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The Skeptical Environmentalist by Bjørn Lomborg
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Jan 10, 09


This book deals with the statistics, thus the subtitle. The latest dire threat I hear about from alarmist types has to do with population, since more and more say man did not destroy the earth with climate change.
In this book, with voluminous footnotes for reference, we can see that global population is not increasing in a Malthusian fashion but is leveling its growth rate. Go to US Census site and see for yourself.
That is the point of this book-be skeptical and look for yourself.
This is something we all need to do anyway it seems.
I hope no one out there really trusts any government to make things better for them.
There are way too many agendas pushing personal programs, some of which have truly dubious origins and/or outcomes.
If you hear a "consensus" that the sky is falling, it does not make it so.
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