Bjorn Lomborg

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23 Dec2008

How to Think About the World's Problems

Published by Wall Street Journal

by Bjorn Lomborg, WSJ May 22, 2008 The pain caused by the global food crisis has led many people to belatedly realize that we have prioritized growing crops to feed cars instead of people. That is only a small part of the real problem... Read it online BL May 22 2008 WSJ How to Think About.pdf

23 Dec2008

Lomborg in the Daily Mail UK

Published by The Daily Mail

Lomborg's thoughts appear in the article Cash-strapped families face £1,000-a-year bill to help Government beat climate change (as if we didn't have enough problems); on the UK Government's decision to set a 80% cut in carbon emissions by 2050. The Government's climate change committee estimates this will cost 1-2 % of the GDP. At current values this is £24 billion - or £1,200 per household.

23 Dec2008

The trillion dollar band-aid

Published by The Guardian

Björn Lomborg, Monday 15 September 2008 Solving climate change will be the most expensive public policy decision ever. Half-baked thinking won't fix it now. One commonly repeated argument for doing something about climate change sounds compelling, but turns out to be almost fraudulent. It is based on comparing the cost of action with the cost of inaction, and almost every major politician in the world uses it. (...)

23 Dec2008

SMART IDEAS: Eat your vitamins - A very Canadian way to solve a world problem

Published by CBC Television

CBC news, Thursday, August 14, 2008 If Bill Gates, say, offered you $10 billion to solve the big problems of the world, what would you spend it on? Counterterrorism? Global warming? World hunger? What about on the three great plagues of the modern era: HIV, malaria, TB? Where do you think you would get the most bang for your buck? These are exactly the questions a think-tank called the Copenhagen Consensus has been asking, on three occasions now, over the past four years, with the support of such influential publications as The Economist magazine and, this year, the Wall Street Journal...

22 Dec2008

Setting climate change targets will not save the world, warns Bjorn Lomborg

Published by The Telegraph

Setting new targets on reducing carbon emissions will do nothing to save the world from global warming, a leading environmentalist has warned as ministers meet at a landmark climate change conference. By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent 10 Dec 2008

17 Dec2008

Lomborg and the Copenhagen Consensus in Central America-2

Published by Estrategia & Negocios

The article "Metodología de Trabajo: Primer Diálogo Intersectorial Centroamericano" has been published in the E and N magazine on Oct 7 2008. BL Oct 7 2008 E-N Metodologia de Trabajo.pdf

17 Dec2008

Cambridge Programme for Industry interview

Published by Cambridge Programme for Industry

by Wayne Visser on behalf of Cambridge Programme for Industry for the Cambridge Top 50 Sustainability Books project, 26 August 2008 WV: So if you're ready I'll kick off with a question. It's really just a reflective this on what brought you to write the book in the first place and how has it been received since. BL Yes. Well obviously... Well not obviously, but I came from a background as I think many or even most from the western world of deep concern for the environment and a pretty general sort of background understanding of the world being in peril and certainly headed the...

16 Dec2008

A Better Way Than Cap and Trade

Published by Washington Post

By Bjorn Lomborg, Thursday, June 26, 2008 The bitter arguments in the Senate this month over the Lieberman-Warner climate change bill, which would have required major emitters to pay for the right to discharge greenhouse gases, proved that climate change caused by humans has come to the fore of U.S. policy debates. (...)

16 Dec2008

Björn Lomborg: Europe's sceptical environmentalist

Published by Cafe Babel

An interview with Lomborg on Cafe Babel

16 Dec2008

Top scientist takes new tack on global warming

Published by Haaretz

By Zafrir Rinat, January 21, 2008, Haaretz One of the world's most influential environmental scientists is set to present a controversial argument here today against the focus on reducing greenhouse gases and favoring R&D and better planning for the results of global warming such as hurricanes. Professor Bjorn Lomborg argues that funds should be invested in research and development that in a few decades will spawn technology to produce clean energy that all countries can use. Until then, the focus should be on improving readiness for possible disasters caused by global warming...