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The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World by Bjorn Lomborg
The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World

Timberati, January 1, 2010

If you have not yet read Lomborg's "Skeptical Environmentalist," published in 2001, you need to--now. Lomborg started out by trying to debunk the late Julian Simon who said, "First, humanity's condition will improve in just about every material way. Second, humans will continue to sit around complaining about everything getting worse.''

Professor Lomborg (a former Greenpeace member and one of the top 100 public intellectuals, according to Foreign Policy & Prospect Magazine) thought he would easily disprove Simon. He took a statistician's view of the arguments used by the Environmental Lobby (and Al Gore) and found hyperbole that focused on the minuses and never the pluses. Lomborg's book contains thousands of footnoted sources, something that's missing from many others.

If you're interested in the state of our world's environment, this book is a great place to start.
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