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Monday, November 12, 2007

Award Time

Today's Tool Of The Week Award goes to Danish "Environmentalist" Bjørn Lomborg. First of all, his name has a slashed "O", but I'm not one to make fun of culture.

So this butter cookie making, seafaring, frikadeller eating, Muhammad-cartooning, Lars Von Trier loving NorDick wrote this book, called "Cool It", about how global warming, while kinda bad, is also kinda good. Some of his examples include:

- In Europe 200,000 people die from excess heat each year while 1.5 million die from cold so, more warming, less death.

- He believes that with glacial melting, rivers actually increase their water contents, especially in the summer, providing more water to many of the poorest people in the world. He then says, "Would we rather have more water available or less?"

- According to him, one polar bear a year may die, but more die a year from being shot.

That, and the fact that he looks like this (see below), earns Bjørn "Copenfaggin" Lomborg the Tool Of The Week Award.


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