"With 173 charts, nine tables and a staggering 2,930 footnotes, THE SKEPTICAL ENVIRONMENTALIST will be a source of reference for years to come. But it is also a readable, accessible and simple account of the state of the world, told as much in the illuminating charts as in the text itself. And it is a fascinating polemic, too....The Big Green organizations will not like it. They will accuse Lomborg of defending Big Business...but the charge cannot stick. He has an impeccably Leftish background and a transparent independence of mind. And he is not complacent: 'By far the majority of indicators show that mankind's lot has vastly improved. This does not, however, mean that everything is good enough.'Lomborg, Bjørn is the author of 'Skeptical Environmentalist Measuring the Real State of the World' with ISBN 9780521804479 and ISBN 0521804477.