Articles & Videos
Bjorn Lomborg is active in both writing articles and attending different podcasts and interviews. Find his recent attendings below, and filter after your preferences.
There is no bee crisis
Published by Ottawa Citizen
2013-09-03 Contrary to what you may have heard, there is no “bee-pocalypse.” There is lots of alarmist talk about colony collapse disorder, people are blaming pesticides and talking about hundreds of billions of dollars at risk. But a closer look tells a very different story. Read the article online.
Millioner af døde på den grønne samvittighed
Published by Berlingske
Trashing rice, killing children
Published by National Journal
2013-08-29 Activists have destroyed a field trial of "Golden Rice" in the Philippines. Golden Rice is genetically modified to have vitamin A. Three billion people depend on rice as their staple food, with 10% at risk for vitamin A deficiency. Thus, golden rice could prevent many of the 668,000 child deaths from vitamin A deficiency every year. Over the past 12 years, Greenpeace and others have tried to block Golden Rice in every possible way, even though science shows no adverse effects on health or the environment.
The Decline of Renewable Energy
Published by Project Syndicate
2013-08-14 PRAGUE – Many today believe that renewable energy will let us get off fossil fuels soon. Unfortunately, the facts say otherwise. According to International Energy Agency data, 13.12% of the world’s energy came from renewables in 1971, the first year that the IEA reported global statistics. In 2011, renewables’ share was actually lower, at 12.99%. Yet a new survey shows that Americans believe that the share of renewables in 2035 will be 30.2%. In reality, it will likely be 14.5%.