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The challenge to the environmental movement

Dear Bjorn 1st September 2001

I welcome your challenge to the environmental movement. There is too much self-righteousness and, indeed, self-satisfaction within the green ghetto. Unchallenged ideas always become tired and irrelevant. Your book, The Skeptical Environmentalist, has been written to dispel a collection of false beliefs propagated by greens, a collection you call “the litany.” The core of your argument is that this combines with four other factors to cause “a disjunction between perception and reality,” which you have set out to remedy. The four other factors are: lopsided scientific research; the…

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