For nearly two decades now, people have been arguing about climate change and getting nowhere. Right-wingers argue that global warming is a hoax based on unsubstantiated science, while left-wingers insist that not only is it real but unless we spend everything we have and more trying to stop it, the world will end tomorrow.Okay, could be worse: less the Broderisms the guy is suggesting something be done, although Lomborg is not necessarily your go-to guy for suggestions. How much can he get away with?
To which I say, “Stop—you’re both wrong!”
This, in a nutshell, is the message of the new documentary about me and my work that opens nationwide on Nov. 12. It’s called “Cool It” and, yes, the title is meant to be clever. The idea is that we do need to cool down the planet, but in order to do it sensibly we first need to cool it ourselves. That is, we need to dispense with both the anti-scientific denialism and the Al Gore-ish fear-mongering. Instead, what we should be doing is facing facts—and responding to them not with rhetoric but with smarter, more rational policies.
The first fact we need to acknowledge is the reality of global warming. Like it or not, the data is abundantly clear that man-made greenhouse gases have been building up in the atmosphere for decades if not centuries, with the result that global temperatures are rising.This, by MonoPed, is the general response in comments:
"Like it or not, the data is abundantly clear..."
That may be an effective debate technique among the libtards of the world, but here in the real world, it means your argument doesn't hold water. Now go peddle your global warming hoax garbage over on HuffPo where the rest of the collectivist morons hang out.