Danish eco-rebel "gagged by own directors"
Controversial statistician Bjørn Lomborg, appointed in February to head Denmark's new "Institute for environmental economic assessment" (EED 27/02/02), has been "gagged" by his directors, Politiken newspaper reported today. Declining requests to comment on a new UN state of the world report, Mr Lomborg said he had agreed "not to make any statements in the Danish media for the time being." Board chairman Ole Kristensen denied Mr Lomborg had been gagged; there was simply agreement, he said, that statements should be based on the institute's own work and "not on Bjørn Lomborg's previous work." See article.