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Chapter One: Understanding the Costs of Climate Change

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Climate change is a problem that needs fixing, but exaggerations often distract from simple, cheaper, and smarter solutions. In fact, the data indicate the severity of climate change has reduced over time. While climate change will have a negative impact, it will be reasonably small on a global scale.

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Discussion Questions

  1. Why is climate change sensationalized by the media?
  2. Are you concerned about climate change? Share your views.

Additional Resources

  • Read Bjorn Lomborg’s book False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet. Available here.
  • Listen as Bjorn Lomborg discusses the costs and benefits of attacking climate change. Available here.
  • Read “Bjorn Lomborg Declares ‘False Alarm’ on Climate Hysteria.” Available here.