Panel: “The Skeptical Environmentalist” perverted message
“COPENHAGEN, Denmark, January 8, 2003 (ENS) – An official Danish scientific ethics panel has ruled that Bjorn Lomborg “perverted the scientific message” in his book “The Sceptical Environmentalist,” which disputes the seriousness of many key environmental problems. The decision is an embarrassment for the Danish government, which last year installed Lomborg as head of a new Environmental Assessment Institute (IMV).
Part of Denmark’s Committees on Scientific Dishonesty, the panel decided to examine Lomborg’s book after receiving several complaints. It has cleared him of the most serious charge of misleading readers deliberately or through gross negligence, but nevertheless finds the book to be “clearly contrary to the standards of good scientific practice.”