Bjorn Lomborg gave a TED Talk in New York on How Much Have Global Problems Cost the World? A Scorecard from 1900 - 2050. He presents a new way to compare global problems and shows that the world is becoming a better, more livable place.

Fox News, Happening Now

Electric cars may not be as 'green' as you think.

Sun News, Canada
The skeptical environmentalist, Bjorn Lomborg, tells Ezra Levant the truth about Golden Rice.

Fox Business

“Cool It” author Bjorn Lomborg on the CO2 emissions from the production and use of electric cars.

Length: 4:02

Fox Business, John Stossel Show with Bjorn Lomborg


Germans are spending about $110 billion on subsidies for solar panels. The net effect of all of Germany's heavy investments in the first generation of ineffective renewables will postpone global warming by 37 hours until the end of the century.

In this talk at The Centre for Independent Studies' 2012 Consilium Conference Dr. Lomborg shows us how the argument for running out of resources and choking in pollution was wrong already when it was made, but has since proven spectacularly wrong. Despite us using ever more resources, we actually have more resources left over — because of technology: we have become better at finding, utilizing and extracting them. Despite ever higher production, we are actually polluting the air and water less, again because of technology: we pollute much less because of cleaner production and smarter design. It does not mean there are no environmental problems. But we can stop panicking and start thinking smartly about how to tackle the remaining problems in the best possible way.

Event: How the Light Get's In Festival,  2012
Session: The World in Our hands 
The Issue
The future of humanity is at stake. There is nothing to worry about. What is it about the debate between environmentalists and skeptics that makes it so intractable? Do we decide our position first and then only purport to argue rationally? Or is one side simply wrong?
The Debate
Radical lawyer Polly Higgins and diplomat Crispin Tickell debate the rationality of climate change with former Chancellor Nigel Lawson and Bjørn Lomborg, one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People.
With: Crispin Tickell, Jonathan Derbyshire, Polly Higgins
Length: 45min:29

Going Green? Turn to Fossil Fuels
Fox Business Video,
length: 2:56
Copenhagen Business School Adjunct Professor Bjorn Lomborg on the world's biggest environmental challenges.



Fareed Zakaria GPS: Lomborg on environmentalism.  Lomborg on the UN's conference on sustainable development.

Event: How the Light Get's In Festival,  2012
Session: Uncharted Territory

The Issue
For centuries we've seen ourselves as on the upward curve of history. But the future looks uncertain, our values precarious. Do we need a new notion of progress?
The Debate
Faced with Lomborg’s praise of our traditional, economic progress, Rose raises concern for the poverty and inequality still that continues. Amid her distinctions between types of progress, Fraser subverts the idea of aspiring for growth altogether, and Zardar envisages controversial new notions of progress needed in an era where world powers are shifting…

With: Giles Fraser, Hilary Rose, Jonathan Derbyshire and Ziauddin Sardar
Length: 56min:44

How the Light Get's In Festival, 
Hay, Wales, UK. 
New Visions of Progress
"Bjørn Lomborg in conversation with Paul Moss" 
One of Time Magazine's most influenctial world figures, sceptical environmentalist Bjørn Lomborg, presents a new and provocative vision for improving the world.
28 mins.

David Letterman - Bjorn Lomborg interview


Bjorn Lomborg’s talk at RSA 


Tackling Global Warming and Doing Good

Political scientist and author Dr. Bjorn Lomborg will detail how global warming is real, important and manmade, but how the information has been presented in a one-sided and alarmist manner. This has lead to panic and poor policy decisions.

Bjorn Lomborg and the Copenhagen Consensus: What is the best way to live global warming?

What's the best way for humanity to reduce suffering from man-made global warming? No individual has been a stronger voice for rational cost-benefit analysis on this issue than Bjorn Lomborg, the head of Copenhagen Consensus Center, and author of The Skeptical Environmentalist and Cool It! On Thursday, September 3, 2009, Lomborg stopped by Reason's DC HQ to discuss the latest iteration of his ongoing project with Reason magazine science correspondent Ronald Bailey.
(30 min)

Climate change: The two-degree target - by Nature Video.

In December, policy makers will meet in Copenhagen, Denmark to thrash out a new global deal on climate change. The aim is to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures. We sent three young climate researchers along with Nature's Olive Heffernan to find out just how much of a challenge this ambitious target will be.

Join them as they seek advice from climate experts including the IPCC's Rajendra Pachauri, challenge the sceptical views of political scientist Bjørn Lomborg, and learn lessons from the Nobel Laureates who showed that CFCs were destroying the ozone layer.

This short film was made at the 2009 Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Germany.

Major reductions in carbon emissions are not worth the money - was the topic of the latest Intelligence Squared US debate (Jan 13). Bjorn Lomborg, Peter Huber and Philip Stott spoke for the motion.
Though they started out with 16% for their proposal and 49% against ("major reductions in carbon emissions are not worth the money"), they ended with 42% for, 48% against.

The entire playlist: Carbon Emissions Debate can be found here:



Vision and Quotes from Copenhagen Consensus conference 2008, in which the Expert Panel and Copenhagen Consensus Center director Bjorn Lomborg outline the project.

Members of the Expert panel: 

  • Nancy Stokey, Frederick Henry Prince Professor in Economics
  • Jagdish Bhagwati, University Professor at Columbia University
  • Vernon Smith, Nobel Laureate Economis 2002
  • Finn Kydland, Nobel Laureate Economist 2004
  • Robert Mundell, Nobel Laureate Economist 1999
  • Douglass North, Nobel Laureate Economist 1993
  • Thomas Schelling, Nobel Laureate Economist 2005

As one of the heroes, profiled in connection with the Hollywood movie "Lions for Lambs" with Robert Redford, Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise

The Skeptical Environmentalist
Danish economist Bjørn Lomborg explains why it's important to question orthodox opinion -- even the widespread fear of global warming.  

Lions for Lambs - Lomborg

Bjorn Lomborg says that global warming isn't as catastrophic as people say while Stephen says it's not a problem at all. (5:40), Sept 10, 2007 

See it online

Lomborg's talk on his book "Cool It" at Google, Sept 20, 2007  

Authors@Google: Bjorn Lomborg

Riz Khan show: Bjorn Lomborg on Environment
Riz Khan talks to Bjorn Lomborg, the author of 'The Skeptical Environmentalist' who challenges widely held beliefs that the state of the environment is worsening.
Time: 2007-07-23 
Length: 16min:39

Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria. Interview with Bjorn Lomborg, 
Bjørn Lomborg of the Copenhagen Consensus argues that the environment is not where we should be spending our money. He tells us what we should focus on instead.
Time: June 2006
Length: 5min:20

Economist Bjorn Lomborg: Global warming is not a priority

Economist Bjorn Lomborg makes a persuasive case for prioritizing the world's biggest problems, asking "If we had $50 billion to spend over the next four years to do good in the world, where should we spend it?" His recommendations - based on the findings of the 2004 Copenhagen Consensus - controversially place global warming at the bottom of the list (and AIDS prevention at the top). Lomborg was named one of the 100 Most Influential People by Time magazine after the publication of his controversial book, The Skeptical Environmentalist which challenged widely-held beliefs that the environment is getting worse. Now the Danish economist is taking on the world's biggest problems with his Copenhagen Consensus. (Recorded February 2005 in Monterey, CA. Duration: 17:27)  

Lomborg on the Copenhagen Consensus