Bjorn Lomborg

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20 Nov2021

Cheaper green energy is the solution of climate issues

Published by The Economic Times

The outcome of the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow (COP26) has been criticised by commentators as unambitious, with some like the delegates from Pacific island countries calling it a 'monumental failure'. Even the summit's host Boris Johnson admitted the deal was 'tinged with disappointment'. This is hardly surprising. Historically, most climate promises have fared badly.

13 Nov2021

Bjorn Lomborg: COP26, Same old Climate Change Policy Mistakes.

Published by The Roy Green Show

Bjorn Lomborg talks about COP26, climate change policy mistakes and emphasizes the need for smart, not fear-driven solutions to address climate change in the Roy Green Show.

13 Nov2021

Bjorn Lomborg on the bad climate thinking of COP 26

Published by Power Hour - Alex Epstein Show

As COP 26 wrapped up, Bjorn Lomborg joined Alex Epstein to discuss the many examples of bad thinking that have shaped the conference, including: - The false portrayal of today’s world as bad and getting worse. - The failure to consider the costs of reducing CO2 emissions. - The failure to discuss the benefits human beings get from fossil fuels. - The failure to consider any positive of CO2 emissions. - The failure to appreciate the power of adapting to climate changes. Additionally, Bjorn shares his thoughts on how to win more people over to thinking rationally about energy and climate.

13 Nov2021

COMMENTARY: Green RD they key to fighting climate change

Published by Las Vegas Review Journal

Trying to showcase climate leadership at the U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, President Joe Biden is reaffirming his goal of creating “a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 and net-zero emissions economy by no later than 2050.” But that target will be prohibitively expensive. A new Nature study shows that a 95 percent reduction by 2050 — almost within reach of Biden’s net-zero — would cost 11.9 percent of GDP or more than $11,000 for each American every year.

12 Nov2021

Innovating cheap green energy will end climate change: Lomborg

Published by FOX News

Visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution Bjorn Lomborg joins ‘Kudlow’ to discuss Biden’s radical green agenda amid coal shortage.

11 Nov2021

There needs to be a ‘sense of proportion’ on global warming: Bjørn Lomborg

Published by Sky News

Copenhagen Consensus Center President Bjørn Lomborg says global warming will have “mostly negative impacts”, but people need to have a “sense of proportion”. “When temperatures rise, you’re going to see more heat, and hence more heatwaves and hence more heat deaths,” he told Sky News host Andrew Bolt. “But what you don’t hear is that when temperatures rise, you also see less cold, less cold waves, and hence fewer cold deaths.”

10 Nov2021

A Reasonable Alternative to COP26 and Preaching Climate Doom

Published by Wall Street Journal

Politicians at the Glasgow climate conference seem to be competing to come up with the most outrageously dire forecast. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called global warming “a doomsday device,” while United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said that humans are “killing ourselves with carbon.” They both get points for alliteration,...

7 Nov2021

Climate related disasters killing less people

Published by Sky News

Copenhagen Consensus Centre President Bjorn Lomborg says there are constantly climate catastrophes and it’s very easy to claim them as global warming. “Global warming is real and it’s very likely that it does have an impact, but what you need to recognise is that because we are richer and more resilient we’ve dramatically drove down the number of people that die from climate-related disasters,” Mr Lomborg told Sky News Australia.

5 Nov2021

World Leaders Need To Unleash Green Innovation At COP26

Published by Forbes

In their bids to showcase climate leadership at the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow (COP26), leaders of rich nations are once again talking of ambitious carbon reduction targets. President Biden, for example, has reaffirmed his goal of creating “a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 and net zero emissions economy by no later than 2050.”

3 Nov2021

Bjorn Lomborg: 'Young people are terrified of climate change but this is not the end of the world'

Published by talkRADIO

Campaigners have warned that net zero pledges made at COP26 are "doomed to fail" without regulation. But environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg tells Julia Hartley Brewer: "Young people are terrified but It's important to tell them there is less chance of them dying. This is not the end of the world." He also warns that world leaders at COP26 are trying to "force" net zero targets that will be "incredibly costly and politically impossible."