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7 Oct2008

Copenhagen Consensus 2008

Published by Copenhagen Consensus

Lomborg's Opening Speech at Copenhagen Consensus 2008 Lomborg's Closing Speech at Copenhagen Consensus 2008 Over two years, more than 50 economists have worked to find the best solutions to ten of the world’s biggest challenges. During the last week of May, an expert panel of 8 top-economists, including 5 Nobel Laureates, sat down to assess the research. The ranked list: A prioritized list highlighting the potential of 30 specific solutions to combat some of the biggest challenges facing the world. for more: go to www.copenhagenconsensus.com...

6 Oct2008

Global warming: why cut one 3,000th of a degree?

Published by The Times

Lomborg's article in The Times, Sept 30, 2008. Global warming: why cut one 3,000th of a degree? Britain's efforts to reduce the speed of global warming will cost huge sums of money and have a pitifully tiny effect. Global warming is seen everywhere as one of the most important issues. From the EU to the G8, leaders trip over one another to affirm their commitment to cutting CO2 to heal the world. What they do not often acknowledge - in part because it would lose them support - is that the solutions proffered are incredibly costly and will end up doing amazingly little good, even in a...

2 Sep2008

Lomborg's debate with Yohe in the Guardian

Published by The Guardian

Gary Yohe: Climate change is real, compelling and urgent Björn Lomborg has been a persistent global warming naysayer and his claims misrepresent my findings Bjorn Lomborg: An academic's duty is to truth, not trends Gary Yohe says I am a global warming naysayer – but just because a political movement has clarity, doesn't mean it's smart...

28 Aug2008

Lomborg's debate with Tickell on Guardian

Published by The Guardian

Oliver Tickell, Monday August 11 2008: On a planet 4C hotter, all we can prepare for is extinction There's no 'adaptation' to such steep warming. We must stop pandering to special interests, and try a new, post-Kyoto strategy Björn Lomborg, Friday August 15 2008: Warming warnings get overheated Alarmist predictions of climate change like Oliver Tickell's are not just bad science – they stop us thinking rationally about solutions Oliver Tickell Thursday August 21 2008: Insurance for our planet Spending money now to slow global warming can ensure that ruinous catastrophe...

5 Jan2008

The Guardian: 50 people who could save the planet

Published by The Guardian

Stranded polar bears, melting glaciers, dried-out rivers and flooding on a horrific scale - these were the iconic images of 2007. So who is most able to stop this destruction to our world? A Guardian panel, taking nominations from key environmental figures, met to compile a list of our ultimate green heroes.

3 Jan2008

Realtime with Bill Maher, Sept 21, 2007

Published by Dilbert Blog

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3 Jan2008

Margaret Wente, The Globe and Mail

Published by The Globe and Mail

Global warming's cooler heads How is any normal person supposed to make sense of the global warming debate? I don't blame you if you've given up. The trouble is, it's not a debate at all. It's a heavily politicized screaming match, with claims and counterclaims bombarding you from all directions. What can we do? And who the heck can we believe? If you're in this fix, Bjorn Lomborg is your man. The Danish environmentalist has just published an essential guide for the perplexed, called Cool It. He covers all the bases in language anyone can understand. He doesn't...

3 Jan2008

Interview in Esquire

Published by Esquire

Bjørn Lomborg, the controversial author of The Skeptical Environmentalist, is back with his new book, Cool It. His take on global warming is bound to come under fire. Here, Lomborg responds to his likely critics.

3 Jan2008

Interview in China Post

Published by China Post

"Awarding it to Al Gore cannot be seen as anything other than a political statement. Awarding it to the IPCC is well-founded," said Bjorn Lomborg, author of "The Skeptical Environmentalist. He criticized Gore's film as having "some very obvious mistakes, like the argument that we're going to see six meters of sea-level rise," he said. "They (Nobel committee) have a unique platform in getting people's attention on this issue, and I regret they have used it to make a political statement." Read full interview...

3 Jan2008

Time: Let's Chill About Global Warming

Published by Time

Danish statistician, author of The Skeptical Environmentalist (2001) and one of the TIME 100 Scientists & Thinkers of 2004, Bjorn Lomborg, 42, sat down with TIME's Laura Blue in London to discuss carbon cuts, his many critics, and his new book, Cool It: the Skeptical Environmentalist's guide to Global Warming, published in the U.S. in September 2007. Watch the full interview...

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