All y’all into climate change denial: Here is a good episode of Behind the Bastards, “the podcast that dives in past the Cliffs Notes of the worst humans in history and exposes the bizarre realities of their lives.”
Lomberg, a statistician from Denmark, wrote The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World (1986):
...controversial for its claims that overpopulation, declining energy resources, deforestation, species loss, water shortages, certain aspects of global warming, and an assortment of other global environmental issues are unsupported by statistical analysis of the relevant data.Dude was not a scientist.
The episode details how Lonberg spun fiction disguised as fact by making it appear “scientific” and including tons of data from real scientists, but incorrectly and out of context … how the petroleum industry glommed onto him…and why it’s such a challenge to make the average American understand the issue of climate change enough to give a damn about it.
“Behind the Bastards” is one of several podcasts by Robert Evans. Evans “has worked as a conflict journalist in Iraq and Ukraine and reported extensively on far-right extremist groups in the United States. He’s particularly interested in the ways terrorist groups recruit, radicalize and communicate through the Internet.”