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The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World

 
 
 
 
The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World
Author: Bjørn Lomborg
ISBN 13: 9780521010689
ISBN 10: 521010683
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2001-09-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 540
List Price: $39.99
 
 

Everyday, various opinions are expressed in the media regarding doubts over the Kyoto agreement and the international community's ethical responsibility to the future of the environment. In his controversial new book, The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World, Bjorn Lomborg, offers a fresh perspective to the debate and challenges the view that we are destroying our planet irrevocably by exploding the widely propagated myth tat the state of the environment continues to spiral downwards beyond our control.

Lomborg investigates a variety of issues, including:

  • Global Climate Change - Are we dealing with the problem in the right way?
  • Resources - Are we living on borrowed time?
  • GM Foods - Diaster or blessing?
  • Waste - Are we running out of space?
  • Forests - Are we losing them?
  • Lomborg answers such questions and stresses the need for clear-headed prioritization of resources to tackle real, not imagined, problems. The Skeptical Environmentalist is the result of extensive analysis of a wide range of statistical data and serves as a useful juxtaposition to the headline-grabbing examples used by advocacy groups and the media.

    Economist

    This is one of the most valuable books on public policy not merely on environmental policy to have been written for the intelligent general reader in the past ten years.