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Reuters: Bjorn Lomborg: skeptic or too much an optimist?

2010-10-26

Sep 4, 2010 10:18 EDT Bjorn Lomborg, author of “The Skeptical Environmentalist,” used to argue that concern about climate change was overblown because there were better causes to spend money on such as curing AIDS or malaria. The Danish political scientist now says in a book coming out later this month called ”Smart Solutions to Climate Change: Comparing Costs and Benefits,” that global warming is one of the top challenges facing the world and we should spend money on trying to fix it – $100 billion a year. But true to his contrarian nature, he thinks the way the world is fighting climate change is all wrong.  (...)