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06.02.2008

Bjorn Lomborg named one of the "50 people who could save the planet" by the UK Guardian


A Guardian panel, taking nominations from key environmental figures, met to compile a list of the Guardian "ultimate green heroes." Bjorn Lomborg was named one of the "50 people who could save the planet" by the Guardian newspaper in the UK, together with German chancellor Angela Merkel, Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio, Geneticist Craig Venter, London mayor Ken Livingstone, Nobel prize winner Wangari Maathai, and Australian Environment Minister Peter Garrett.

The Guardian’s verdict on Lomborg:

"Bjørn Lomborg, 42, has become an essential check and balance to runaway environmental excitement. In 2004, the Dane made his name as a green contrarian with his bestselling book The Skeptical Environmentalist, and outraged scientists and green groups around the world by arguing that many claims about global warming, overpopulation, energy resources, deforestation, species loss and water shortages are not supported by analysis. He was accused of scientific dishonesty, but cleared his name. He doesn't dispute the science of climate change, but questions the priority it is given. He may look increasingly out of step, but Lomborg is one of the few academics prepared to challenge the consensus with credible data."

Click here to view the article: www.guardian.co.uk

 
 
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