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25 Mar2010

Lomborg's op-ed: Cars, Bombs, and Climate Change

Published by Project Syndicate

COPENHAGEN – For the better part of a decade, I have upset many climate activists by pointing out that there are far better ways to stop global warming than trying to persuade governments to force or bribe their citizens into slashing their reliance on fuels that emit carbon dioxide. What especially bugs my critics is the idea that cutting carbon is a cure that is worse than the disease – or, to put it in economic terms, that it would cost far more than the problem it is meant to solve. “How can that possibly be true?” they ask. “After all, we are talking about...

25 Mar2010

Le climat de la peur - Lomborg in La Tribune

Published by La Tribune

Devons-nous avoir peur pour l'avenir de notre planète ? Selon les militants environnementaux, nous arrivons à un point de non-retour au-delà duquel il nous serait impossible de sauver le monde du réchauffement climatique. L'évidence scientifique de cette prédiction est discutée. Il n'en demeure pas moins urgent d'éviter ce point de non-retour alors que la politique actuelle de lutte contre le changement climatique est erronée. (...)...

25 Mar2010

Ekonomia walki z globalnym ociepleniem

Published by Racjonalista

Autor tekstu: Bjørn Lomborg Przez większą część tego dziesięciolecia irytowałem aktywistów na rzecz walki z globalnym ociepleniem wskazując, że istnieją lepsze sposoby powstrzymania zmian klimatycznych niż próba przekonania rządów, by zmusiły lub przekupiły obywateli do drastycznego obcięcia zależności od paliw emitujących dwutlenek węgla.

5 Mar2010

La Repubblica: CATASTROFE SENZA PROVE

Published by La Repubblica

Spaventare i cittadini non è la politica giusta BJØRN LOMBORG Negli ultimi mesi l’illustre gruppo di consulenza delle Nazioni Unite sul cambiamento del clima, l’Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Ipcc), è stato scosso da tutta una serie di imbarazzanti rivelazioni sulle fonti di alcune delle sue previsioni più allarmistichee. (…)...

25 Feb2010

2010 Febr op-ed: Climate Science or Climate Evangelism?

As George W. Bush and Tony Blair learned the hard way, the public does not take kindly to being misled about the nature of potential threats. A similar shift in global public opinion is occurring with respect to climate change, owing to a stream of revelations about climate scientists' sloppy, if not tendentious, practice...

22 Feb2010

Munk Debate on Climate Change

Lomborg participated in the Munk Debate in Toronto, Canada, on Dec 1 2009. ABOUT the debate: C02 levels in the atmosphere are climbing steadily higher. Some believe this is having a devastating effect on humans and nature, while others argue that the threat has been overstated. Is this the moment for a bold international treaty to curb carbon emissions? Or, are the social and economic costs of reducing C02 emissions too high in world where a billion people live on a dollar or less a day? Just days before the United Nation’s historic Copenhagen summit the Munk Debates will tackle one of...

10 Feb2010

Lomborg's article in Globe&Mail: Climate strategy on a road to nowhere

Published by The Globe and Mail

From Monday's Globe and Mail Published on Friday, Feb. 05, 2010 Bjorn Lomborg Climate strategy on a road to nowhere After a string of empty promises agreed to in Rio, then Kyoto, then Copenhagen, Canada needs a new approach in making meaningful change to emissions policy Like many countries, Canada has grappled with how to respond effectively to climate change. The federal government has reportedly contemplated both a cap-and-trade carbon emission reduction scheme and a carbon tax, while attracting environmentalist scorn for allowing the development of the oil sands production industry...

10 Feb2010

Lomborg quoted on France24

Published by France 24

France24 has quoted from Bjorn Lomborg’s Le Monde op-ed in its coverage of the carbon tax debate. The link is below; the quote from Lomborg is in the second to last paragraph...

22 Jan2010

Book review about Global Crises, Global Solutions

Published by Oxford Prospect

By Nicholas Newman, Oxford Prospect. Increasingly, we are hearing the term that something must be done to solve the world’s almost never-ending ending crises. The media is full of pressing appeals that every problem is urgent and must be tackled immediately, with often little regard to the economic and social costs involved. Unfortunately, for policy makers, the real world of geopolitics and budgetary issues forces politicians to prioritise decisions. Often such policy decisions will be both tough to make and politically unpopular with the public at large. This book is designed as a set...

11 Jan2010

Lomborg's Skeptical Enviromentalist is among TOP 50 SUSTAINABILITY BOOKS

This unique title draws together in one volume some of the best thinking to date on the pressing social, environmental and ethical challenges we face as a society. These are the Top 50 Sustainability Books as voted for by the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership’s alumni network of over 2,000 senior leaders from around the world. In addition to profiles of all 50 titles, many of the authors share their most recent reflections on the state of the world and the ongoing attempts by business, government and civil society to create a more sustainable future...

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