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The Skeptical Environmentalist

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  • Lomborg,Bjørn
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    The Skeptical Environmentalist challenges widely held beliefs that the environmental situation is getting worse and worse. The author, himself a former member of Greenpeace, is critical of the way in which many environmental organisations make selective and misleading use of the scientific evidence. Using the best available statistical information from internationally recognised research institutes, Bjørn Lomborg systematically examines a range of major environmental problems that feature prominently in headline news across the world. His arguments are presented in non-technical, accessible language and are carefully backed up by over 2500 footnotes allowing readers to check sources for themselves. Concluding that there are more reasons for optimism than pessimism, Bjørn Lomborg stresses the need for clear-headed prioritisation of resources to tackle real, not imagined problems. The Skeptical Environmentalist offers readers a non-partisan stocktaking exercise that serves as a useful corrective to the more alarmist accounts favoured by campaign groups and the media.

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    This book is provided by Cambridge University Press in its series Cambridge Books with number 9780521010689 and published in 2001.

    Order: http://www.cambridge.org/uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521010689
    Handle: RePEc:cup:cbooks:9780521010689

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    Cited by:
    1. Hausken, Kjell, 2006. "Jack Hirshleifer: A Nobel Prize left unbestowed," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 22(2), pages 251-276, June.
    2. Agbo, Maxime, 2014. "Strategic exploitation with learning and heterogeneous beliefs," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 67(2), pages 126-140.
    3. Bruce R. Conard, 2013. "Some Challenges to Sustainability," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 5(8), pages 3368-3381, August.
    4. Raymond Murphy & Riley Dunlap, 2012. "Beyond the society/nature divide: building on the sociology of William Freudenburg," Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, Springer, vol. 2(1), pages 7-17, March.
    5. Pannell, David J., 2004. "Effectively communicating economics to policy makers," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 48(3), September.
    6. Edith Callaghan & John Colton, 2008. "Building sustainable & resilient communities: a balancing of community capital," Environment, Development and Sustainability, Springer, vol. 10(6), pages 931-942, December.

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