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Hot air: Goodstein squelches global warming skeptics

August 30, 2007

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    Professor of Economics Eban Goodstein

(Portland, Ore.)—When it comes to global warming, ignorance is not bliss—it’s irresponsible and it’s dangerous. From that perspective, a recent book review penned by Eban Goodstein, Focus the Nation project director and professor of economics, confronts not only skeptical environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg, author of “Cool It,” but all global warming doubters. Wielding his expertise on the economic effects of global climate change, Goodstein deflects Lomborg’s assertion that global warming is essentially tolerable and condemns his failure “to grapple with the real economic rationale for cutting carbon now: to buy insurance against the possibility of catastrophic outcomes.” Read Goodstein’s full article at Salon.com.

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