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Lomborg Continued


The New York Times has a fairer report on the Danish rebuke of Lomborg. It captures the tone of the report, noting that the report labels the book “scientifically dishonest” but avoids saying the same of Lomborg, and quotes Lomborg’s response: “You can’t say I’m scientifically dishonest or in breach of good scientific conduct unless you point the finger and say this is the smoking gun. It’s like saying you committed murder but we won’t tell you who you killed. It’s impossible for me to defend myself.” Indeed, the Danish report is notably lacking in substantive examples of misconduct and seems preoccupied with the Lomborg’s “tone” and strong rebuttals to his critics. At least the report acknowledges that The Skeptical Environmentalist is “a provocative debate-generating paper.”


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