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The Resource The skeptical environmentalist : measuring the real state of the world, Bjørn Lomborg

The skeptical environmentalist : measuring the real state of the world, Bjørn Lomborg

Label
The skeptical environmentalist : measuring the real state of the world
Title
The skeptical environmentalist
Title remainder
measuring the real state of the world
Statement of responsibility
Bjørn Lomborg
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • dan
  • eng
Summary
Bjorn Lomborg, a former member of Greenpeace, 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. Throughout the book, his sources are fully referenced, allowing discerning readers to investigate the facts used to support his argument. Lomborg criticizes the way many environmental organizations make selective and misleading use of scientific data to influence decisions about the allocation of limited resources. Written by a nonpartisan, independent thinker, The Skeptical Environmentalist is a useful corrective to the more alarmist accounts favored by green activists and the media
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lomborg, Bjørn
Dewey number
363.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Originally published in Danish as Verdens sande tilstand, 1998
LC call number
GE149
LC item number
.L65 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
GE149
NAL item number
.L65 2001
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Global environmental change
  • Pollution
  • Human ecology
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Changement climatique
  • Pollution
  • Ecologie humaine
  • Economie de l'environnement
  • Global environmental change
  • Human ecology
  • Pollution
  • Umweltverschmutzung
  • Bewertung
  • Umweltschaden
  • Humanökologie
  • Milieuvraagstuk
  • Milieuverandering
Label
The skeptical environmentalist : measuring the real state of the world, Bjørn Lomborg
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-505) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I: THE LITANY: Things are getting better -- Why do we hear so much bad news? -- PART II: HUMAN WELFARE: Measuring human welfare -- Life expectancy and health -- Food and hunger -- Prosperity -- Conclusion to Part II; Unprecedented human prosperity -- PART III: CAN HUMAN PROSPERITY CONTINUE? : Are we living on borrowed time? -- Will we have enough food? -- Forests: are we losing them? -- Energy -- Non-energy resources -- Water -- Conclusion to part III; Continued prosperity -- PART IV: POLLUTION: DOES IT UNDERCUT HUMAN PROSPERITY? : Air pollution -- Acid rain and forest death -- Indoor air pollution -- Allergies and asthma -- Water pollution -- Waste: running out of space? -- Conclusion to part IV: The pollution burden has diminished -- PART V: TOMORROW'S PROBLEMS: Our chemical fears -- Biodiversity -- Global warming -- PART VI: THE REAL STATE OF THE WORLD: Predicament or progress?
Control code
836848734
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 515 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139626378
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780521010689
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)836848734
Label
The skeptical environmentalist : measuring the real state of the world, Bjørn Lomborg
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-505) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I: THE LITANY: Things are getting better -- Why do we hear so much bad news? -- PART II: HUMAN WELFARE: Measuring human welfare -- Life expectancy and health -- Food and hunger -- Prosperity -- Conclusion to Part II; Unprecedented human prosperity -- PART III: CAN HUMAN PROSPERITY CONTINUE? : Are we living on borrowed time? -- Will we have enough food? -- Forests: are we losing them? -- Energy -- Non-energy resources -- Water -- Conclusion to part III; Continued prosperity -- PART IV: POLLUTION: DOES IT UNDERCUT HUMAN PROSPERITY? : Air pollution -- Acid rain and forest death -- Indoor air pollution -- Allergies and asthma -- Water pollution -- Waste: running out of space? -- Conclusion to part IV: The pollution burden has diminished -- PART V: TOMORROW'S PROBLEMS: Our chemical fears -- Biodiversity -- Global warming -- PART VI: THE REAL STATE OF THE WORLD: Predicament or progress?
Control code
836848734
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 515 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139626378
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780521010689
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)836848734

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