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The New York Review of Books: Bill McKibben vs. Bjorn Lomborg

October 11, 2007

Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 15:11:49 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Maurizio Morabito”
To: “Letters NYRB”

Dear Editors

Bill McKibben devotes almost 40% of his “Can Anyone Stop It?” piece (NYRB, October 11, 2007) to a series of invectives against Bjorn Lomborg and his new book “Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming”.

I cannot remember any article of comparable vitriol on the New York Review of Books during the past 2 years at least. Perhaps if people hold grudges against one another they should at least try to save the rest of the world from boredom.

Are you going to allow any space to Mr Lomborg to reply to the plethora of negativity sent his way by Mr McKibben?

Or, as the latter recommended just the once, will you simply point your readers in the direction of