Friday, September 3, 2010

Climate Skeptic Lomborg’s New Tune?

Do you think Huntsville a place so tied into motorized vehicles will listen? Well if cancer,obesity or their daily commute doesn't why would this.

The U.K.’s Guardian reports today that the world’s most prominent climate skeptic, Bjorn Lomborg, has taken an “apparent U-turn” and is now calling for addressing human-induced climate change on a massive scale. Lomborg spoke recently with On Point, in a show about summer heat waves and their relation to climate change. (Listen back to the full show - Lomborg is in the final segment.)
Whether or not Lomborg is indeed singing a totally new tune is sure to be debated, despite blogosphere headlines already trumpeting the “U-turn.” (Huffington Post: “Now I’m a Believer.”)
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Lomborg says climate change is “undoubtedly one of the chief concerns facing the world today” and “a challenge humanity must confront,” theGuardian reports. For his part, Lomborg denies that his latest comments represent a total about-face. However, he now reportedly advocates spending perhaps $100 billion a year to address the problem — and that figure is sure to raise eyebrows.