, 2008

Britain’s efforts to reduce the speed of global warming will cost huge sums of money and have a pitifully tiny effect.

Global warming is seen everywhere as one of the most important issues. From the EU to the G8, leaders trip over one another to affirm their commitment to cutting CO2 to heal the world. What they do not often acknowledge – in part because it would lose them support – is that the solutions proffered are incredibly costly and will end up doing amazingly little good, even in a century’s time. This is the truly inconvenient truth of the politics of global warming.