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The Fraser Institute

January 19, 2005 11:00 ET

Media Advisory - Bjorn Lomborg, author of The Skeptical Environmentalist, to speak in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Jan. 19 - Bjorn Lomborg, best-selling author and
environmentalist, will speak on Monday, January 24 at a Fraser Institute
roundtable luncheon in Vancouver on "Global Crises: Global Solutions".
Bjorn Lomborg has challenged widely held doomsday beliefs that the global
environment is progressively getting worse and that human action is to blame.
His assertion that many scientists and environmentalists were being unduly
pessimistic and making claims not based on good science ignited a fierce
debate in such publications as the Scientific American.
Lomborg will discuss his new book, Global Crises, Global Solutions, which
proposes action for the "top ten" current global crises: climate change,
communicable diseases, conflicts, education, financial instability,
corruption, migration, malnutrition and hunger, trade barriers, and water
access. Contributions from leading economists provide detailed cost/benefit
analyses to help determine how we can achieve the most good with our money.
Dr. Bjorn Lomborg is an associate professor of statistics at the
University of Aarhus and author of the best-selling book, The Skeptical
Environmentalist. He is also the former director of the Danish Environmental
Assessment Institute. Lomborg was recently named one of the most 100
influential people in the world by Time magazine.

Date: Monday, January 24, 2005

Time: 11:45 am - Reception
12:15 pm - Lunch starts
12:45 pm - Speech (timing is approximate)
1:15 pm - Q & A

Location: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

There will be a media table and interested media are invited to attend.

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