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Bjorn Lomborg

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Electric cars are good fun for wealthy virtue signallers, but a dreadful way to save the planet

2020-11-17

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson just announced a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 in an attempt to jump-start the market for electric cars in the UK. Bjorn Lomborg cautions in Britain's largest-circulating broadsheet newspaper The Telegraph that electric cars won't be a miracle cure for climate change, as they provide only marginal emission reductions at a very high cost.