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David Robbins: Emigration once again? I'm happy at home, thanks

Published 22/01/2012 | 06:00

Professor Richard Tol is what an older generation might call a quare genius. Prof Tol, who has just departed these shores after a stint as a researcher with the ESRI, proved a rather divisive figure during his time among us.

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He was a great man to post his thoughts on the topics of the day -- usually to do with green issues -- on websites such as and

Although a self-professed supporter of environmental causes, he often doubted the efficacy of any environmental measures proposed by the authorities. He even wondered if cycling was really worth it in environmental terms.

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