Bjorn Lomborg

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8 Nov2022

Reinventing Climate Policy

Published by Jordan B Peterson Podcast on YouTube

This is an audio version of the essay Bjorn Lomborg and Jordan Peterson wrote for The Telegraph, which was published right before the COP27 conference.

4 Nov2022

Pushing the same old climate policies at COP27 is simply insane

Published by The Telegraph

Another global climate summit has ended in disappointment – this is hardly surprising, given that global leaders at COP27 in Egypt once again pursed the failed policies of the past decades instead of unleashing green energy innovation. Bjorn Lomborg wrote a long essay with Jordan Peterson for The Telegraph (also available here), which was published right before the start of the conference.

4 Nov2022

Climate Change and the Lancet’s ‘Heat Death’ Deception

Published by Wall Street Journal

As the United Nations’ annual global climate summit, COP27, nears, it’s important to look with skepticism at the academic reports many news outlets cite as evidence supporting radical climate policies. Too often, they use highly skewed data that seem to have been carefully selected to support aggressive environmental regulations. One recent and much-cited Lancet report appears deliberately deceptive.

18 Oct2022

Electric Car Subsidies Are A Bad Investment

Published by Newsweek

Climate activists and politicians constantly tell us electric cars are cleaner, cheaper, and better. California and many countries, including the U.K., Germany, and Japan, will even prohibit the sale of new gas and diesel cars within a decade or two. But if electric cars are really so good, why do we need to ban the alternatives? And why do we need to subsidize electric cars to the tune of $30 billion per year?

17 Oct2022

Climate Alarmism or Realism | Bjorn Lomborg

Published by You Tube

An hour-long podcast interview with Mark Moss, discussing the cost of climate change as well as our responses to it, including renewables, electric cars, greenwashing, biofuels and innovation.

4 Oct2022

Facts On Hurricanes And Climate Are Blowing In The Wind

Published by Forbes

We are exposed to an ever-increasing torrent of alarming climate news, with pictures of extreme weather events and destruction delivered on an hourly basis. We should still pay attention — clearly, the warnings on hurricanes like Ian need to be heard.

2 Oct2022

Net-zero climate policy offers much pain, little gain

Published by New York Post

The world is waking up to the fact the climate-policy goal of achieving “net-zero” CO2 emissions brings crippling economic pain.

2 Oct2022

Sustainable Development Goals: How India and the world are doing

Published by Mint

Kofi Annan once highlighted that the then abstract idea of sustainable development needed to be turned into a reality for the world population. Unfortunately, a lot of progress still remains on that front. The world’s—and India’s—performance on the relatively straight-forward Millennium Development Goals (2000-15) was impressive but far from impeccable. Since then, the global community has adopted a much grander set of promises called Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals comprise an unwieldy 169 targets that promise almost everything to everyone, from abolishing poverty, hunger,...

23 Sep2022

The Heat Is On: Bjorn Lomborg on the Summer’s Record Heat

Published by Uncommon Knowledge

Climate change is not the extinction-level event it is often characterized as. Still, it is a problem we need to address, focusing on smart, effective solutions. In his latest long-form interview on climate change and climate policy on Uncommon Knowledge (filmed at Stanford University), Lomborg discusses practical ways to lower our carbon footprint and emissions, pointing out why “carbon free by 2050” probably isn’t achievable without massive energy breakthroughs coming from green energy R&D.

9 Sep2022

Policies Pushing Electric Vehicles Show Why Few People Want One

Published by Wall Street Journal

We constantly hear that electric cars are the future—cleaner, cheaper and better. But if they’re so good, why does California need to ban gasoline-powered cars? Why does the world spend $30 billion a year subsidizing electric ones?