The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World

by Bjørn Lomborg  Cambridge University Press. 515 pp

This book is must reading for anyone concerned about the negative impacts of radical environmentalism. It would be especially beneficial to radical environmentalists who continue to drink from the Kool Aid. The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World

It reveals that claims of overpopulation, declining energy resources, deforestation, species loss, water shortages, global warming, and other global environmental issues are unsupported by the relevant data.

Bjørn Lomborg, a former member of Greenpeace, challenges widely held beliefs that the world environmental situation is getting worse and worse in  The Skeptical Environmentalist.

Using statistical information from internationally recognized research institutes, Lomborg systematically examines a range of major environmental issues that feature prominently in headline news around the world, including pollution, biodiversity, fear of chemicals, and the greenhouse effect, and documents that the world has actually improved.

He supports his arguments with over 2500 footnotes, allowing readers to check his sources.

Lomborg criticizes the way many environmental organizations make selective and misleading use of scientific evidence and argues that we are making decisions about the use of our limited resources based on inaccurate or incomplete information.

Concluding that there are more reasons for optimism than pessimism, he stresses the need for clear-headed prioritization of resources to tackle real, not imagined, problems.

The Skeptical Environmentalist offers readers a non-partisan evaluation that serves as a useful corrective to the more alarmist accounts favored by campaign groups and the media.

en: Danish Political scientist Bjørn Lomborg. ...
Danish Political scientist Bjørn Lomborg. da: Dansk politolog Bjørn Lomborg.

Bjørn Lomborg is an associate professor of statistics in the Department of Political Science at the University of Aarhus. When he started to investigate the statistics behind the current gloomy view of the environment, he was genuinely surprised. He published four lengthy articles in the leading Danish newspaper, including statistics documenting an ever-improving world, and unleashed the biggest post-war debate with more than 400 articles in all the major papers. Since then, Lomborg has been a frequent participant in the European debate on environmentalism on television, radio, and in newspapers.

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