Just great! The author of The Skeptical Environmentalist is going to hold a presentation about his book in Zurich tomorrow, and I am unable to attend. If you want to go, it is organised by Liberales Institut at the Restaurant Neumarkt, Neumarkt 5, Zürich from 1200h to 1330h. Registration not required.
Here's what I said earlier about the book. And I quote from the email that Liberales Institut sent me:
The Skeptical Environmentalist
In The Skeptical Environmentalist Bjørn Lomborg 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. He supports his argument with over 2900 footnotes, allowing discerning readers to check his sources.
Lomborg criticizes the way many environmental organizations make selective and misleading use of scientific data to influence decisions about the allocation of limited resources. The Skeptical Environmentalist is a useful corrective to the more alarmist accounts favored by green activists and the media.
"... probably the most important book on the environment ever written."
review in The Daily Telegraph, UK, 27-8-01
"This is one of the most valuable books on public policy - not merely on
environmental policy - to have been written for the intelligent general
reader in the past ten years. ... The Skeptical Environmentalist is a
review in The Economist, 6-9-01
"The Skeptical Environmentalist is the most significant work on the
environment since the appearance of its polar opposite, Rachel Carson's
Silent Spring, in 1962. It's a magnificent achievement."
review in Washington Post Book World, 21-10-01