Bjorn Lomborg

Green Contrarian

He just might be the Martin Luther of the environmental movement. A statistician from the University of Aarhus in Denmark, Bjorn Lomborg examined the state of the world, using reputable sources and long series of data in his book The Skeptical Environmentalist, and found a surprising thing: by most measures the planet is getting healthier--less pollution, more forests, more food per head. He exposed the often misleading and selective use of scientific evidence by environmental pressure groups, urged us to be optimistic rather than despairing about environmental problems, and set out what should be the true priorities of environmental action. He...

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