RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 45618321 LA Originally published in Danish as Verdens sande tilstand, 1998. T1 The skeptical environmentalist : measuring the real state of the world A1 Lomborg, Bjørn,, PB Cambridge University Press PP Cambridge; New York YR 2001 SN 0521804477 9780521804479 0521010683 9780521010689 AB 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 discerning readers to investigate the facts used to support his argument. Lomborg criticizes the way many environmental organizations make selective and misleading use of scientific data to influence decisions about the allocation of limited resources. Written by a nonpartisan, independent thinker, The Skeptical Environmentalist is a useful corrective to the more alarmist accounts favored by green activists and the media.