Bjorn Lomborg

Bjorn Lomborg

Author of ‘The Skeptical Environmentalist’ visits Hart House

“Just because there is a problem doesn’t mean that we have to solve it, if the cure is going to be more expensive than the original ailment.”  – Bjørn Lomborg

On November 29th at 11:30am, One of the world’s 100 most influential people (Time Magazine, 2004) will read from his new book Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming. Lomborg is only visiting 4 cities in Canada over 5 days, so that makes The University of Toronto one of the few places you’ll be able to hear from and ask questions to this influencial thinker.

According to The Skeptical Environmentalist the hole in the Ozone Layer is healing. The Amazon has shrunk by only 14 per cent since the arrival of Man. Only 0.7 per cent of species will be driven to extinction over the next 50 years. Even the poorest humans are getting richer by the year. Things are not good enough; but they are far, far better than we have been taught to believe. Lomborg’s book The Skeptical Environmentalist which was released in 2001 has now been published in every major language in the world. He isn’t afraid to challenge widely held beliefs that the environmental situation is getting worse and worse. The author, himself a former member of Greenpeace, is critical of the way in which many  environmental organisations make selective and misleading use of the scientific evidence.

“This is one of the most valuable books on public policy – not merely on environmental policy – to have been written for the intelligent general reader in the past ten years. The Skeptical Environmentalist is a triumph.” The Economist

Since the publication of The Skeptical Environmentalist, Lomborg has been a frequent participant in public debate.  His commentaries have appeared regularly in such prestigious publications as the New York Times, Wall St. Journal, Globe & Mail, The Guardian, The Daily and Sunday Telegraph, The Times, The Australian, the Economist. He has appeared on TV shows such as Politically Incorrect and ABC 60 minutes, along with shows on CNN, BBC, CNBC, and PBS. In November 2001, Lomborg was selected Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.

Don’t miss your chance to meet “The 14th most influential academic in the world” according to Foreign Policy & Prospect Magazine.

Presented by the UTM Laissez-Faire Club, Hart House’s ECOnomyECOlogy, The Fraser Institute

Thursday, November 29th ~ 11:30am to 12:30pm

Doors open at 11 – Come early to reserve your seat!

East Common Room in Hart House

Free! Everyone Welcome

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