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11 Nov2021

There needs to be a ‘sense of proportion’ on global warming: Bjørn Lomborg

Published by Sky News

Copenhagen Consensus Center President Bjørn Lomborg says global warming will have “mostly negative impacts”, but people need to have a “sense of proportion”. “When temperatures rise, you’re going to see more heat, and hence more heatwaves and hence more heat deaths,” he told Sky News host Andrew Bolt. “But what you don’t hear is that when temperatures rise, you also see less cold, less cold waves, and hence fewer cold deaths.”

10 Nov2021

COP26: quem vai pagar a conta?

Published by O Globo

Na COP26, a maioria dos líderes das nações mais ricas tem se comprometido com a descarbonização de suas economias até meados deste século ou mesmo antes. Ainda assim, é altamente questionável se eles e seus sucessores quererão ou serão capazes de cumprir a promessa, à medida que custos cada vez maiores, de trilhões de dólares, venham a se tornar um fardo para os eleitores. Além disso, políticas climáticas que reduzam o crescimento dificilmente serão aceitas pelos países em desenvolvimento, que precisam tirar suas populações da pobreza e, para isso, dependem mais de novas emissões de carbono...

10 Nov2021

A Reasonable Alternative to COP26 and Preaching Climate Doom

Published by Wall Street Journal

Politicians at the Glasgow climate conference seem to be competing to come up with the most outrageously dire forecast. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called global warming “a doomsday device,” while United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said that humans are “killing ourselves with carbon.” They both get points for alliteration,...

7 Nov2021

Climate related disasters killing less people

Published by Sky News

Copenhagen Consensus Centre President Bjorn Lomborg says there are constantly climate catastrophes and it’s very easy to claim them as global warming. “Global warming is real and it’s very likely that it does have an impact, but what you need to recognise is that because we are richer and more resilient we’ve dramatically drove down the number of people that die from climate-related disasters,” Mr Lomborg told Sky News Australia.

7 Nov2021

« Avec une énergie verte moins chère que celle des combustibles fossiles, le problème du réchauffement climatique serait résolu »

Published by Le Monde

Fort soucieux de montrer leur leadership en matière de climat lors du sommet des Nations unies sur le climat à Glasgow lors de la COP26, les dirigeants du monde entier évoquent à nouveau d’ambitieux objectifs de réduction des émissions de carbone. Le président américain Joe Biden, par exemple, s’est fixé pour objectif de créer « un secteur de l’électricité sans pollution par le carbone d’ici 2035 et une économie à émissions nettes nulles au plus tard en 2050 ».

5 Nov2021

World Leaders Need To Unleash Green Innovation At COP26

Published by Forbes

In their bids to showcase climate leadership at the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow (COP26), leaders of rich nations are once again talking of ambitious carbon reduction targets. President Biden, for example, has reaffirmed his goal of creating “a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 and net zero emissions economy by no later than 2050.”

4 Nov2021

Kudarcos évtizedeken vagyunk túl: az emisszió vágása helyett a zöld energia kutatására kell inkább koncentrálni!

Published by Portfolio

Huszonnégy év telt el a kiotói egyezmény elfogadása óta, amely az első, széndioxid-kibocsátás csökkentését ígérő globális megállapodás volt. Az emisszió mértéke azonban tovább növekedett, mivel egyetlen egy politikai vezető sem akar nagy költségeket megfizettetni az állampolgáraival. Amire szükség van, az az, hogy sokkal nagyobb hangsúlyt kell helyezni a zöld energia kutatására. Ha a világ egy olyan zöld energiát talált volna már fel, amely olcsóbb a fosszilis energiahordozókhoz képest, akkor megoldottuk volna a globális felmelegedés kérdését.

4 Nov2021

COP26: una cumbre ante el desafío de las promesas incumplidas

Published by Milenio

De cara a la Cumbre del Clima de la ONU en Glasgow (COP26), los líderes mundiales vuelven a hablar de objetivos ambiciosos para la reducción del carbono. El presidente de los Estados Unidos, Joe Biden, por ejemplo, ha fijado el objetivo de crear "un sector energético libre de contaminación por carbono para 2035 y una economía de emisiones netas cero a más tardar en 2050". https://www.milenio.com/opinion/bjorn-lomborg/columna-bjorn-lomborg/cop26-una-cumbre-ante-el-desafio-de-las-promesas-incumplidas

3 Nov2021

We’re Safer From Climate Disasters Than Ever Before

Published by Wall Street Journal

Activists constantly talk about the existential threat climate change poses and the deaths natural disasters inflict—but they never quite manage to total up these deaths. One reason is that it’s easier to bend the data about disaster frequency than to bend death statistics. Death tolls tell a very clear story: People are safer from climate-related disasters than ever before.

3 Nov2021

Bjorn Lomborg: 'Young people are terrified of climate change but this is not the end of the world'

Published by talkRADIO

Campaigners have warned that net zero pledges made at COP26 are "doomed to fail" without regulation. But environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg tells Julia Hartley Brewer: "Young people are terrified but It's important to tell them there is less chance of them dying. This is not the end of the world." He also warns that world leaders at COP26 are trying to "force" net zero targets that will be "incredibly costly and politically impossible."

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