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Science  18 Jan 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5861, pp. 285
DOI: 10.1126/science.1151493

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Cool It. The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming. By Bjorn Lomborg. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2007. 257 pp. $21, C$27. ISBN 9780307266927. Marshall Cavendish, London, and Cyan Communications, London, 2007. 367 pp. £19.99. ISBN 9780462099125.

Developing further a theme from earlier books, Lomborg advocates spending only modest amounts to lower carbon emissions and instead focusing on improving health and reducing poverty. He argues that the increased global wealth will in the long run allow a more effective response to climate change.