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16 Sep2010

Lomborg's op-ed in PS: Who’s Afraid of Climate Change?

Published by Project Syndicate

COPENHAGEN – Imagine that over the next 70 or 80 years, a giant port city – say, Tokyo – found itself engulfed by sea levels rising as much as 15 feet or more. Millions of inhabitants would be imperiled, along with trillions of dollars worth of infrastructure. This awful prospect is exactly the sort of thing global-warming evangelists like Al Gore have in mind when they warn that we must take “large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it.” The rhetoric may sound extreme, but with so much hanging in the balance, surely it’s...

16 Sep2010

Lomborg's op-ed: Smarter Thinking on Climate Change

Published by Project Syndicate

COPENHAGEN – Politicians and commentators are understandably pessimistic about the chances of an international deal on carbon cuts emerging from the United Nations summit in Mexico this December. Nothing has been resolved since the Copenhagen climate talks fell apart last year. Fortunately, recent research points to a smarter way to tackle climate change. (...)...

16 Sep2010

Lomborg op-ed: Europe’s Determination to Decline

Published by Project Syndicate

SÃO PAULO – In a heroic case of finding a silver lining in the bleakest of all situations, the European Union climate commissioner has concluded that the global economic crisis and recession actually provided a lucky break for everyone. Commissioner Connie Hedegaard says that the slowdown in economic activity will make it easier for the EU to achieve its 2020 goal of ensuring that greenhouse-gas emissions are 20% below their 1990 level. In fact, Hedegaard believes that cutting emissions has become so easy that European leaders should be more ambitious and unilaterally aim for a 30%...

16 Sep2010

Lomborg's article in Esquire Magazine Middle East

Published by Esquire

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO Saving Planet? Global warming is not a current threat but a future one. It will cause more heat deaths, flooding and lower agricultural productivity in hot areas. But it will also result in longer growing seasons, more precipitation and fewer cold deaths in most places. Attempts to terrify people about climate change have backfired. Political posturing by celebrity activists and scientists has undermined years of important work on the matter.

10 Sep2010

Lomborg's newest op-ed in Globe and Mail

Published by The Globe and Mail

Sure, worry about climate change – but not too much by Bjørn Lomborg Exaggerated fear is no basis for making smart decisions about something as complicated as global warming For some years now, the debate over global warming has been dominated by fear. Understandably frustrated that their message might not be getting through, climate activists have been ratcheting up the rhetoric to the point where one could be excused for wondering whether they are quoting from scientific journals or the Book of Revelations. If nothing is done, we’ve been told, global warming would soon destroy...

10 Sep2010

Lomborg in Foreign Policy magazine

Published by Foreign Policy

A Changed Climate Skeptic? Bjorn Lomborg has long infuriated environmental activists with his contrarian views on global warming. Has he now embraced their cause? INTERVIEW BY ELIZABETH DICKINSON | SEPTEMBER 3, 2010 It seemed too sensational to be true. On Aug. 30, the Guardian reported that one of the world's most prominent "climate change skeptics," Bjorn Lomborg, had made an apparent about face, now calling for $100 billion to be devoted to stopping global warming. (...)...

8 Sep2010

Εφικτός ο στόχος των 100 δισ. δολαρίων

Published by ΑΔΕΣΜΕΥΤΟΣ ΤΥΠΟΣ

"Reachable the goal of the $100 billions per year" article by Laura Spyropoulou and Stavros Vlachos Adesmeytos Typos, Sept 8, 2010 BJORN LOMBORG Εφικτός ο στόχος των 100 δισ. δολαρίων Δανός οικονομολόγος BjornLomborg έγινε ευρύτερα γνωστός με το βιβλίο του «The Skeptical Environmentalist», που κυκλοφόρησε το 2001, προκαλώντας θύελλα αντιδράσεων στην επιστημονική κοινότητα. Εκεί ο Lomborgανέλυε πως η κινδυνολογία για την υποτιθέμενη κατάρρευση της οικολογικής ισορροπίας οδηγεί σε άσκοπες δαπάνες για το περιβάλλον, τη στιγμή που εκατομμύρια άνθρωποι χρειάζονται άμεση...

8 Sep2010

Lomborg interview with La Stampa

Published by La Stampa

IL PIU’ FAMOSO «AMBIENTALISTA SCETTICO» CHIEDE UN FONDO DA 250 MILIARDI: SERVE A SVILUPPARE LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE VERDI "Anche la mia verità è scomoda" Lomborg: divento attore contro Al Gore per sconfiggere l'effetto serra GABRIELE BECCARIA Pronunciate il nome Bjorn Lomborg e ogni ecologista politicamente corretto seppellirà lui - e voi - di improperi. Ma lo scienziato più odiato dai verdi ha preparato una sorpresa. E’ un libro e si intitola «Smart solutions to climate change», soluzioni intelligenti al cambiamento climatico. Professore, finora...

8 Sep2010

Lomborg interview with Zero Hora: Hora de pensar nas soluções

Published by Zero Hora

Zero Hora: Hora de pensar nas soluções Saiu na capa do jornal britânico The Guardian na semana passada: “A voz diver- gente das mudanças climáticas mudou de ideia”. Pouco depois, vários sites repercutiam a improvável notícia: em seu novo livro, o pesquisador dinamarquês Bjorn Lomborg, autor de alguns dos mais controversos livros da área, O Ambientalista Cético – Revelan- do a Real Situação do Mundo e Cool It – O Guia de Um Ambientalista Cético sobre o Aquecimento Global? e colunista do Nosso Mundo, defende que precisamos combater as mudanças climáticas. Em entrevista...

2 Sep2010

GUARDIAN FRONT PAGE STORY ON LOMBORG EDITED BOOK

Published by The Guardian

Bjørn Lomborg: $100bn a year needed to fight climate change Exclusive 'Sceptical environmentalist' and critic of climate scientists to declare global warming a chief concern facing world http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/aug/30/bjorn-lomborg-climate-... Bjørn Lomborg: the dissenting climate change voice who changed his tune With his new book, Danish scientist Bjørn Lomborg has become an unlikely advocate for huge investment in fighting global warming. But his answers are unlikely to satisfy all climate change campaigners http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/aug/30/bjorn...

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