Bjorn Lomborg

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1 Jun2010

Lomborg on Stossel

Published by Fox Business

May 28, 2010 Undue Panic Over Global Warming Bjorn Lomborg, author of "The Skeptical Environmentalist", argues we need to be smart about global warming and not rush into making policies out of panic and fear.

31 May2010

Lomborg's article in New Statesman

CLOUD CONTROL Drastic and immediate cuts in carbon emissions, as advocated by most of the green lobby, are an expensive way of doing very little good. They would reduce growth and especially hurt the world’s poor. But there is another, better way There is a disturbing tendency among many in the climate debate today to deride as "deniers" anyone who does not advocate making huge and immediate carbon cuts. The framing began nearly a decade ago with discussions about the science of climate change. People who questioned the link between carbon emissions and warming were branded...

18 May2010

Lomborg on BigThink: Our Responsibility to Adapt

Published by Big Think

Our Responsibility to Adapt BJØRN LOMBORG Balancing People, Planet and Profit: The Future of Business Sustainability What is sustainable business? Over the next three months, we will be sharing insights from some of the world's leading thinkers and policy makers on what sustainability means and how we should approach the key environmental, economic and societal challenges we face today. Dive in and join the debate.

17 May2010

Lomborg in Mladina

Published by Mladina

“Globalno segrevanje je problem, ni pa nekaj, zaradi česar bi se ponoči obračal v postelji in imel težave s spanjem.” Bjorn Lomborg BJØRN LOMBORG, SKEPTIČNI OKOLJEVARSTVENIK STAŠ ZGONIK Dr. Bjørn Lomborg je človek, ki redkokoga pusti hladnega. 45-letni Danec, doktor političnih znanosti, je avtor ene najbolj kontroverznih knjig zadnjih desetletij z naslovom Skeptični okoljevarstvenik (angl. Sceptical Environmentalist). V njej je leta 2001 podvomil o splošno sprejetih vtisih o stanju in razvoju svetovnih problemov, od povečevanja lakote do izginjanja naftnih rezerv in podnebnih...

4 May2010

Lomborg at PEN World Voices

Published by PEN World

Lomborg participated in the Weather Report panel, Apr 29 in New York. You can watch the entire event online. Lomborg's part of the talk starts at 33 minutes in.

26 Apr2010

Lomborg's op-ed in USA Today: Earth Day: Smile, don't shudder

Published by USA Today

Earth Day: Smile, don't shudder By Bjorn Lomborg USA Today, Apr 21, 2010 Given all the talk of impending catastrophe, this may come as a surprise, but as we approach the 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day, people who care about the environment actually have a lot to celebrate. Of course, that's not how the organizers of Earth Day 2010 see it. In their view (to quote a recent online call to arms), "The world is in greater peril than ever." But consider this: In virtually every developed country, the air is more breathable and the water is more drinkable than it was in...

26 Apr2010

Lomborg on CNN Amanpour

Published by CNN

CNN'S AMANPOUR A New Look at the Climate Change Debate Aired February 24, 2010 - 15:00:00 ET AMANPOUR: (...) Are Senator Inhofe's claims hot air or do they have merit? Joining me now from Washington to discuss all of this, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, who's also the author of "Hot, Flat and Crowded," from Copenhagen, the renowned climate change skeptic, Bjorn Lomborg, who's author of "The Skeptical Environmentalist," and here in the studio, Jim Hansen, head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies and who's credited with sparking...

26 Apr2010

Reaction on Lomborg's Earth Day op-ed

Published by National Review

National Review Online Wednesday, April 21, 2010 In Honor of Earth Day, Let's Have Some DDT by Veronique de Rugy Tomorrow is Earth Day. Preparing for the event, my daughter's first-grade class has been hard at work to show all the perils that our planet faces. Hoping to brighten her teacher and her classmates' day, I sent her to school with this USA Today article by the fantastic director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, Bjorn Lomborg, stating that: Given all the talk of impending catastrophe, this may come as a surprise, but as we approach the 40th anniversary of the first...

26 Apr2010

Lomborg's wish for Earth Day

Published by Vanity Fair

The Vanity Fair Earth Day video has posted. It's 4 min and Bjorn Lomborg appears in the first minute. He appears along the likes of Stephen Chu, Deepak Chopra, Frances Benecke and many more. An Eco Wish Forty years ago today, 20 million Americans stood up to promote environmental activism, and the modern environmental movement was born. Now more than 500 million people in 175 countries celebrate Earth Day. Since Earth Day is about changing human behavior and policy, it’s a good time to consider how one can make a difference in this new era of collaborative, interactive giving that I...

26 Apr2010

Lomborg interview in Istoé Dinheiro

Published by Istoé Dinheiro

"Só os espertos ganharam com o mercado de carbono" O ambientalista e cientista político dinamarquês Bjorn Lomborg, 45 anos, percorre o mundo com uma tarefa, digamos, inglória: convencer que a redução das emissões de dióxido de carbono (CO2) não trará nenhum benefício na luta contra as mudanças climáticas Por Rosenildo Gomes Ferreira Com um discurso que o coloca em rota de colisão com ONGs e até mesmo agências governamentais, Lomborg é acusado de fazer o jogo das empresas petrolíferas. Ele nega. “Das promessas feitas na Rio 92 e em Kyoto, em 1998, pouca coisa saiu do papel...