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16 Dec2008

Top scientist takes new tack on global warming

Published by Haaretz

By Zafrir Rinat, January 21, 2008, Haaretz One of the world's most influential environmental scientists is set to present a controversial argument here today against the focus on reducing greenhouse gases and favoring R&D and better planning for the results of global warming such as hurricanes. Professor Bjorn Lomborg argues that funds should be invested in research and development that in a few decades will spawn technology to produce clean energy that all countries can use. Until then, the focus should be on improving readiness for possible disasters caused by global warming.....

16 Dec2008

Focus On Trade, Not Climate Change

Published by Forbes

Bjorn Lomborg, 12.15.2008 An economic argument against stricter caps on carbon emissions. While the world focused on United Nations-led discussions about climate change last week, international trade talks fell apart. The World Trade Organization head says progress on the Doha Round--negotiations to lower trade barriers--is stalled until well into next year...

16 Dec2008

Chilling Effect - Global warmists try to stifle debate

Published by Wall Street Journal

John McCain, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton all promise bold action on climate change. All have endorsed a form of cap-and-trade system that would severely limit future carbon emissions. The Democratic Congress is champing at the bit to act. So too is the Climate Action Partnership, a coalition of companies led by General Electric and Duke Energy... WSJ Opinion Journal, JOHN FUND ON THE TRAIL

16 Dec2008

Counterterrorism Priorities Are Proving Wasteful

Published by Rantburg

By Bjorn Lomborg and Todd Sandler. ...Recently, Copenhagen Consensus, whose purpose is to weigh the costs and benefits of different solutions to the world's biggest problems, commissioned new research into the merits of different methods of combating terrorism. The results are surprising and troubling.....

9 Dec2008

Bjorn Lomborg's advice for President-elect Obama on the cover of WSJ

Published by Wall Street Journal

A New Dawn, by BJøRN LOMBORG The benefits of climate-change policies are limited and costly. Instead, the president-elect needs to coolly evaluate competing priorities, says Bjørn Lomborg. Most generations face large and daunting challenges. But few generations have the promise of leadership that could address them rationally. Fortunately, President-elect Obama is uniquely positioned to achieve such a feat and help the world solve some of its most entrenched issues. He will be swamped with suggestions as to what to do first -- perhaps none more impassioned than those who advocate dealing with...

28 Nov2008

Lomborg in Vækst

Published by Vækst

Interview in Danish. Det er for dyrt at reducere CO2-udledningen med de nuværende teknologier. Derfor skal vi forske mere, siger Bjørn Lomborg. Nej, for den teknologiske udvikling kommer, når markedet er i gang, siger Frank Rosager fra Xergi A/S. BL interview in Vaekst 2008-4 Nov.pdf

18 Nov2008

Lomborg's review on Tom Friedman's book

Published by Wall Street Journal

Lomborg: A Chilling View of Warming Climate change prompts a call to arms. But at what cost would the battle be waged? Review on Tom Friedman's book on WSJ, Sept 13, 2008...

15 Nov2008

Lomborg: why a Green Revolution is the wrong answer to tackling global warming

Published by The Guardian

The Green Pseudo Revolution - Lomborg's latest op-ed in the Guardian, Nov 14 2008. With a worldwide recession advancing, strong action on global warming has been thrown into jeopardy. This matters, because in little more than a year, the world will sit down in Copenhagen to negotiate the follow-on treaty to the failed Kyoto Protocol. Yet, with people losing jobs and income, immediate economic help seems to matter more than temperature differentials 100 years from now. (...)...

15 Nov2008

Europe, Japan Face $46 Billion Global-Warming Penalty

Published by Bloomberg

Twenty nations including Japan, Italy and Australia may be releasing more greenhouse-gas pollution than they agreed to under the Kyoto treaty to curb global warming. They're failing to rein in carbon-dioxide output enough to meet their pledges signed in 1997 in Kyoto, Japan, according to reports by individual countries. As a penalty for missing their goals under the treaty, the nations are required to buy permits for every excess ton of the heat-trapping gas released through 2012. That will total 2.3 billion permits for 20 nations, New Carbon Finance, a research firm in London, has...

15 Oct2008

Lomborg's new op-ed: Is global warming always worse than expected?

Published by The Guardian

Let the data speak for itself Bjorn Lomborg, Tuesday October 14 2008 08.00 BST Despite the message favoured by environmental campaigners, temperatures in this decade have not been worse than expected Have you noticed how environmental campaigners almost inevitably say that not only is global warming happening and bad, but also that what we are seeing is even worse than expected? This is odd, because any reasonable understanding of how science proceeds would expect that, as we refine our knowledge, we find that things are sometimes worse and sometimes better than we expected, and that the most...

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