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Bjorn Lomborg By Virginia Winkler A Skeptical Environmentalist
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  • 1. Bjorn LomborgA Skeptical EnvironmentalistBy Virginia Winkler

2. Background Professor at Copenhagen Business School Director at the Copenhagen Consensus Center Has written numerous articles and The Skeptical Environmentalist Voted worlds 14th most influential intellectual and one of the 50 people who could save the planet. 3. Climate Change (from The Skeptical Environmentalist) Lomborg says that climate change is not as bad as scientists are saying Climate change will save lives because 1.8 million people will not die from the cold Kyoto Protocol is a waste of money 4. Spending Money (from The Skeptical Environmentalist) Adapt to climate change now and later try to reduce carbon emissions Spend money on things like mosquito nets, adapting agriculturally, building levees In the long-term, spend money on research for greater energy efficiency 5. Controversy with The SkepticalEnvironmentalist clearly contrary to the standards of good scientific practice. of fabricating data, selectively and surreptitiously discarding unwanted results, of the deliberately misleading use of statistical methods, consciously distorted interpretation of the conclusions, plagiarism of others' results or publications, and deliberate misrepresentation of others' results. Objectively speaking, the publication of the work under consideration is deemed to fall within the concept of scientific dishonesty. 6. Work Cited http://maximizingprogress.org http://www.bookfind.co.nz/the_skeptical_environmentalist_measuring_the_rea l_state_of_the_world-img-0521010683.jpg http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp- dyn/content/article/2007/10/05/AR2007100501676.html http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp- dyn/content/article/2008/06/25/AR2008062501946.html http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cif-green/2009/jun/15/climate- change-children http://www.lomborg.com/dyn/files/basic_items/78- file/Economist_com__Bjorn_Lomborg.htm http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=a-response-to-lomborgs-re