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dc.contributor.authorFitzRoy, Felix
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Ian
dc.contributor.editorUniversity of St Andrews. School of Economics and Finance
dc.coverage.spatial[17] p.en
dc.identifier.citationSchool of Economics and Finance discussion paper series ; 0204en
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dc.descriptionMarch 2002. Forthcoming as a review article in the Scottish Journal of Political Economyen
dc.description.abstractIn his wide ranging attempt to review the literature on economic development and welfare in relation to the environment, Lomborg claims balance and objectivity, but actually presents a thoroughly misleading picture of environmental prospects and research, global economic development, and the real determinants of human welfare. Statistician Lomborg blatantly distorts the evidence by systematically selecting statistics to support his claims that global welfare is generally improving and environmental policy is unnecessary, while denying catastrophic risks such as prolonged drought in major food growing areas (though such events cannot be ruled out by climate models). In spite of its numerous errors and biases, "the Lomborg scam" (as leading biologist E.O.Wilson aptly calls it) has been welcomed by gullible or like-minded journalists and politicians.en
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dc.publisherSchool of Economics and Finance, University of St Andrewsen
dc.subjectenvironmental optimismen
dc.subject.lcshLomborg, Bjørn, 1965-en
dc.titleWelfare, growth and environment: a sceptical review of the skeptical environmentalist (Bjørn Lomborg, Cambridge University Press, 2001)en
dc.typeWorking or discussion paperen
dc.publicationstatusNot publisheden
dc.statusNon peer revieweden

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