- However, many scientists do suspect that we are approaching, or have already passed, thresholds beyond which very severe consequences, such as destabilisation of the land-based polar ice caps and associated sea level rise of several metres, become unstoppable, irreversible or accelerate. Lomborg and Shellenberger both downplay these huge risks because they fatally undermine the fundamental basis for their lukewarmer ideology.
I was disappointed to see these books on the coffee tables of family members. They recommended I read it.
Mental gymnastics are a funny thing. If they were being brutally honest they would say "yes the climate is changing and lots of people are going to die but I don't think it's worth changing my/our behavior."
There's something fundamentally greasy about former environmentalists (if you could call them that) attacking activists as being alarmists somehow making money. Since when have environmental activists had much power in society, ever? We banned DDT, passed emissions laws, but it's not as if the bottom line of corporations have ever been substantially affected.