Did the Poznan climate talks produce more than a lot of hot air?

The Reuters article about Poznan quotes Lomborg's article that was published one day before in Forbes: (...) Meanwhile, Bjorn Lomborg, author of the "Sceptical Environmentalist" writes in the business magazine, Forbes, that rather than wasting money on meetings to decide global agreements which will inevitably be ignored, the world's poorest would be better served by improvements to their living conditions now. "Interventions like improving malnutrition and child health in the Third World deserve a much higher priority than carbon cuts to battle climate change," he says. More should be invested in research and development of low-carbon energy sources in conjunction with helping lift the poorest out of poverty, argues Lomborg.(...) 

20 Aug 2009

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