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9 Dec2009

Cyclones and Global Warming

Published by The Wall Street Journal

NOVEMBER 22, 2009, Wall Street Journal Cyclones and Global Warming: A survivor in India says carbon cuts won't help. By BJØRN LOMBORG Global warming has captured the attention of politicians around the world. The following article is part of a series leading up to the December United Nations conference in Copenhagen on how ordinary people in different countries view the issue: One week after Cyclone Aila flattened Lakshmi Bera's mud, bamboo and thatched grass house in May, a Copenhagen Consensus researcher found her family of five under the open sky. Their only protection was a...

30 Nov2009

Lomborg: Under heat, climate-change contrarian won't wilt

Published by The Globe and Mail

Interview with Bjorn Lomborg. John Allemang From Saturday's Globe and Mail Published on Friday, Nov. 27 2009 Under heat, climate-change contrarian won't wilt. The controversial Bjorn Lomborg doesn't deny global warming. But he believes it's ‘an incredibly bad deal' to spend so much money on cutting carbon emissions, he tells John Allemang. Former Danish statistics professor Bjorn Lomborg created a storm of controversy when he published The Skeptical Environmentalist , a 1998 work that was denounced by scientists for its cost-benefit critique of the Kyoto Protocol but...

18 Nov2009

Global Warming as Seen From Bangladesh

Published by Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal. BJØRN LOMBORG, Nov 9 2009. Global Warming as Seen From Bangladesh The following article is part of a series leading up to the December United Nations conference in Copenhagen on how ordinary people in different countries view global warming. When the monsoon rains come, Momota Begum and her husband and children must take turns sleeping in their tiny concrete house's one bed to escape the waste and human excrement that can wash in from outside. They live in a three-decade old refugee camp in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is run for Urdu-speaking people who found themselves on...

6 Nov2009

Lomborg: Climate Change and Malaria in Africa

Published by Wall Street Journal

WALL STREET JOURNAL By BJORN LOMBORG Climate Change and Malaria in Africa Limiting carbon emissions won't do much to stop disease in Zambia. NOVEMBER 1, 2009 When he first got sick, Samson Banda didn't realize he had malaria. Only after he came down with a serious fever did he end up at a clinic in the Bauleni slum compound in Lusaka, Zambia. The clinic has just a few nurses and staff with basic medical skills. Locals can wait for an entire day to be seen. Unchecked malaria is serious. Nine out of 10 of the world's annual one million malaria-caused deaths occur in sub-Saharan...

6 Nov2009

Bridging the Generation Gap on Climate -interview with Lomborg

Published by New York Times

By SEBNEM ARSU and JAMES KANTER Published: October 30, 2009 ...Bjorn Lomborg, a Danish political scientist who found fame as the author of the provocative book “The Skeptical Environmentalist,” said that by campaigning for swift agreement at a global climate conference in December in Copenhagen, the Elders risked backing expensive and ineffective solutions that might divert money from more effective measures to save lives and protect the planet. “I have no doubt the Elders care deeply about their grandchildren,” Mr. Lomborg said, “but we should be concerned about...

26 Oct2009

The View from Vanuatu on Climate Change

Published by Wall Street Journal

(...) Torethy Frank, a 39-year-old woman carving out a subsistence lifestyle on Vanuatu's Nguna Island, is one of those "innocent people." Yet, she has never heard of the problem that her government rates as a top priority. "What is global warming?" she asks a researcher for the Copenhagen Consensus Center. (...) Read it online BL 2009 Oct 22 WSJ Vanuatu...

21 Oct2009

Lomborg interview at Barron's: A Smarter Approach to Climate Change

Published by Barron's

DANISH STATISTICIAN AND MORAL CRUSADER Bjorn Lomborg rarely misses an opportunity. Speaking by telephone last week from his apartment in Copenhagen, Lomborg told me about his recent initiative to get the world to deal sensibly with climate change. (...)

23 Sep2009

Interview with Lomborg on Deutsche Welle

Published by Deutsche Welle

CLIMATE | 22.09.2009 Cutting carbon emissions won't stop climate change, expert says As world leaders meet at the UN to discuss climate change, Bjorn Lomborg tells DW he expects little to come from the talks. He tells politicians there are better ways to spend billions than on fighting climate change. (...) Read it online Int BL 2009 Sept 22 Deutsche Welle .pdf...

21 Sep2009

Lomborg's op-ed in Forbes

Published by Forbes

09-21-2009: Climate Change: A Perilous Path Our costly ''solutions'' could be more harmful than global warming itself. Evidence is growing that relatively cheap policies like climate engineering and non-carbon energy research could effectively prevent suffering from global warming, both in the short and long term. Unfortunately, political leaders gathering at a special meeting of the United Nations in New York this week will focus on a very different response. (...)...

7 Sep2009

Lomborg in Newsweek: Carbon Cuts Won’t Work

Published by Newsweek

When world leaders meet for the climate-change summit in Copenhagen this December, they will make decisions that will affect the world for many generations. Three months before that meeting, there is an alarming absence of serious discussion about what these decisions should be. What passes for debate is usually a shouting match between those who believe that climate change is not real and those who believe that it will end life on Earth. We are all, it seems, either "deniers" or "believers." (...)...

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