Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

ENVIRONMENT; Anti-Skeptics Boil

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

ENVIRONMENT; Anti-Skeptics Boil

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Bjorn Lomborg is a liberal, vegetarian and a former member of Greenpeace. But he is being savaged in the liberal media and politically correct scientific arena.

Why? Because Lomborg did what scientists are supposed to do. He questioned conventional wisdom.

For a few, there is no good news. They see a world sliding into a barbarian state, with people dying of pollution, disease, famine and war. That is the accepted version of the state of the world.

Lomborg went in search of facts and this is what he found: The Earth is not running out of energy or natural resources. There is more food than ever and fewer people are starving. In the past century, life expectancy went from 30 years to 67.

Poverty has been reduced more in the past 50 years than in the previous 500. Air pollution in the industrialized world has declined.

Lomborg stated such facts in a best-selling book, The Skeptical Environmentalist, and the greens went berserk.

They have attacked him en masse since the book was released. …

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