The Skeptical Environmentalist
by Bjørn Lomborg
Rock the boat and get yourself hated. Telling the truth is not an excuse. But there is a pay off. Any publicity is good publicity and make sure you spell the name right. He upset enough men in the science industry to be on to something. They care about their research grants and their life styles. They abused him but did not sue for Libel. That is an admission of guilt.
The Skeptical Environmentalist by Bjorn Lomborg
Professor Lomborg was a statistician at Aarhus University in Denmark and a man with rock solid credentials as a greenie. He came across a critique of environmentalist positions and gave it to his students to refute. They failed to his surprise and being an honest man who could not either, wrote a book which uses government statistics to give the lie to various people whose agendas come ahead of the truth. More people have access to good drinking water, not fewer. The number of starving is down too, according to the people who go there and see what is happening. He is very unpopular with the management of the WWF [ World Wildlife Fund for Nature ]. He says in some detail that they are liars. They could sue for libel but seem to have decided not to. Oil is not going to run out any time soon. He tells us why not. The numbers are out there. His position on global warming is that the case is unproven. The Scientific American is a well known magazine which devoted eleven pages in one edition to abusing him but stopped just short of saying that he was wrong. You might wonder why they were annoyed.
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