The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World

The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World

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by Bjørn Lomborg
     
 

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A controversial, wide ranging and clearly documented survey of the state of the global environment.See more details below

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A controversial, wide ranging and clearly documented survey of the state of the global environment.

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Matt Ridley
...he has put his conclusions in a remarkable book, probably the most important book on the environment ever written. Its importance lies partly in its relentless statistics. With 173 charts, nine tables and a staggering 2,930 footnotes, The Skeptical Environmentalist will be a source of reference for years to come. But it is also a readable, accessible and simple account of the state of the world, told as much in the illuminating charts as in the text itself. And it is a fascinating polemic, too.
The Daily Telegraph (London)
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781139636889
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/05/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
574,298
File size:
6 MB

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Lewis Wolpert
At last a book that gives the environment the scientific analysis it deserves, and provides understanding of the problem, the risks and the solutions. Essential reading.
— Professor Lewis Wolpert, Department of Anatomy and Biology, University College London
Lars Kristoferson
When Lomborg concludes that'...the loss of the world's rainforests, of fertile agricultural land, the ozone layer and of the climate balance are terrible..'I agree. But we also need debate, and this book provides us with that in generous amounts, including 2,428 footnotes. If you, like I do, belong to the people who dare to think the world is making some progress, but always with mistakes to be corrected, this book makes important reading.
— Professor Lars Kristoferson, Secretary Genral, WWF Sweden
Jack Hirshleifer
Bjorn Lomborg is an outstanding representative of the new breed of political scientists-mathematically-skilled and computer-adept. In this book he shows himself also to be a hard-headed, empirically-oriented analyst. Surveying a vast amount of data and taking account of a wide range of more and less informed opinion about environmental threats facing the planet, he comes to a balanced assessment of which ones are real and which over-hyped.
— Professor Jack Hirshleifer, Department of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles
Mark Ridley
The Skeptical Environmentalist should be read by every environmentalist so that the appaling errors of fact the environmental movement as made in the past are not repeated. A brilliant and powerful book.
— Matt Ridley, author of Genome

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