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Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

Winter 2008


Bjørn Lomborg, a professor at the Copenhagen Business School, is a self-described “skeptical environmentalist.” The Skeptical Environmentalist is also the title of his 2001 book, a controversial volume proposing that, far from deteriorating, the state of the environment is actually improving. The book set off a wave of criticism in Lomborg’s native Denmark, including allegations that his arguments were “scientifically dishonest.” These allegations were later proved false by the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. The firestorm surrounding The Skeptical Environmentalist has not deterred the writer from continuing his pursuit of provocative arguments in the environmental debate in his latest book, Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming.