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Bjorn Lomborg

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30 Aug2016

Facebook Live chat with Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times

Dr. Lomborg stopped by The New York Times to speak with Nicholas Kristof about the work of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and how to do the most good in the world. “You can spend your money and do a lot of good many different places but some places you will do just a little good and some places you will do a lot good. Let’s do those places first.” – Bjorn Lomborg...

2 Aug2016

The Alarming Thing About Climate Alarmism

Published by PragerU

Are droughts, hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters getting stronger and more frequent? Are carbon dioxide emissions, global temperatures and sea levels putting us on a path for climate catastrophe? Bjorn Lomborg, Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, breaks down the facts about the environment and shows why the reality of climate change may be very different from what you hear in the media.

18 Jul2016

U.N. Development Disconnects

Published by Wall Street Journal

Bjorn Lomborg stopped by the Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Journal to speak with Mary Kissel, WSJ Editorial Board Member. Watch the entire interview in which Bjorn discusses how the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Agenda could have the biggest bang-for-the-buck by spending just little bit more of the development aid on the smartest targets...

22 Apr2016

Interview with Al Jazeera

Published by Al Jazeera

Climate change is a real problem and we need to fix it but wishful thinking isn’t going to solve the problem. The Paris Treaty will have almost no effect on climate change...

8 Feb2016

Are Electric Cars Really Green?

Published by PragerU

Are electric cars greener than conventional gasoline cars? If so, how much greener? What about the CO2 emissions produced during electric cars' production? And where does the electricity that powers electric cars come from? Environmental economist Bjorn Lomborg, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, examines how environmentally friendly electric cars really are...

30 Nov2015

Is Climate Change Our Biggest Problem?

Published by PragerU

Is man-made climate change our biggest problem? Are the wildfires, droughts and hurricanes we see on the news an omen of even worse things to come? The United Nations and many political leaders think so and want to spend trillions of tax dollars to reverse the warming trend. Are they right? Will the enormous cost justify the gain? Economist Bjorn Lomborg, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, explains the key issues and reaches some sobering conclusions.

24 Jun2015

Green Revolution 2.0: Ensuring Food Security Through Agricultural R&D

In developing countries more than three-quarters of food waste occurs before it reaches consumers, through inefficient agriculture.

17 Jun2015

Opinion Journal: Bang for the Development Buck

Published by Wall Street Journal

Copenhagen Consensus Center Director Bjorn Lomborg explains how the United Nations can set rational goals for its next antipoverty agenda.

29 Jul2014

Bjorn Lomborg recently gave testimony to the US Senate

Current climate action is more costly than inaction, even if politicians were smart. Bjorn Lomborg recently gave testimony to the US Senate in regard to the economic and budgetary consequences of climate change.The cost of climate action is likely to cost at least twice as much as climate inaction in this century. Lomborg presented how green energy research could show a way out of this dilemma. Renowned climate scientist Prof. Judith Curry called the testimony "important, well worth reading and pondering." Read Lomborg's testimony or watch the full hearings on webcasts from the...

25 Jun2014

Two Videos That Illuminate Energy Poverty

Published by Gates Notes

On his personal web-page, Bill Gates highlights Bjorn Lomborg's arguments: the 3 billion people living in energy poverty can’t afford today’s expensive clean energy solutions, and we can’t expect them wait for the technology to get cheaper. Gates and his team produced two videos with Bjorn Lomborg, in which he explains why fossil fuels can fight poverty and save lives...

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