Recycling and Resources
HOTTEST DAY EVER?! SCIENTIST SAYS "DON'T WORRY!"
Published by Louder with Crowder Podcast
Steven Crowder sits down with Bjørn Lomborg, who is the President of the think tank Copenhagen Consensus Center & former Director of the Danish government's Environmental Assessment Institute in Copenhagen. The duo discusses if climate change is really the number one issue in America, if climate change is actually killing people, fracking, renewable energy, SDG, Trump, Biden and so much more.
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.
Cost-Effective Strategies to Reduce Flooding
Published by The Daily Graphic
Over the past decades, the Accra Metropolitan Area has witnessed major development, but this growth has given rise to risks of its own. Rapid urbanization has caused an unplanned expansion of built-up areas like roads, parking lots and other structures with impervious surfaces, which has led to perennial flooding. Inadequacies of drainage systems and poor solid waste management add to this threat that is only bound to intensify in the future as climate change poses further challenges on cities and nations.
Sorry, banning plastic bags won’t save our planet
Published by Globe and Mail
Last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a plan to reduce plastic pollution, which will include a ban on single-use plastics as early as 2021. This is laudable: plastics clog drains and cause floods, litter nature and kill animals and birds.
Of course, plastic also makes our lives better in a myriad of ways. In just four decades, plastic packaging has become ubiquitous because it keeps everything from cereals to juice fresher and reduces transportation losses, while one-use plastics in the medical sector have made syringes, pill bottles and diagnostic equipment safer.
Affaldsstrategi hører til i skraldespanden
Published by Berglinske
How is the World Doing? A Global Scorecard, 1900-2050
Published by Bloomberg
2013-11-06 One of the longest-running big picture debates is between optimists and pessimists arguing the state of the world. Pessimists have constantly painted a dystopian future from Malthus and Jevons to the 1972 book Limits to Growth. Optimists have cheerfully pointed to how everything is getting better.
Sir David Attenborough wrong on "human plague"
Published by The Telegraph
Bjorn Lomborg challenges Sir David Attenborough's notion of humans being a “plague on the Earth” and insists that the planet can sustain a much bigger population thanks to innovation.
"He argues that new technologies mean that humans need less land to produce food. Therefore the population can grow without harming wildlife and as people become richer it may even be possible to return degraded land to wildlife."