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20 Jan2011

Lomborg: Twój najlepiej wydany dolar

Published by Racjonalista

Na wschodnim krańcu Kalkuty w Indiach Dulu Bibi, 25-letnia matka czworga dzieci martwi się o koszty leczenia swoich dwóch chorych synów. Jej mąż zarabia 80-90 rupii (1,90 dolara dziennie). Codzienne pożywienie rodziny zawiera zbyt mało mikroelementów, by dzieci rozwijały się dobrze. Dwaj synowie Dulu, jeden mający 12 miesięcy a drugi 3 lata, są słabi, gorączkują, nie mają apetytu i dużo płaczą. „Jeśli wydam 150-200 rupii na lekarstwa — mówi — to co będę jadła i czym nakarmię dzieci?" (...)

14 Jan2011

Lomborg's article in Slate: The Best Dollar You Will Ever Spend

Published by Slate

The Best Dollar You Will Ever Spend Nobel laureates have figured out the eight investments that will help the planet most. No. 1: micronutrients. By Bjørn Lomborg Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at 3:24 PM ET On the eastern edge of Kolkata, India, Dulu Bibi, a 25-year-old mother of four, worries about the cost of treating her two sick boys. Her husband earns 80-90 rupees ($1.90) a day. The family's basic diet is low in the essential micronutrients that children need to thrive. Dulu's two sons, age 3 and 1, are weak and feverish, lack appetite, and cry a lot. "If I have to spend 150-200...

11 Jan2011

Lomborg's op-ed: No, You Can't

Published by Project Syndicate

Several thousand officials from 194 countries just gathered in Cancún, Mexico, for yet another global climate summit. Dissatisfied with the pace of climate diplomacy, many individuals are now wondering what they can do about climate change on their own. For years now, climate activists from Al Gore to Leonardo DiCaprio have argued that individual actions like driving more economical cars and using more efficient light bulbs are a crucial element in the effort to address global warming. (...)

7 Jan2011

Book review: Smart Solutions in TIMES Higher Education

Published by Times Higher Education

Smart Solutions to Climate Change: Comparing Costs and Benefits 23 December 2010 TIMES Higher Education Sweating over the heating bill Steven Yearley finds that cost-benefit analysis is of limited use when it comes to saving the planet Suppose the international community took climate change seriously and committed a quarter of a trillion dollars a year to the problem for the next decade: how would they best spend the money? (...) Read it online Book review Smart Sol 2010 Dec 23 Times Higher Education.pdf

23 Dec2010

Úplne Inak by Bjorn Lomborg

Published by TREND

NAMIESTO DANÍ ZO SKLENÍKOVÝCH PLYNOV TREBA INVESTOVAŤ DO TECHNOLOGICKÉHO ROZVOJA, KTORÝ ZLACNÍ ZELENÉ ALTERNATÍVYOTEPĽOVANIE Koncom novembra sa politici stretnú v mexickom Cancune na summite OSN o klimatických zmenách. Rok po trápnom zlyhaní kodanského summitu svetoví lídri Cancun pravdepodobne obídu. (...)

22 Dec2010

Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist chose The Skeptical Environmentalist as one of his 5 favorite books

Published by The Browser

Matt Ridley’s books have sold over 800,000 copies, been translated into 27 languages and been short-listed for six literary prizes. In 2004 he won the National Academies Book Award from the US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine for Nature via Nurture. In 2007 he won the Davis Prize from the US History of Science Society for Francis Crick. Bjørn Lomborg. He read a famous article about Julian Simon in Wired, about the bet and Simon’s views, and Bjorn, being a gay, vegetarian, left-wing Dane thought: ‘This is crap.’ But he was an economics professor...

10 Dec2010

Financial Times: Europe needs real vision on climate

Published by Financial Times

By Bjørn Lomborg Published: December 9 2010 Barring last-minute upsets, the climate conference in Cancún will close on Friday having delivered on expectations that it would achieve nothing meaningful. As negotiators, commentators and campaigners head home, attention will turn to what happens next. Pundits and politicians in Europe will inevitably argue that we should “go it alone” and strengthen the European Union’s 20/20/20 policy, which aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 20 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020 and ensure 20 per cent renewable energy. The real lesson is...

9 Dec2010

Lomborg in the National Theatre, London, Febr 15, 2011

Bjørn Lomborg: Cool It! – The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming A controversial figure in the climate change debate, the self-proclaimed Danish ‘skeptic’, academic and environmental writer talks about his much-discussed and criticised analysis on the subject as outlined in his book and film Cool It. Part of the series of Greenland events. This Platform is followed by a booksigning Tickets £3.50 (£2.50 concessions) Running time 45 minutes Tue 15, February 2011, 6:00 pm

9 Dec2010

Lomborg's article in WSJ: Storm Surge

Published by Wall Street Journal

Even as the clean-up continues in the Atlantic Basin, a lot has been written about Hurricane Dean. Some commentators believe nature is sending us a message. They say that the effects of climate change are getting out of hand, and it is time to take action. We have heard this point many times before. With every "extreme weather event," passionate climate change activists ride a public wave of concern. Former Vice President Al Gore believes we must make drastic reductions in carbon emissions because weather-related disasters are on track to cost as much as $1 trillion by 2040. Mr...

7 Dec2010

Lomborg is 65th on Foreign Policy's 100 Top Global Thinkers list

Published by Foreign Policy

65. Bjorn Lomborg for questioning whether we're going after climate change right. POLITICAL SCIENTIST | DENMARK Climate activists aren't terribly fond of Bjorn Lomborg. But economists -- and increasingly, some environmentalists -- think he might be onto something. That's because for the last decade, the Danish political scientist has been asking the tough question about how the world should respond to global warming: Is it worth it? Lomborg, as he makes clear in his provocative new book, Smart Solutions to Climate Change, doesn't deny that the planet is heating up. But we can...

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