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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. (...)...

27 Jun2011

Reuters interview with Lomborg

Published by Reuters

EU 2020 energy cuts may raise import share: Lomborg By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO Wed May 18, 2011 (Reuters) - EU plans to cut energy use by 2020 risk raising the proportion imported from outside the bloc, partly due to domestic nuclear power curbs, Danish academic and environmental writer Bjorn Lomborg said on Wednesday. (...) Read it online Int BL 2011 May 18 Doyle Reuters.com.pdf

20 Jun2011

Lomborg op-ed: How to Set Goals

Published by Project Syndicate

2011-06-14 How to Set Goals COPENHAGEN – At this century’s start, leaders from every country agreed to pursue the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. The ambition was to improve significantly the lot of the planet’s most disadvantaged citizens before 2015. (...) Read it online BL Op-ed 2011-6 June How to set Goals.pdf...

14 Jun2011

Lomborg's article in Newsweek: A Roadmap for the Planet

Published by Newsweek

A Roadmap for the Planet How we live today is clearly unsustainable. Why history proves that is completely irrelevant. by Bjorn Lomborg June 12, 2011 From the 18th through the mid-19th century, whale oil provided light to much of the Western world. At its peak, whaling employed 70,000 people and was the United States’ fifth-largest industry. The U.S. stood as the world’s foremost whale slayer. Producing millions of gallons of oil each year, the industry was widely seen as unassailable, with advocates scoffing at would-be illumination substitutes like lard oil and camphene. Without...

9 Jun2011

Lomborg on Go Morgen

Published by TV2

May 27, 2011 Ny film om Bjørn Lomborg Der er kommet en ny film om den indflydelsesrige og kontroversielle klimaforsker Bjørn Lomborg.

9 Jun2011

Lomborg's article in USA Today: 'Earth Hour' won't change the world

Published by USA Today

By Bjorn Lomborg Updated 3/23/2011 Copenhagen's central square hardly competes with New York's Times Square for glitz, but it is prime commercial space in my home of Denmark. Now there's a new advertiser among the neon signs: a brightly lit billboard exhorts everyone to participate in "Earth Hour," the 60 minutes on Saturday night in which the whole world is urged to dim the lights to cut greenhouse emissions. (...)...

6 Jun2011

Ekstra Bladet: Klima-trolden Lomborg kan ikke tæmmes

Published by Ekstra Bladet

Når han ikke lige snakker om klima og miljø, er pizza og PlayStation det bedste Bjørn Lomborg ved 05. jun 2011 Jacob Ørsted - Hvad glæder du dig til i nærmeste fremtid? - For tiden glæder jeg mig allermest til en god debat med et dansk publikum om min nye film 'Cool it'. Jeg er spændt på at dele filmen og idéerne bag den med danskerne - og selvfølgelig også på hvordan den bliver modtaget. Mange har kun hørt en karikatur af mine meninger - ofte fra mine modstandere - så her giver filmen et friskt pust. Den fremlægger mine argumenter og lytter til mine modstandere, mens den lader folk...

24 May2011

Lomborg's Project Syndicate op-ed: The Myth of Green Energy Security

Published by Project Syndicate

The Myth of Green Energy Security 2011-05-17 Bjørn Lomborg COPENHAGEN – Turmoil across the Middle East and Northern Africa has refocused attention on the impact that political tensions or interference can have on the price and availability of energy imports. Against consumer fears of gas-price hikes, energy security ranks high on many Western governments’ policy agendas. (...)...

29 Apr2011

Lomborg's article in Washington Post

Published by Washington Post

Washington Post Opinions Hold the accolades on China’s ‘green leap forward’ By Bjorn Lomborg, Published: April 21, 2011 As the world’s factory floor, China is not an obvious environmental leader. It is beleaguered by severe pollution and generates more carbon emissions than any other nation. Yet many have trumpeted it as an emerging “green giant” for its non-carbon-based energy production and its aggressive promises to cut carbon emissions. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman described China’s “green leap forward” as “the most...

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