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False Alarm

Author : Bjorn Lomborg
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2020-07-14
Category : Science
ISBN : 9781541647480
File Size : 20,8 Mb
Total Download : 660


Book Summary: The New York Times-bestselling "skeptical environmentalist" argues that panic over climate change is causing more harm than good Hurricanes batter our coasts. Wildfires rage across the American West. Glaciers collapse in the Artic. Politicians, activists, and the media espouse a common message: climate change is destroying the planet, and we must take drastic action immediately to stop it. Children panic about their future, and adults wonder if it is even ethical to bring new life into the world. Enough, argues bestselling author Bjorn Lomborg. Climate change is real, but it's not the apocalyptic threat that we've been told it is. Projections of Earth's imminent demise are based on bad science and even worse economics. In panic, world leaders have committed to wildly expensive but largely ineffective policies that hamper growth and crowd out more pressing investments in human capital, from immunization to education. False Alarm will convince you that everything you think about climate change is wrong -- and points the way toward making the world a vastly better, if slightly warmer, place for us all.

Corona, False Alarm?

Author : Karina Reiss,Sucharit Bhakdi
Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
Release : 2020-09-16
Category : Medical
ISBN : 9781645020585
File Size : 32,8 Mb
Total Download : 377


Book Summary: Does the race for vaccine development make sense? What are the chances of success? Will the vaccine be safe? Will people accept it?? In June 2020, Corona, False Alarm? exploded into the German market, selling 200,000 copies and 75,000 e-books in the first six weeks. No other topic dominates our attention as much as coronavirus and COVID-19, the infectious disease it triggers. There’s been a global deluge of contradictory opinions, fake news, and politically controlled information. Differing views on the dangers posed by the pandemic have led to deep division and confusion, within governments, society, and even among friends and family. In Corona, False Alarm?, award-winning researchers Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi and Dr. Karina Reiss give clarity to these confusing and stressful times. They offer analysis of whether radical protective measures—including lockdown, social distancing, and mandatory masking—have been justified, and what the ramifications have been for society, the economy, and public health. Dr. Bhakdi and Dr. Reiss provide dates, facts, and background information, including: How Covid-19 compares with previous coronaviruses and the flu virus What infection numbers and the death rate really tell us The challenges around lockdown: Were the protective measures justified? Mandatory mask-wearing: Does the science support it? Vaccines: What are the chances of success? What are the risks? Corona, False Alarm? provides you with sound information and substantiated facts—and encourages you to form your own opinion on the corona crisis.

False Alarm

Author : John M. Gandy,Lorne Tepperman
Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Release : 1990-06-06
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780889208070
File Size : 34,9 Mb
Total Download : 644


Book Summary: This book uses case studies to show how and why eight social service organizations adopted computers. Computerized information systems can be destructive or constructive for organizations and staff. However, the impact of a system cannot be predicted from its logical design alone: one must analyze how well the design fits the needs, interests, and existing practices of those who are likely to use it.

It's Only a False Alarm

Author : John Piacentini,Audra Langley,Tami Roblek
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2007-04-19
Category : Medical
ISBN : 9780195310528
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Total Download : 330


Book Summary: It's Only a False Alarm, Workbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the treatment program outlined in the corresponding Therapist Guide by the same authors. It is written for children and adolescents who are undergoing treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). This workbook contains easy-to-read and understand psychoeducational material, as well as at-home exercises designed to help children relieve their anxiety and manage their OCD-related symptoms.

Apocalypse Never

Author : Michael Shellenberger
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2020-06-30
Category : Science
ISBN : 9780063001701
File Size : 17,8 Mb
Total Download : 288


Book Summary: Now a National Bestseller! Climate change is real but it’s not the end of the world. It is not even our most serious environmental problem. Michael Shellenberger has been fighting for a greener planet for decades. He helped save the world’s last unprotected redwoods. He co-created the predecessor to today’s Green New Deal. And he led a successful effort by climate scientists and activists to keep nuclear plants operating, preventing a spike of emissions. But in 2019, as some claimed “billions of people are going to die,” contributing to rising anxiety, including among adolescents, Shellenberger decided that, as a lifelong environmental activist, leading energy expert, and father of a teenage daughter, he needed to speak out to separate science from fiction. Despite decades of news media attention, many remain ignorant of basic facts. Carbon emissions peaked and have been declining in most developed nations for over a decade. Deaths from extreme weather, even in poor nations, declined 80 percent over the last four decades. And the risk of Earth warming to very high temperatures is increasingly unlikely thanks to slowing population growth and abundant natural gas. Curiously, the people who are the most alarmist about the problems also tend to oppose the obvious solutions. What’s really behind the rise of apocalyptic environmentalism? There are powerful financial interests. There are desires for status and power. But most of all there is a desire among supposedly secular people for transcendence. This spiritual impulse can be natural and healthy. But in preaching fear without love, and guilt without redemption, the new religion is failing to satisfy our deepest psychological and existential needs.

Cry Wolf

Author : S. Breznitz
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2013-05-13
Category : Psychology
ISBN : 9781134923021
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Total Download : 361


Book Summary: Published in the year 1984, Cry Wolf is a valuable contribution to the field of Developmental Psychology.

The Skeptical Environmentalist

Author : Bjørn Lomborg
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2001-08-30
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781139643696
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Total Download : 385


Book Summary: The Skeptical Environmentalist challenges widely held beliefs that the environmental situation is getting worse and worse. The author, himself a former member of Greenpeace, is critical of the way in which many environmental organisations make selective and misleading use of the scientific evidence. Using the best available statistical information from internationally recognised research institutes, Bjørn Lomborg systematically examines a range of major environmental problems that feature prominently in headline news across the world. His arguments are presented in non-technical, accessible language and are carefully backed up by over 2500 footnotes allowing readers to check sources for themselves. Concluding that there are more reasons for optimism than pessimism, Bjørn Lomborg stresses the need for clear-headed prioritisation of resources to tackle real, not imagined problems. The Skeptical Environmentalist offers readers a non-partisan stocktaking exercise that serves as a useful corrective to the more alarmist accounts favoured by campaign groups and the media.