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  UCS Examines 'The Skeptical Environmentalist'
He concludes that population growth is not a problem, that there is plenty of freshwater around, that deforestation rates and species extinctions are grossly exaggerated, that the pollution battle has been won, and that global warming is too expensive to fix.
His consistently flawed use of scientific data is, in Peter Gleick’s words "unexpected and disturbing in a statistician".
These reviews show that The Skeptical Environmentalist fits squarely in a tradition of contrarian works on the environment that may gain temporary prominence but ultimately fail to stand up to scientific scrutiny.
www.ucsusa.org /global_warming/science/ucs-examines-the-skeptical-environmentalist.html   (729 words)

 Environmentalist Nonsense
This is fitting, for a near- spiritual fervor certainly possesses the worshippers of the environmentalist movement.
Environmentalists, to be true to their cause, ought to have the courage to call it the way they see it.
According to the environmentalists’ own rhetoric, the chief goal is to raise CAFE standards for all personal vehicles.
www.fff.org /comment/com0312a.asp   (1084 words)

  Rockwell's Anti-Environmentalist Manifesto
One of the mainstream environmentalists, David Brower – former head of the Sierra Club and founder of Friends of the Earth – urged that land developers be shot with tranquilizer guns.
The environmentalists admit, be it noted, that they also cherish the life of the tuna, and want it also protected from fishermen, but they will have to wait.
The environmentalists are forever telling us to be poorer and use less water, less gasoline, less toilet paper, etc. But if they reduce their consumption, it lowers the price for the rest of us, and we can use more.
www.lewrockwell.com /rockwell/anti-enviro.html   (9690 words)

  Absence of scientific rigour in environmentalist ideology
Environmentalists hanker after a pre-industrial idyll, but conditions in the Third World are harsh and millions die every year because of unclean water and smoke from indoor fires.
Environmentalists claim that world temperatures have risen one degree Fahrenheit in the past century, but Corbyn points out that the period they take as their starting point — around 1880 — was colder than average.
Environmentalists are worried about the damage the dam will do to wildlife in the area, but supporters of the dam are equally appalled that the environmentalists are so concerned with preserving bio-diversity at the expense of human development.
www.ourcivilisation.com /aginatur/prog1.htm   (3807 words)

  Environmentalist Encyclopedia Article @ NaturalResearch.org   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An environmentalist is a person or a group that supports any goal of the environmental movement, an information-based perspective on appropriate use of technology to prevent adverse effects on the environment.
Some environmentalists are also green anarchists, arguing that true environmental change cannot occur under the present economic model.
Environmentalists are sometimes given names in a derogatory context such as watermelon, tree hugger or greeny (greenie).
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Environmentalist   (315 words)

 Environmentalist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Environmentalist is a term used to describe an advocate of environmentalism.
In general, environmentalists advocate for the preservation, restoration, or enhancement of the natural environment.
Environmentalists are sometimes given names in a derogatory context such as watermelon, eco-terrorist, or greeny (greenie).
www.southjordan.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Environmentalist   (188 words)

 Environmentalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Environmentalism is the support of or involvement with the environmental movement by environmentalists.
Environmentalists are also sometimes accused of advocating anti-globalization and anti-corporatization, idealism which some say is detrimental to achieving environmental objectives.
Some environmentalists in 2004 started questioning whether “environmentalism” -- as it was conceived 40 years ago -- is still a useful moral, intellectual and political framework.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Environmentalism   (815 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Environmentalist
Across the great divide: environmentalists and animal rights activists battle over vegetarianism.
The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World.
The Skeptical Environmentalist vs. Scientific American: The New Environmentalist Takes Up Sides; The New Environmentalist Lends Its Support to 'Critical Thinking' And 'Common Sense,' and Publishes a Rebuttal to Scientific American Article in Their May Issue.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Environmentalist&StartAt=1   (677 words)

 Environmentalist Summary
An environmentalist is a person who supports any goal of the environmental movement, an information-based perspective on appropriate use of technology to prevent adverse effects on the environment.
Some environmentalists are also green anarchists, arguing that true environmental change cannot occur under the present economic model.
Environmentalists are sometimes given names in a derogatory context such as watermelon, tree hugger or greeny (greenie).
www.bookrags.com /Environmentalist   (687 words)

 Urban Dictionary: environmentalist
An environmentalist uses liberal judges sitting in courts of law, rather than the legislative process, to shove his plans down everyone else's throat.
Environmentalists revile hunters, fishermen, and four-wheel drivers, all of whom want to preserve the environment for public use.
It is the industrial revolution in reverse; environmentalists seek out to oppress human rights and to destroy fundemental freedoms in the name of an unnecessary and overhyped cause.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=environmentalist   (1048 words)

 Greenspirit - Support Bjorn Lomborg - The Skeptical Environmentalist
The environmentalists Ehrlich, Harte and Holdren, all of
What environmentalists mainly say on this topic is not that we are running out of energy but that we are running out of environment—that is, running out of the capacity of air, water, soil and biota to absorb, without intolerable consequences for human well-being, the effects of energy extraction, transport, transformation and use.
Environmentalists who predicted widespread famine and blamed rapid population growth for many of the world’s environmental, economic and social problems overstated their cases.
www.greenspirit.com /lomborg   (17715 words)

 Bjorn Lomborg   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In The Skeptical Environmentalist Bjørn Lomborg challenges widely held beliefs that the global environment is progressively getting worse.
The Skeptical Environmentalist is a useful corrective to the more alarmist accounts favored by green activists and the media.
"The Skeptical Environmentalist is the most significant work on the environment since the appearance of its polar opposite, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, in 1962.
www.lomborg.com /books.htm   (178 words)

 IS AN ECOLOGIST AN ENVIRONMENTALIST?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The distinct approaches of ecologists and environmentalists are noted, along with some of the realistic issues that could expect to be faced by those working in these fields.
Given that ecology (ie ecological science) is viewed as a part of environmental science, one concludes that an ecologist is a scientist with environmental expertise.
Environmentalist is a term frequently applied by media and public usage to people carrying out certain tasks - most frequently those involved in actions which are specifically intended to be of 'benefit' to the environment.
www.vnc.qld.edu.au /enviro/env-ch2t.htm   (523 words)

 Environmentalist/Environmental Scientist
Nearly all our respondents said their desire to better the world was key in their becoming environmentalists, and many said that even if their jobs didn’t pay, they would still do environmental work.
Policy-determining environmentalists determine how behavior can be modified in the future to avoid these problems.
Not-for-profit environmentalist companies, account for 70 percent of the industry, engage in more aggressive campaigns to educate the public about environmental causes and often work in education campaigns on college campuses, where much of the scientific work is done.
www.princetonreview.com /cte/profiles/dayInLife.asp?careerID=61   (453 words)

 Skeptical Environmentalist: Case Study in the Manufacture of News (Science and the Media)
Reason magazine, judged The Skeptical Environmentalist to be a "superbly documented and readable book," and referred to the evidence presented as "uncontroversial data." He ended the review by comparing radical environmentalists to Islamic radicals.
The Skeptical Environmentalist is the latest in a line of books over the past decade that present the strongest of arguments supported by a smoke screen of data and end notes.
That left wing environmentalists have a grudge against Bjørn Lomborg and the chairman of the Committees is a social democrat politruk, does not constitute any sort of proof, but should be considered when assessing the ruling.
www.csicop.org /scienceandmedia/environmentalist   (2185 words)

 BBC - BBC Four Profile - Bjorn Lomborg
In his book, The Sceptical Environmentalist, he presents an encyclopedia of facts to support his main message, that global warming is not the greatest threat humanity faces.
And his most explosive charge is that some environmentalists suppress good news about the state of the earth to maintain a political culture of fear, and ensure their own continued funding.
Environmentalists have come out in droves to dispute his claims, but every time a dismissive article appears, Lomborg's profile goes up and he sells another copy.
www.bbc.co.uk /bbcfour/features/bjorn-lomborg.shtml   (453 words)

 Ten Environmentalist Myths
Environmentalists are not wrong to want to preserve wilderness and wildlife, more should be preserved, but the idea we must protect all biodiversity at all costs is a myth.
Being capitalist and being environmentalist are not incompatible, if the assumptions of environmentalism are carefully challenged when determining public policy, and companies that use and process energy and water efficiently are rewarded in a less-regulated marketplace.
Environmentalists have to appeal to the compassion of capitalists because when it comes to economic or ecologic arguments, totally unfettered capitalist development can hold its own.
www.ecoworld.com /Home/Articles2.cfm?TID=331   (1911 words)

 CSIndy: Climate change (April 21, 2005)
Here you have the environmentalists who believe in evolution and that species can evolve, on the one side, and the Christian groups who believe in Creationism, that what is here [on Earth] is all there is.
The result, say the authors, is that environmentalists are in the midst of a culture war, whether they like it or not.
"The environmentalists, because they approach solutions as kind of a technical policy shift, their approach to finding allies is 'Don't ask what we can do for you, ask what you can do for us.' If they approach this as, 'Well, let's see how we can use the evangelicals to accomplish our agenda,' it won't work.
csindy.com /csindy/2005-04-21/cover.html   (3482 words)

 Rethinking Buddhism and Development: The Emergence of Environmentalist Monks in Thailand
Environmentalists, on the other hand, point to the inequalities underlying the government’s development agenda as the root of much of the country’s poverty.
For example, environmentalists won a major case in 1988 when the government decided to shelve the Nam Choen Dam in Kanchanaburi Province in response to protests by a diverse “coalition of local groups, farmers, journalists, Buddhist monks, students[,] and foreign environmentalists” (Rigg 1995a:13).
Environmentalist monks cannot be described as forming a coherent social movement, although the potential for effecting social change clearly exists within their actions.
jbe.gold.ac.uk /7/darlington001.html   (5700 words)

 Nine things journalists should know about The Skeptical Environmentalist
The Skeptical Environmentalist is a controversial new book by Danish statistician Bjørn Lomborg, that claims the global environment is getting better, not worse, and that threats to our planet have been grossly overstated by environmental organizations and the media.
Lomborg's relatively short chapter on biodiversity claims that environmentalists and the media have greatly exaggerated the rate of species extinction.
Estimates of the number of species becoming extinct each year derive from three variables: the number of species living, a natural extinction rate expressed as extinctions/million species/year, and an estimate of the elevated rate of extinction.
pubs.wri.org /pubs_content_text.cfm?ContentID=697   (2051 words)

 4-Wheel Environmentalist
In Webster's, an environmentalist is defined as a person working to solve environmental problems, such as pollution, resource depletion, or uncontrolled population growth.
As an environmentalist, I help our land management agencies, such as the BLM and Forest Service by supplying constructive input for their land management plans.
They must understand that cutting new trails is not what our sport is about....it is about staying on the trail and building their ride so that it is capable of traveling on the trails without impacting the environment.
www.stu-offroad.com /misc/environment.htm   (1028 words)

 ecoNOT.com -- Resources and Research Links on Environmentalism
A former environmentalist, and a brilliant philosopher and journalist, Chase provides a revealing account of the contributions of the philosophers and other intellectuals who shaped the contemporary movement, as well as a thorough history and criticism of the environmental movement.
Lomborg, an environmentalist but a careful statistician, caused an international uproar with this volume that statistically demolishes the catastrophic scare claims of environmentalists across a broad spectrum of issues.
Foundation for Biomedical Research--oldest and largest group of medical and scientific professionals educating the public on the vital importance of the use of animals in research, and countering the lies of the animal rights movement.
econot.com /page6.html   (2039 words)

 The New Environmentalist - Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When Bjørn Lomborg published The Skeptical Environmentalist (Cambridge University Press - 2001) he must not have been prepared for the onslaught of comment, both personal and professional, that has erupted in the popular and scientific press (see www.lomborg.com).
It is very clear that extreme environmentalists are deeply threatened by the breath of fresh air Lomborg brings to the debate.
With the rather high-handed title "Science Defends itself Against the Skeptical Environmentalist" the editorial declared the book a "failure" and invited four prominent environmentalists to do their worst to discredit Lomborg and his analysis.
thenewenvironmentalist.com /articles_0502/feature/toc_fea3.html   (575 words)

 Reason: Green with Ideology: The hidden agenda behind the "scientific" attacks on Bjørn Lomborg’s ...
The book is essentially a response to such popular environmentalist tracts as the State of the World report and the reams of misinformation disseminated by Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, the Union of Concerned Scientists, The Ecologist, the Turning Point Project, Grist, Wild Earth, and the rest of the sprawling eco-media propaganda complex.
There are reports from environmentalist groups such as WRI and the Audubon Society, and from international and government agencies; there are non-peer-reviewed books, such as Cadillac Desert and Guns, Germs and Steel; there are many secondary sources, including reports from The New York Times, Barron’s, The Economist, Vanity Fair, and even the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Ideological environmentalists have simple-mindedly applied concepts from zoology and biology to human societies to create a kind of theory of political ecology.
www.reason.com /0205/fe.rb.green.shtml   (4447 words)

 United Nations | Who Owns the Environmentalist Movement?
The vast wealth of the environmentalist groups may come as a shock to most readers who believe that these groups are made up of "public interest", "nonprofit" organizations that are making great sacrifices to save the Earth from a looming doomsday caused by man's activities.
The environmentalist capture of Washington, which was consolidated during the Carter administration, produced radical changes in the Washington, D.C. establishment.
Many environmentalists have no idea of the consequences of their belief system for the people of the Third World, but it is clear that those at the top of the environmentalist movement are witting in their advocacy of policies that ultimately kill people.
www.sweetliberty.org /issues/un/environment.htm   (6597 words)

 Reason: Debunking Green Myths: An environmentalist gets it right.
Modern environmentalism, born of the radical movements of the 1960s, has often made recourse to science to press its claims that the world is going to hell in a handbasket.
He shows how, time and again, ideological environmentalists misuse, distort, and ignore the vast reams of data that contradict their dour visions.
In the course of The Skeptical Environmentalist, Lomborg demonstrates that the environmentalist lobby is just that, a collection of interest groups that must hype doom in order to survive monetarily and politically.
www.reason.com /0202/cr.rb.debunking.shtml   (1467 words)

 WorldChanging: Another World Is Here: RE-BIRTH OF AN ENVIRONMENTALIST
As though generations of environmentalists (and other kinds of activists) before them had not experienced tiring of the nay-saying protestor role and decided to switch to visionary Change Agentry instead.
Environmentalists are, after all, winning many critical battles, in many parts of the world...
Meanwhile, the Environmentalists can be all the more implacable in their "No's" when it is so obvious that the technical, economic, and cultural "Yesses" are there to be adopted and installed.
www.worldchanging.com /archives/002358.html   (2952 words)

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