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The Resource The skeptical environmentalist : measuring the real state of the world, Bjørn Lomborg, (electronic resource)

The skeptical environmentalist : measuring the real state of the world, Bjørn Lomborg, (electronic resource)

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The skeptical environmentalist : measuring the real state of the world
Title
The skeptical environmentalist
Title remainder
measuring the real state of the world
Statement of responsibility
Bjørn Lomborg
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • dan
  • eng
Summary
The Skeptical Environmentalist challenges widely held beliefs that the environmental situation is getting worse and worse. The author, himself a former member of Greenpeace, is critical of the way in which many environmental organisations make selective and misleading use of the scientific evidence. Using the best available statistical information from internationally recognised research institutes, Bjørn Lomborg systematically examines a range of major environmental problems that feature prominently in headline news across the world. His arguments are presented in non-technical, accessible language and are carefully backed up by over 2500 footnotes allowing readers to check sources for themselves. Concluding that there are more reasons for optimism than pessimism, Bjørn Lomborg stresses the need for clear-headed prioritisation of resources to tackle real, not imagined problems. The Skeptical Environmentalist offers readers a non-partisan stocktaking exercise that serves as a useful corrective to the more alarmist accounts favoured by campaign groups and the media.--
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1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lomborg, Bjørn
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Global environmental change
  • Pollution
  • Human ecology
Label
The skeptical environmentalist : measuring the real state of the world, Bjørn Lomborg, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139626378
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?
Control code
CR9781139626378
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 515 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521010689
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)836848734
Label
The skeptical environmentalist : measuring the real state of the world, Bjørn Lomborg, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139626378
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?
Control code
CR9781139626378
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 515 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521010689
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)836848734

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