Policy Documents

The Heated Energy Debate: Assessing John Holdren's Attack on Bjorn Lomborg's The Skeptical Environmentalist

Robert L. Bradley, Jr. –
August 1, 2003

In September 2001, Cambridge University Press published Bjorn Lomborg's The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the True State of the World.  The comprehendsive book (515 pages; 2930 footnotes) and the author's green credentials (a former Greenpeace member, Lomborg began the book's research as a Malthusian) attracted considerable interest.  Favorable reviews followed in a variety of publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, and Economist.