What Is Bjørn Lomborg Trying to Achieve?

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorOct 28, 2013 8:17 AM


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In the latest issue of Cosmos magazine, I have a piece on Bjørn Lomborg, who, as I write,

shot to fame in 2001 with his first book, The Skeptical Environmentalist, a broad critique of the environmental movement that infuriated many ecologists and greens. The notoriety transformed the little-known Danish statistician into a globe-trotting public intellectual.

Since then, he has courted controversy in the climate debate and embraced his role as a provocateur. In my piece, I write:

it’s worth asking at this stage in his career if Lomborg is a voice of reason, a professional pot stirrer, or a trollish ankle-biter. The answer probably depends on where you sit in these debates.

What do you think? If you read the profile, tell me what you believe my answer would be.

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