So apparently, according to an “exclusive” in the Guardian, Bjørn Lomborg is about to put his “Cool It“thrusters into full reverse and declare that the world should be spending $100 billion per year towards “resolving the climate change problem by the end of this century”.
This is a very interesting development to say the least.
My question to readers is both why do you think he is doing this and does it matter? Clearly we can only speculate on his motives and sincerity and I am not one to jump to negative conclusions without good reason, but should anyone care why he has changed his tune?
Even if, say, he has found some scheme he hopes to profit from, isn’t the removal of his prominent voice from the Heartland Institute’s register of “climate experts” and the likely mainstream media coverage of his new message going to be a good thing for those of us trying to drag the whole conversation forward?
I don’t know for sure, I tend to think it doesn’t matter what his motives are and regardless of how little integrity his past work has shown, the important fallout form this will be positive media coverage. Then again, I don’t like being constatnly asked to defend Al Gore’s big electric bill, will this turn out to be an albatross around our necks?
As I said, an interesting turn of events….