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Thread: Blatant #ClimateDenial has lost. The new conflict is whether #ClimateChange is a crisis requiring urgent social and #economic transformation, or something we can adapt to incrementally while carrying on with business as usual. 1/40
2/ A recent opinion piece by Bjorn Lomborg in the @globeandmail is representative of the 'business as usual argument'. Let's deconstruct it to see how this gets passed off as the pragmatic point of view, and why it's false.…
3/ The basic tactic is this: provide a few common-sense truths to gain the air of pragmatism and then feed us the story we're desperate to hear: that everything will be fine, that growth will outpace #ClimateDamages and life can carry on as usual.
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#Lomborg krijgt opnieuw 2 pagina's in @demorgen om twijfel te zaaien over het nut van klimaatbeleid. Draadje met de belangrijkste bezwaren. @jdceulaer @barteeckhout
De kern van Lomborgs redenering is nogal paradoxaal: de klimaatopwarming afremmen zal niet lukken, ook niet met het klimaatakkoord van Parijs, maar dat is ook niet zo erg. De mens kan zich aanpassen aan de opwarming.
Hij haalt ter staving z'n fel bekritiseerde studie aan: die komt tot minieme resultaten van het klimaatakkoord van Parijs omdat ze erg onwaarschijnlijke aannames hanteert. Hier de resultaten van Lomborg versus die van anderen, zoals de Belgische topwetenschapper @JoeriRogelj
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