"The Skeptical Environmentalist": A Conversation with John Tierney and Bjorn Lomborg
Bjorn Lomborg asks why the only disasters that get attention are "sexy" ones:
Lomborg discusses his views about how any debate on improving lives of the poor around the world requires us to understand that resources are scarce, and that being obsessed by "sexy", attention-grabbing issues means we ignore the less glamorous, but often far more severe issues. Of course, the media and political world tends to push attention towards the "eye-catching initiatives" (to use Tony Blair's formulation). But that doesn't mean we have to settle for this. Lomborg is terrific. No wonder he drives deep Greens nuts.