Lomborg interview in AkzoNobel magazine
Is global warming just a load of hot air?
Climate change is clearly a burning issue, but who to believe? We spoke to three experts with differing views on the subject in an effort to determine what’s really going on.
Words: Jim Wake
According to Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist on the faculty at Texas Tech University, taking action to prevent a catastrophe as the Earth warms up is long overdue.
If you talk to Benny Peiser, director of the London-based Global Policy Warming Institute, he’ll tell you we don’t know nearly enough about what is going on to embark on costly measures to cut CO2 emissions.
Ask Bjorn Lomborg – who established his reputation a decade ago as The Skeptical Environmentalist with a book of the same name that made him a hero to the climate change doubters and a pariah among mainstream environmentalists – and he’ll say we’ve got a problem, but it’s not the most pressing, and the ways we’ve been going about solving it are all wrong.
So what are we supposed to believe? (...)