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The skeptical environmentalist : measuring the real state of the world

Author: Bjørn Lomborg
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2001.
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Bjorn Lomborg, a former member of Greenpeace, challenges widely held beliefs that the global environment is progressively getting worse. Using statistical information from internationally recognized research institutes, Lomborg systematically examines a range of major environmental issues and documents that the global environment has actually improved. Throughout the book, his sources are fully referenced, allowing  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bjørn Lomborg
ISBN: 0521804477 9780521804479 0521010683 9780521010689
OCLC Number: 45618321
Language Note: Originally published in Danish as Verdens sande tilstand, 1998.
Description: xxiii, 515 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: PART I: THE LITANY: Things are getting better --
Why do we hear so much bad news? --
PART II: HUMAN WELFARE: Measuring human welfare --
Life expectancy and health --
Food and hunger --
Prosperity --
Conclusion to Part II; Unprecedented human prosperity --
PART III: CAN HUMAN PROSPERITY CONTINUE? : Are we living on borrowed time? --
Will we have enough food? --
Forests: are we losing them? --
Energy --
Non-energy resources --
Water --
Conclusion to part III; Continued prosperity --
PART IV: POLLUTION: DOES IT UNDERCUT HUMAN PROSPERITY? : Air pollution --
Acid rain and forest death --
Indoor air pollution --
Allergies and asthma --
Water pollution --
Waste: running out of space? --
Conclusion to part IV: The pollution burden has diminished --
PART V: TOMORROW'S PROBLEMS: Our chemical fears --
Biodiversity --
Global warming --
PART VI: THE REAL STATE OF THE WORLD: Predicament or progress?
Other Titles: Verdens sande tilstand.
Responsibility: Bjørn Lomborg.
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