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Björn Lomborg's excoriating critique of the green movement has been hailed as a breakthrough—but his arguments on global warming are flawed and inconsistent

By Adair Turner   May 2002

Bj?omborg’s book The Skeptical Environmentalist has stirred huge controversy. Hailed by free marketeers as a rigorous counterblast to simplistic environmentalism, it has been attacked in Scientific American, with a rejoinder defence in The Economist. It is easy to understand its appeal. It explodes many myths and overstatements of which the green movement is sometimes guilty. It leaves the reader with an encyclopaedia of useful facts and arguments on a range of ecological debates. And it explores some of the complex issues with clarity. Whether one agrees with Lomborg or not, it is worth reading him.

But Lomborg’s book is not…

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