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Chapter 1. 2001 A Theorem 's Odyssey> 1. Bj rn Lomborg, The Skeptical Environmentalist Measuring the Real State of the World (Cambridge, U.K. Cambridge University Press, 2001), 4. 4. See Bjorn Lomborg's Web site at http www.lomborg.com . 5. Bjorn Lomborg, Cool It The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming (New York Knopf, 2007), ix. 7. Lomborg, The Skeptical Environmentalist, xix. 8. Lomborg, The Skeptical Environmentalist, publisher's note, The Skeptical Environmentalist,...

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For example, the more recently issued IFPRI report (1999), like GEO 2000, described serious problems with soil fertility in Africa Low and declining soil fertility is a serious problem in many low-income countries, including most of Africa. 44And with respect to the future of undernourished persons in the developing world, including those in Sub-Saharan Africa, the 1999 IFPRI report also stated In the scenario described here, food insecurity and malnutrition will...

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Leading to a boon now, the IPCC described the impact of the rapidly melting glaciers in the Himalayas in decidedly less favorable terms The entire Hindu Kush-Himalaya ice mass has decreased in the last two decades. Hence, water supply in areas fed by glacial melt water from the Hindu Kush and Himalayas, on which hundreds of millions of people in China and India depend, will be negatively affected.43 The TAR the 2001 IPCC assessment report identified mountain regions as having experienced...

On Melting Glaciersand Rising Sea Levels

Though Lomborg never demonstrated in chapter 2 of Cool It that global warming would lead to a net reduction in human mortality, he began chapter 3 by claiming to have settled that issue, and by pledging to expose many other environmentalists' exaggerations concerning the impacts of global warming In chapter 2, we looked at what happens just when temperatures increase and saw that it was no catastrophe. But, of course, there are many other concerns about global warming, each often presented as a...