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.
Niet twijfelen aan klimaatwetenschap, wel aan zeer duur nutteloos beleid
Published by De Tijd
Es wird wärmer – ein bisschen. Na und?
Published by Die Welt
2013-09-24 Am 26. September wird der UN-Weltklimarat IPCC die Zusammenfassung seines jüngsten Sachstandsberichts – des fünften in 23 Jahren – präsentieren. Aufgrund zahlreicher undichter Stellen ist der Inhalt des Berichts größtenteils schon bekannt. Und weil wir alles schon vier Mal hinter uns gebracht haben, ist auch bekannt, wie sich der Bericht politisch auswirken wird. Da jedoch 20 Jahre dauernde Anstrengungen gegen den Klimawandel zu keinem seriösen Ergebnis geführt haben, könnte es sich lohnen, diesmal eine andere Strategie auszuprobieren.
Climate change is real, but we have time
Published by The Sunday Times
2013-09-22 With the first overview in six years from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), it is time to raise two big questions. Why have panic and catastrophe dominated the debate? And why have the solutions presented thus far been so expensive and ineffective? We really need to start talking about what will work.
It’s gone too far
Published by Prospect Magazine
2013-09-18 The precautionary principle used to work. It was set out at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, and stated that complete scientific evidence was not necessarily required in support of action on the most serious environmental threats. Unfortunately, since then, this well-intentioned principle has become a destructive tool, used to support bad policies.
Don’t blame climate change for extreme weather
Published by Washington Post
2013-09-15 One of the most persistent claims in the climate debate is that global warming leads to more extreme weather. Green groups and even such respectable outlets as Scientific American declare that “extreme weather is a product of climate change.” And the meme seems irresistible as a political shortcut to action.
Global Warming Without Fear
Published by Project Syndicate
2013-09-13 MALMÖ – On September 26, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will present the summary of its most recent assessment report, the fifth in 23 years. Although the IPCC is not perfect – it famously predicted that all Himalayan glaciers would be gone in 2035, when the more likely year is 2350 – its many experts generally give us the best information on the fractious issue of global warming. Because of extensive leaks, the report’s contents are mostly known.
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.