[lbo-talk] more 'cool it'

Gar Lipow gar.lipow at gmail.com
Mon Dec 26 16:17:47 PST 2011

On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 7:10 AM, Andy <andy274 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 1:44 AM, Gar Lipow <gar.lipow at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Whats more, the science since then shows the situation to be much
>> worse that we thought at the time. We are seeing feedbacks today that
>> were not officially expected at the time - though you can find many
>> climate scientists who thought even then that the slow consensus
>> process of the IPCC was drastically underestimating the danger.  And
>> apparently they were right.
> I've never paid much attention to Lomborg, mostly since most of the
> people who would know say he misrepresents the state of the physical
> science.  On the economic side, he seems to fall into that category of
> being concerned about the plight of poor Africans precisely as long as
> it takes to attack environmental policy.

Yeah, but Martin asked. Martin is a person of good will and not stupid. He got fooled, as any of us can in areas outside our expertise. So it was worth pointing him to more information. And Lomborgs lies are out there, and plausible to anyone who stumbles on them without knowing much on the subject. They are zombie lies that have to be killed again whenever they stand up. One of the powers great liars have is the power to waste our time on every occasion they manage to fool well meaning honest people.

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