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The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date September 1, 2001
Pages 515
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780521010689
ISBN-10 0521010683
Dimensions 1.25 by 7 by 10 in.
Weight 2.45 lbs.
Original list price $39.99
Other format details university press
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Challenges widely held beliefs regarding the current environmental situation, discussing why there is cause for optimism and the need to prioritize resources to address problems. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Bjørn Lomborg, a former member of Greenpeace, challenges widely held beliefs that the world environmental situation is getting worse and worse in his new book, 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. 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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Hardcover
from Cambridge Univ Pr (October 1, 2001)
9780521804479 | details & prices | 515 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 2.65 lbs | List price $88.99
About: Challenges widely held beliefs regarding the current environmental situation, discussing why there is cause for optimism and the need to prioritize resources to address problems.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Cambridge Univ Pr (September 1, 2001)
9780521010689 | details & prices | 515 pages | 7.00 × 10.00 × 1.25 in. | 2.45 lbs | List price $39.99
About: Challenges widely held beliefs regarding the current environmental situation, discussing why there is cause for optimism and the need to prioritize resources to address problems.
Prebinding
from Turtleback Books (August 1, 2001); titled "Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring The Real State Of The World"
9780613920773 | details & prices | 7.00 × 9.75 × 1.75 in. | 2.55 lbs | List price $59.75
About: Challenges widely held beliefs regarding the current environmental situation, discussing why there is cause for optimism and the need to prioritize resources to address problems.

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