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SAID BY BJØRN LOMBORG . .


ON THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT

 "The greenhouse effect is extremely doubtful" [Danish: Drivhuseffekten er yderst tvivlsom].
Bjørn Lomborg in his `break-through´ article, "The true state of the planet", Politiken, Denmark, 12th Jan. 1998.

 "This chapter accepts the reality of man-made global warming . . " - 2001, TSE p. 259

ABOUT PREDICTING THE FUTURE

 On Lester Brown´s pessimistic prediction of future trends in wheat yields: "Also, and this is ironic, the very year Brown made his statement, wheat yields broke through the previous wall, and have since then been above the "maximum" every single year save one." - 2001, TSE p. 97.

"Thus, it is also expected that the oil price will once again decline from $27 to the low $20s until 2020."
- 2001, TSE p. 122.


ABOUT CRITICISM

In response to the review in Nature:

"Basically, the question to ask Pimm & Harvey seems to be: if I really am so wrong, why don´t you just document that?"

On the FAQ page on www.Lomborg.com, commenting on Lomborg-errors:

"However, with limited time, Lomborg cannot reply to every new claim from Fog. Moreover, it would seem reasonable that Fog would have used his best counterarguments first, and clearly these have not stood up."

See my reply on this page in Lomborg-errors.

 

WHAT LOMBORG HAS SAID REGARDING OTHERS

 About David Pimentel:
"The Pimentel article repeatedly makes the mistakes we have talked about above, but most importantly it is wrong and seriously misleading on all of its central conclusions. However, this has not hindered the article in being cited and frequently used in pointing out the decline of the world." - The Skeptical Environmentalist (TSE) p. 22.

About Lester Brown:
" . . something which Brown is aware of but inexplicably ignores." - TSE p. 103

About Stephen Schneider, John P. Holdren, John Bongaarts and Thomas Lovejoy
In response to the editor of Scientific American who asked four leading experts to critique Lomborg´s treatment of their areas:

"Notice that these four editors have certainly not been chosen randomly - two of the four reviewers are actually directly criticized in my book. . . the obvious lack of any concern for presenting a balanced review of my work calls into question the real purpose of this Scientific American feature." - Lomborg´s reply to Scientific American, 16th February 2002.

About Stefan Rahmstorf, lead author of the paleoclimate chapter of the 4th assessment report of the IPCC:
"Rahmstorf is a well-established, serious researcher on climate change who holds a minority view on the rise in the sea-level."
- Lomborg in The Guardian, 9th March 2009, see here.