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Bjorn Lomborg

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Publications

How Much Have Global Problems Cost the World?

(Cambridge University Press, 2013)

There are often blanket claims that the world is facing more problems than ever, but there is a lack of empirical data to show where things have deteriorated or in fact improved. In this book, some of the world's leading economists discuss ten problems that have blighted human development. 


Global Problems, Smart Solutions - Costs and Benefits

Copenhagen Consensus 2012 (Cambridge University Press, 2013)

Every four years since 2004, the Copenhagen Consensus Center has organized a high profile thought experiment on how a hypothetical extra $75 billion of development assistance might best be spent to solve twelve of the major crises facing the world. In this specially commissioned book, more than 50 experts make their cases for investment.


How to Spend $75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place

 (Copenhagen Consensus Center, 2012; 2014)

New 2nd edition! The world faces myriad challenges - yet we are constrained by scarce resources. In the 21st Century, how do we tackle global warming, achieve better nutrition, educate children... and address countless global issues? By prioritizing the top solutions. 


Rethink HIV

(Cambridge University Press, 2012)

Thirty years after the identification of the disease that became known as AIDS, humanitarian organizations warn that the fight against HIV/AIDS has slowed, amid a funding shortfall and donor fatigue. In this book, world-class specialist authors, Nobel Laureates, and African civil society leaders identify the most effective ways to tackle the pandemic across sub-Saharan Africa. 


Cool It

Cool It is a groundbreaking book that transforms the debate about global warming by offering a fresh perspective based on human needs as well as environmental concerns. Rather than starting with the most radical procedures, Lomborg argues that we should first focus our resources on more immediate concerns and asks why the debate over climate change has stifled rational dialogue and killed meaningful dissent.

Enlightening, eye-opening, brain-nourishing stuff!"
Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times


Latin American Development Priorities: Costs and Benefits

(Cambridge University Press, 2010)

Many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have achieved considerable economic growth, yet the region still faces many seemingly intractable problems. Latin American Development Priorities shows how limited resources could be used for the greatest benefit of the Latin American and Caribbean region. 


Global Crises, Global Solutions

Cambridge University Press, 2009

The first edition of Global Crises, Global Solutions was nominated as one of the books of the year by The Economist in 2004. This second edition asks: if we had more money to spend to help the world's poorest people, where could we spend it most effectively? 


Solutions For The World's Biggest Problems

Cambridge University Press, 2007

The world has many pressing problems. Thanks to the efforts of governments, NGOs, and individual activists there is no shortage of ideas for resolving them. However, even if all governments were willing to spend more money, we cannot do it all at once. This book offers a rigorous overview of twenty-three of the world's biggest problems.

 


Smart Solutions to Climate Change

Cambridge University Press, 2007

The failure of the Copenhagen climate conference in December 2009 revealed major flaws in the way the world's policy makers have attempted to prevent dangerous levels of increases in global temperatures. The expert authors in this specially commissioned collection focus on the likely costs and benefits of a very wide range of policy options.


How to Spend $50 Billion to Make the World a Better Place

Cambridge University Press, 2006

Edited by Bjorn Lomborg, this abridged version of the highly acclaimed Global Crises, Global Solutions provides a serious yet accessible springboard for debate and discussion on the world's most serious problems, and what we can do to solve them. 


Global Crises, Global Solutions

Cambridge University Press, 2004

A unique publication exploring the opportunities for addressing ten of the most serious challenges facing the world today.  In a world fraught with problems and challenges, we need to gauge how to achieve the greatest good with our money. Global Crises, Global Solutions provides a rich set of arguments and data for prioritizing our response most effectively.


The Skeptical Environmentalist

In The Skeptical Environmentalist Bjørn Lomborg challenges widely held beliefs that the global environment is progressively getting worse. Using statistical information from internationally recognized research institutes, Lomborg systematically examines a range of major environmental issues and documents that the global environment has actually improved. 

This is one of the most valuable books on public policy - not merely on environmental policy - to have been written for the intelligent general reader in the past ten years. ...The Skeptical Environmentalist is a triumph.
The Economist, June 9, 2001