Bjorn Lomborg

Get the facts straight

24 Feb2023

It’s time for a second Green Revolution

Published by National Post

The Do-able Dozen: There is one clear opportunity for humanity — boosting agricultural research and development for the poorest half of the planet

15 Feb2023

Recycling and green spaces must take a back seat to ending hunger, poverty

Published by National Post

Between 2000 and 2015 the world made great progress on the Millennium Development Goals, which aimed to hit important targets in education, income growth, fighting disease and so on. In 2015, world leaders followed up that success by establishing the Sustainable Development Goals, a hodge-podge of 169 priorities. We’re now halfway to the target date of 2030 and, not surprisingly, progress has been minimal. In part, COVID setbacks are to blame but the crucial problem is lack of focus. Today, Bjorn Lomborg kicks off a 12-part weekly series in which he and his colleagues at the Copenhagen...

26 Jan2023

Partisan ‘Fact Checkers’ Spread Climate-Change Misinformation

Published by Wall Street Journal

Partisan “fact checks” are undermining open discourse about important issues, including climate change. Earlier this month I wrote an accurate post on Facebook about the growing polar-bear population. The post undercut alarmist climate narratives, so it was wrongly tagged as a falsehood.

20 Jan2023

Is Climate Change A Real Threat? With Bjørn Lomborg - #063 - Stay Free With Russell Brand

Published by Russell Brand Podcast on Rumble

Bjørn is the author of False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet. With his think tank, the Copenhagen Consensus, he has worked with hundreds of the world’s top economists and seven Nobel Laureates to find and promote the most effective solutions to the world’s greatest challenges, from disease and hunger to climate and education.

10 Jan2023

Mending ozone layer shows we can solve environmental problems when driven by innovation

Published by FOX News

The restoration of the ozone layer proves that we can solve environmental problems when we have good replacements for pollutants. In an interview for America's Newsroom, Lomborg points out that the lesson for climate change is that we need to innovate cheap and reliable energy that can truly outcompete fossil fuels.

19 Dec2022

The World is Not Ending | Bjørn Lomborg | EP 315

Published by Jordan B Peterson Podcast on YouTube

Bjorn Lomborg joins Jordan Peterson on his podcast to explore the idea of how we do good in the world most effectively. In order to get to a point where we can discuss investing in better education and nutrition, we also need to confront the sense of impending doom that has swept the western world and specifically today's young people. Together, Peterson and Lomborg break down the ideas of social credit and easy activism, and paint the picture of a world we can strive for, without the demonization and destruction of the one we currently inhabit.

13 Dec2022

It's time for world elites to rethink their New Year's resolutions

Published by Telegraph

Leaders are implementing superficially attractive but terribly inefficient policies - not least on climate change

8 Dec2022

Leaders try to fix every problem — like poverty and education — but end up getting nothing done

Published by New York Post

In 2015, the world’s leaders attempted to address the major problems facing mankind by setting the Sustainable Development Goals — a compilation of 169 targets to be hit by 2030.

8 Dec2022

The Way Forward: A New Vision for the Future

Published by New York Post

The world is not on track to deliver the UN's 169 promises for sustainable development until 2030. We can do better. Bjorn Lomborg and Jordan Peterson argue in a two page New York Post essay that "the moral imperative is clear: we must do the best things first."

1 Dec2022

The muddled reality of electric cars

Published by Financial Post

Climate activists and politicians constantly tell us electric cars are cleaner, cheaper, and better. 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?