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2010

Kicking off Bjørn Lomborg Month!

 

Welcome to Bjørn Lomborg Month at Cambridge University Press!  We’re excited to launch this interactive website, where you can find out all about one of the  most  controversial figures in the climate change debate today (and save 20% on your orders!).

Above all, though, we to hear what YOU think about the climate change debate!

Each week, we’ll be hosting either discussions on our blog or Twitter contests, and all participants are automatically entered to win in our weekly book giveaway.  For the last week, our grand prize winner will win not only a copy of Smart Solutions to Climate Change, but also 2 movie tickets to see Cool It, the new highly anticipated documentary coming out this fall.**

Discuss:  Climate Engineering

One of the key short term strategies that Bjørn Lomborg advocates is investing in climate engineering, which essentially works by either removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, or reflecting solar energy back out into space in order to lower global temperatures.  Some possibilities include:

  • Pumping sulphur into the atmosphere, thus mimicking the cooling effect of volcanic emissions
  • Building “synthetic trees” with special absorbents that scrub carbon dioxide from moving air
  • Launching space mirrors into orbit around the planet

However, as Lomborg himself says, studies have not yet proven that such methods work, and some science organizations have officially come out against climate engineering.

What do you think—are these solutions the future of the battle against climate change? Do you agree that climate engineering is both an environmental and cost-effective solution, or do you think it will only worsen global warming?  Post your response by midnight EST on October 11 for a chance to win a copy of the book!

Each week, we’ll be hosting either discussions on our blog or Twitter contests, and all participants are automatically entered to win in our weekly book giveaway.  For the last week, our grand prize winner will win not only a copy of Smart Solutions to Climate Change, but also 2 movie tickets to see Cool It, the new highly anticipated documentary coming out this fall. **

**Movie tickets will be available in New York, Los Angeles, and other select cities to be announced.

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