Documenting Lomborg's Lies

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

New book deconstructs Bjørn Lomborg’s claim that global warming is no big deal ….

Howard Friel. The Lomborg Deception: Setting the Record Straight About Global Warming. Yale University Press. Publication date: March 1, 2010

From the publisher’s announcement:

In this major assessment of leading climate-change skeptic Bjørn Lomborg, Howard Friel meticulously deconstructs the Danish statistician’s claim that global warming is “no catastrophe” by exposing the systematic misrepresentations and partial accounting that are at the core of climate skepticism. His detailed analysis serves not only as a guide to reading the global warming skeptics, but also as a model for assessing the state of climate science. …

From early reviews

“Anyone who picks up Cool It (particularly any students) should have Lomborg Deception within reach to decide for themselves whether Lomborg’s main claim to authority—that environmentalists make it up while he provides accurate facts—is so much hot air.” — Sharon Begley, Newsweek, Feb 22, 2010

“Howard Friel’s careful documentation of persistent, repetitive and pervasive misrepresentation in The Lomborg Deception should diminish significantly the credibility of Bjørn Lomborg’s contributions to the false-scientific debate about climate change that has become dangerously politicized.” — Gary W. Yohe, Woodhouse/Sysco Professor of Economics, Wesleyan University

“Bjorn Lomborg’s claims that environmental scientists mislead society into wasting money on non-problems is based on hundreds of out of context citations, dozens of straw men, selective inattention to inconvenient science, and the illusion of careful scholarship—Friel documents this deception brilliantly.” — Stephen H. Schneider, Stanford University

1 Comment