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27 Jan2017

Funding Wind and Solar Energy Is Inefficient

Published by The Huffington Post

We constantly hear how solar and wind energy is already cheaper than fossil fuels. A few months ago, Bloomberg Business declared that “wind power is now the cheapest electricity to produce in both Germany and the U.K., even without government subsidies.” If renewable energy is cheaper than dirty fossil fuels, why isn’t everyone adopting them? Are we so irrationally addicted to polluting energy sources that we won’t even embrace cheaper and cleaner alternatives?

26 Jan2017

The tragedy of killing TPP

Published by Boston Globe

With a stroke of the pen, President Trump has eliminated one of the most significant poverty-reduction measures that would have been enacted this decade. Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership took half a decade and covered 40 percent of the world’s economy. While the agreement was already on death row thanks to a lack of support from Congress, President Trump’s executive order withdrawing US involvement sends a clarion signal about his administration’s outlook on trade. Supported by Presidents Obama and George W. Bush, the TPP would have been overwhelmingly positive...

26 Jan2017

The Reasonable Environmentalist

Published by News Talk 770 (CHQR)

Danielle Smith of News Talk 770 (CHQR) interviews Bjorn Lomborg. "Imagine an environmentalist who believes that global warming is a real, pressing problem that is mostly man-made. Now imagine that same environmentalist saying that the Paris Accord will do next to nothing to halt global warming and it should be tossed out. That’s the view of Bjorn Lomborg, president and founder of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre."...

23 Jan2017

Pandy trzymają się mocno

Published by Listy Z Naszego Sadu

Pandy wielkie należą do ulubionych zwierząt świata, stając się sensacjami na filmach w Internecie, po prostu przez kichnięcie lub urocze tarzanie się po ziemi. W roku, w którym niewiele jest powodów do radości, są dobre wieści dla wszystkich, którzy kochają pandy. Te wieści przyszły, kiedy International Union for Conservation of Nature usunęła je z listy gatunków zagrożonych – zmniejszając ocenę grożącego im niebezpieczeństwa do gatunku „narażonego”. Niebezpieczeństwa zagrażające tak celebrowanym zwierzętom, jak te, często są wykorzystywane w kampaniach aktywistów obrony środowiska, by...

18 Jan2017

Bjorn Lomborg prioritising SDGs for Bangladesh

Published by Business World India

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, the president of the Copenhagen Consensus speaks to Businessworld's Neeta Misra on how they worked with key stakeholders to prioritise the SDGs for Bangaldesh...

18 Jan2017

Geoengineering Climate Change

Published by Project Syndicate

Even climate activists increasingly recognize that the lofty rhetoric of the global agreement to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, concluded in Paris just over a year ago, will not be matched by its promises’ actual impact on temperatures. This should make us think about smart, alternative solutions. But one such alternative, geoengineering, is a solution that many people refuse to entertain. Geoengineering means deliberately manipulating the Earth’s climate. It seems like something from science fiction. But it makes sense to think of it as a prudent and affordable insurance policy...

17 Jan2017

Oxfam's upside down inequality study

Published by USA Today

Today there is a commonplace — and wrong — impression that inequality is inexorably rising. Oxfam just contributed to the misunderstanding by claiming that the richest eight people own the same amount as half the world’s population. Oxfam measures net wealth, not income. Crucially, it includes ‘negative’ wealth, meaning the 5% of Americans with student loans or negative equity in their houses are considered among the world’s poorest — poorer than three-quarters of all Africans. This means that even the most impoverished soul you could imagine —...

16 Jan2017

The Paris Climate Agreement Won't Change The Climate

Published by PragerU

The Paris Climate Agreement will cost at least $1 trillion per year, and climate activists say it will save the planet. The truth? It won't do anything for the planet, but it will make everyone poorer--except politicians and environmentalists. Bjorn Lomborg explains.

10 Jan2017

A Digital Strategy for Bangladesh’s Biggest Problems

Published by Wall Street Journal

Bangladesh halved its poverty rate and grew its economy by as much as 7% in recent years. Yet many challenges remain, from malnourishment in rural districts to air pollution in the capital Dhaka. To help the government tackle the nation’s biggest problems, the Bangladesh Priorities Project asked scores of economists how best to respond. This collaboration between the Copenhagen Consensus Center think tank and BRAC, the world’s largest nongovernmental organization, saw an eminent panel of Bangladeshi thought leaders and a Nobel laureate economist rank 76 proposals. The list...

6 Jan2017

A ishte 2016-ta, viti më i mirë?

Published by Telegrafi

Sipas mendimit të përgjithshëm, 2016 ishte një vit i tmerrshëm. Sulme të tmerrshme terroriste goditën shumë vende. Kriza siriane mori dhjetëra mijëra jetë. Turqia pa sulme vetëvrasëse me bomba dhe një grusht të dështuar shteti. Më shumë se 70 vende përjetuan një rënie të lirisë. Tronditjet politike përfshinë Brexit dhe fitoren e Donald Trump në zgjedhjet presidenciale të Shteteve të Bashkuara – të dyja të paparashikuara nga media apo elitat politike. Zika u shpall një emergjencë ndërkombëtare e shëndetit publik. Viti ishte një nga më të ngrohtët në histori. Duke lexuar faqet e opinioneve,...

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