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The sceptical environmentalist : measuring the state of the world

Author: Bjøorn Lomborg
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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A controversial, wide ranging and clearly documented survey of the state of the global environment.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bjøorn Lomborg
ISBN: 0521010683 9780521010689 0521804477 9780521804479
OCLC Number: 59510512
Description: 320 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction; Part I. The Litany: 1. Things are getting better; 2. Why do we hear so much bad news?; Part II. Human Welfare: 3. Measuring human welfare; 4. Life expectancy and health; 5. Food and hunger; 6. Prosperity; 7. Conclusion; Part III. Can Human Prosperity Continue?: 8. Are we living on borrowed time?; 9. Will we have enough food; 10. Forests - are we losing them?; 11. Energy; 12. Non-energy resources; 13. Water; 14. Conclusion; Part IV. Pollution: 15. Air pollution; 16. Acid rain and forest death; 17. Indoor air pollution; 18. Allergies and asthma; 19. Water pollution; 20. Waste: running out of space?; 21. Conclusion; Part V. Tomorrow's Problems: 22. Our chemical fears; 23. Biodiversity; 24. Global warming; Part VI. The Real State of the World: 25. Predicament or progress?; Notes; Bibliography.
Responsibility: Bjøorn Lomborg.

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'This is one of the most valuable books on public policy - not merely on environmental policy - to have been written for the intelligent reader in the past ten years ... The Skeptical Read more...

 
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