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Lomborg on Gore

Posted By Don Boudreaux On October 14, 2007 @ 9:46 am In Environment | Comments Disabled

Here’s Bjorn Lomborg [1], writing in yesterday’s Boston Globe, on Al Gore’s Nobel Prize.  Below are the first three paragraphs:

THIS YEAR’S Nobel Peace Prize justly rewards the thousands of
scientists of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change. These scientists are engaged in excellent, painstaking work
that establishes exactly what the world should expect from climate
change.

The other award winner, former US vice president Al Gore, has spent
much more time telling us what to fear. While the IPCC’s estimates and
conclusions are grounded in careful study, Gore doesn’t seem to be
similarly restrained.

Gore told the world in his Academy Award-winning movie to expect
20-foot sea-level rises over this century. He ignores the findings of
his Nobel co-winners, who conclude that sea levels will rise between
only a half-foot and two feet over this century, with their best
expectation being about one foot. That’s similar to what the world
experienced over the past 150 years

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