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6 Oct2011

Article by Lomborg and Piot in the Wall Street Journal

Published by Wall Street Journal

OPINION SEPTEMBER 27, 2011. Rethinking the Fight Against AIDS With funding down, it is critical to identify those measures that achieve the most results for the money spent. BY BJØRN LOMBORG AND PETER PIOT After a decade of unprecedented increases in donor funding and a corresponding 17% decline world-wide in the number of new infections, the fight against HIV is losing momentum. UNAIDS reported a 10% drop in funding from 2009-10. The U.S. Congress is clamoring for further cuts to the foreign aid budget. European governments are reducing funding commitments in the wake of fiscal crises. And...

16 Sep2011

Lomborg's op-ed: Rethinking the Fight against HIV

Published by Project Syndicate

Rethinking the Fight against HIV Bjørn Lomborg 2011-09-15 COPENHAGEN – Thirty years ago, the world got its first inkling of impending catastrophe when five young gay men in Los Angeles were struck down by the illness that became known as HIV/AIDS. Today, the disease has a truly global impact, claiming 1.8 million lives annually – the equivalent of wiping out the population of Washington, DC, three times every year. (...)...

9 Sep2011

Lomborg named as one of 58 people who have changed our lives in 2011

Published by Psychologies

2011 Sept Psychologies Bjorn Lomborg, academic and author of The Skeptical Environmentalist, for shaking up the climate change debate without ever denying the reality of man-made global warming. Nominated by Julian Baggini, philosopher and author of The Ego Trick.

5 Sep2011

The Lomborg Challenge

Published by Energy Opportunities

Sept 5, 2011 The Lomborg Challenge How can we innovate the price of green technologies? Politicians are incentivised to announce emission targets and solar panel installations rather than commitments to scientific research. Bjørn Lomborg, Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, argues that this means we are wasting large sums of money on reducing carbon emissions by only a few tonnes rather than preparing for a truly low carbon future. What are the stumbling blocks to this necessary investment? How can we encourage politicians to think differently? What incentives are necessary for...

18 Aug2011

Lomborg's op-ed: A Dim Light on Global Warming

Published by Project Syndicate

2011-08-12 Bjørn Lomborg COPENHAGEN – Amid a growing wave of concern about climate change, many countries – including Brazil, Australia, the United States, and the members of the European Union – passed laws in the 2000’s outlawing or severely restricting access to incandescent light bulbs. The intention was understandable: if everyone in the world exchanged most light bulbs for energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), we could save 3.5% of all electricity, or 1% of our CO2 emissions. (...)...

17 Aug2011

Transatlantyk Glocal Hero Award for Bjorn Lomborg

Published by Transatlantyk

Glocal Hero Award – for the person whose work has both a local and a global impact – will go to Bjørn Lomborg, named by The Guardian as “one of 50 people who can save the planet”. Bjørn Lomborg also made an appearance at the Polish premiere of Ondi Timoner’s “Cool It” on Saturday, August 6th at Multikino 51 at 5 P.M. The documentary focuses on the facts and myths regarding global warming, introduces the audience to the scientist behind the film, which is the main event of the Transatlantyk Eco section. Bjørn Lomborg took part in the debate about...

5 Aug2011

Lomborg's Project Syndicate op-ed: Green Bootleggers and Baptists

Published by Project Syndicate

2011-07-15 Green Bootleggers and Baptists NEW YORK – In May, the United Nations’ International Panel on Climate Change made media waves with a new report on renewable energy. As in the past, the IPCC first issued a short summary; only later would it reveal all of the data. So it was left up to the IPCC’s spin-doctors to present the take-home message for journalists. (...)...

22 Jul2011

Lomborg's article in "China in the next 30 years"

Published by China in the next 30 years

BOOK TITLE: China in the next 30 years / 书名 中国在未来30年 PUBLISHER: Central Compilation and Translation Press of China (CCTP)/ 出版者 中央编译出版社 Lomborg's article: China in the next 30 years/ 应对全球变暖-超越碳减排 ARTICLE AUTHOR: Bjorn Lomborg / 文章作者 : 波恩 伦伯格...

20 Jul2011

Lomborg article in Wall Street Journal: Time for a Smarter Approach to Global Warming

Published by Wall Street Journal

Time for a Smarter Approach to Global Warming Investing in energy R&D might work. Mandated emissions cuts won't. By BJORN LOMBORG Copenhagen, Dec 15, 2011 The saddest fact of climate change—and the chief reason we should be concerned about finding a proper response—is that the countries it will hit hardest are already among the poorest and most long-suffering. Read it online BL art 2009 Dec 15 WSJ.pdf...

11 Jul2011

Lomborg's article in The Australian: A carbon tax can't save the planet

Published by The Australian

A carbon tax can't save the planet Bjorn Lomborg From: The Australian July 11, 2011 AUSTRALIAN politicians on both sides of parliament should be applauded for seeking to respond to global warming at a time when many leaders have put this on the back burner. Unfortunately, much of the present-day focus is on cutting a tonne here or there from national carbon emissions. On Sunday, Julia Gillard announced the details of the carbon price package. (...)...

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