Global Briefing: Apr. 22, 2002

--Green War

What a long, strange trip it's been for Bjorn Lomborg. A Danish statistician and former Greenpeace member, he grew doubtful of eco-doomsaying and wrote an influential and controversial book, The Skeptical Environmentalist, published last year in English. Lomborg challenges what he sees as some greens' "selective and misleading use of the scientific evidence." Air in most places is cleaner than in the past, he says, and a smaller proportion of people are starving. Global warming is real, he adds, but projections are inaccurate. His critics' angry retorts can be found on the website Lost in the...

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