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29 Mar2011

Lomborg at BRISTOL Festival of Ideas, May 31

Bjørn Lomborg Putting Global Warming in Perspective 31 May 2011, 18.30-20.30 At Bristol Bjørn Lomborg believes that global warming is real, man-made and will have a serious impact on humans and the environment toward the end of thiscentury. In a range of books (including The Skeptical Environmentalist and Cool It), articles and now a film, Lomborg argues that we need to look at the costs and benefits of the proposed measures. He demonstrates that drastic, here-and-now measures are the worst way to spend money as climate change is a 100-year problem that cannot be fixed in ten years. Instead...

23 Mar2011

Lomborg's participation in the Milken Conference, May 2-4, 2011

MILKEN Institute Global Conference, Los Angeles Slowing Climate Change: Plan B Panel Detail: Monday, May 2, 2011 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Economists across the political spectrum have long argued that the least costly, least intrusive way to contain greenhouse gases is to charge emitters for the privilege and let the market decide how to cut back. But market-friendly fixes have been rejected by the rapidly growing economies of the developing world and are off the political agenda in the United States. This panel will weigh the prospects for non-market initiatives to contain emissions –...

23 Mar2011

Lomborg's op-ed: A Race to Hunger

Published by Project Syndicate

2011-03-10 A Race to Hunger SYDNEY – Spectators at February’s Daytona 500 in Florida were handed green flags to wave in celebration of the news that the race’s stock cars now use gasoline with 15% corn-based ethanol. It was the start of a season-long television marketing campaign to sell the merits of biofuel to Americans. (...)...

23 Mar2011

Lomborg's article in NATO Review

Published by NATO Review

Febr 16, 2011: Food Security: The seed of solution is already here. Bjørn Lomborg argues that global warming’s effects on food scarcity can be addressed – and now. Furthermore, he paints a picture in which fewer people starve in the world, despite population growth. Here he sets out the action needed now...

25 Feb2011

Lomborg's upcoming Australian Speech Tour

Lomborg's upcoming Australian Speech Tour. Kindly contact the organizers if you want to attend any of the events March 1, 9am, Melbourne Green Cities 2011 Conference http://www.greencities.org.au/speakers.asp March 2, 11:30am, Canberra Outlook 2011 Conference Forests in a low carbon global economy session http://www.daff.gov.au/abare-brs/outlook March 2, 3pm, Canberra Economics and Regional Development Conferencehttp://www.csu.edu.au/research/ilws/news/events/ March 7, 6pm, Melbourne Australian Institute of International Affairs lecture (AIIA) Climate Change: A Way Forward http://www.aiia...

17 Feb2011

Lomborg's op-ed: The False Promise of Green Jobs

Published by Project Syndicate

COPENHAGEN – Political rhetoric has shifted away from the need to respond to the “generational challenge” of climate change. Investment in alternative energy technologies like solar and wind is no longer peddled on environmental grounds. Instead, we are being told of the purported economic payoffs, above all, the promise of so-called “green jobs.” Unfortunately, that does not measure up to economic reality. (...)...

3 Feb2011

Lomborg's article in The Daily: Cooling-off period

Published by The Daily

Why the carbon-capping frenzy has died down Bjorn Lomborg Thursday, February 3, 2011 In just a few years, climate change has gone from the hottest issue on the global political agenda to one that top leaders barely acknowledge. Whatever happened to President Obama’s ambitious vow to "act boldly and decisively," former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s urgent intention to hammer out "a comprehensive and global agreement" on carbon cuts, or United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s belief that the world was creating "a very concrete foundation...

28 Jan2011

Lomborg's article in Public Servant

Published by Public Servant (UK)

Why it's time we gave up on this carbon-cutting crusade Friday, January 28, 2011 The EU is spending $250bn to achieve minuscule reductions in temperature rises. It's time for Europe to abandon its quixotic carbon-cutting crusade and try a different approach, writes Bjorn Lomborg. (...)...

20 Jan2011

Lomborg: Twój najlepiej wydany dolar

Published by Racjonalista

Na wschodnim krańcu Kalkuty w Indiach Dulu Bibi, 25-letnia matka czworga dzieci martwi się o koszty leczenia swoich dwóch chorych synów. Jej mąż zarabia 80-90 rupii (1,90 dolara dziennie). Codzienne pożywienie rodziny zawiera zbyt mało mikroelementów, by dzieci rozwijały się dobrze. Dwaj synowie Dulu, jeden mający 12 miesięcy a drugi 3 lata, są słabi, gorączkują, nie mają apetytu i dużo płaczą. „Jeśli wydam 150-200 rupii na lekarstwa — mówi — to co będę jadła i czym nakarmię dzieci?" (...)...

14 Jan2011

Lomborg's article in Slate: The Best Dollar You Will Ever Spend

Published by Slate

The Best Dollar You Will Ever Spend Nobel laureates have figured out the eight investments that will help the planet most. No. 1: micronutrients. By Bjørn Lomborg Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at 3:24 PM ET On the eastern edge of Kolkata, India, Dulu Bibi, a 25-year-old mother of four, worries about the cost of treating her two sick boys. Her husband earns 80-90 rupees ($1.90) a day. The family's basic diet is low in the essential micronutrients that children need to thrive. Dulu's two sons, age 3 and 1, are weak and feverish, lack appetite, and cry a lot. "If I have to spend 150-200...

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