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7 Dec2010

Lomborg is 65th on Foreign Policy's 100 Top Global Thinkers list

Published by Foreign Policy

65. Bjorn Lomborg for questioning whether we're going after climate change right. POLITICAL SCIENTIST | DENMARK Climate activists aren't terribly fond of Bjorn Lomborg. But economists -- and increasingly, some environmentalists -- think he might be onto something. That's because for the last decade, the Danish political scientist has been asking the tough question about how the world should respond to global warming: Is it worth it? Lomborg, as he makes clear in his provocative new book, Smart Solutions to Climate Change, doesn't deny that the planet is heating up. But we can...

29 Nov2010

Lomborg's op-ed in USA Today: Cancun summit wheel-spinning

Published by USA Today

By Bjorn Lomborg In a week's time, several thousand well-meaning officials from 194 countries will gather in Cancun, Mexico, for yet another global climate summit. And just as they did last year in Copenhagen, and the year before in Poznan, Poland, and in fact every year since 1995 in a variety of locales from Kyoto, Japan, to Marrakech, Morocco, they will fill the air with apocalyptic warnings about what will happen to the planet if we don't cut carbon emissions drastically. After that, they will go home, once again having done nothing meaningful about global warming. (...)...

17 Nov2010

Dot Earth in New York Times: Questioning Bjorn Lomborg

Published by New York Times

As promised, below you can read responses from Bjorn Lomborg to questions I posed related to “ Cool It,” the new documentary on his approach to global warming. Other sites are starting to critique points made in the film. While staking what he calls a sensible stance on the issue, he has elicited strong reactions for nearly a decade, including a pie in the face from Mark Lynas, the British environmental campaigner and writer, in 2001. (...) Read it online Int BL 2010 Nov 13 NYTimes Revkin.pdf...

17 Nov2010

Lomborg's op-ed in Washington Post:Cost-effective ways to address climate change

Published by Washington Post

By Bjorn Lomborg Wednesday, November 17, 2010 One of the scarier predictions about global warming is the suggestion that melting glaciers and ice caps could cause sea levels to rise as much as 15 to 20 feet over the next century. Set aside the fact that the best research we have - from the United Nations climate panel - says that global sea levels are not likely to rise more than about 20 inches by 2100. Rather, let's imagine that over the next 80 or 90 years, a giant port city - say, Tokyo - found itself engulfed by a sea-level rise of about 15 feet. (...)...

17 Nov2010

Lomborg's article at Atlantic's 5 Best Wednesday Columns

Published by The Atlantic Wire

Bjorn Lomborg on Cost-Effective Ways to Address Climate Change The author of The Skeptical Environmentalist reviews humanity's "pretty impressive track record" of adapting to various climates in The Washington Post. (...)...

12 Nov2010

Lomborg op-ed: A Return to Reason

Published by Project Syndicate

COPENHAGEN – Common sense was an early loser in the scorching battle over the reality of man-made global warming. For nearly 20 years, one group of activists argued – in the face of ever-mounting evidence – that global warming was a fabrication. Their opponents, meanwhile, exaggerated the phenomenon’s likely impact – and, as a consequence, dogmatically fixated on drastic, short-term carbon cuts as the only solution, despite overwhelming evidence that such cuts would be cripplingly expensive and woefully ineffective. (...)...

27 Oct2010

Lomborg in Esquire's 75 most influental people of the 21st century

Published by Esquire

This year, Esquire celebrates its 75th anniversary and in this connection, the American magazine has asked which people worldwide contribute with something important and significant to the world in the 21st century. The list also features the Nobel Prize winner, Al Gore, the philanthropist, Bill Gates, the presidential candidate, Barack Obama, talk show host, Oprah Winfrey, media mogul, Rupert Murdoch, and the governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

25 Oct2010

Lomborg op-ed: What Have Climate Activists Learned?

Published by Project Syndicate

COPENHAGEN – Advocates of drastic cuts in carbon-dioxide emissions now speak a lot less than they once did about climate change. Climate campaigners changed their approach after the collapse of the Copenhagen climate-change summit last December and the revelation of mistakes in the United Nations climate panel’s work – as well as in response to growing public skepticism and declining interest. (...)...

22 Oct2010

"Cool It" movie seeks climate solutions: Lomborg

Published by Reuters

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO | Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:39pm EDT Danish "Skeptical Environmentalist" Bjorn Lomborg hopes a movie about his work will stir debate over his alternative solutions to climate change led by $100 billion a year in green technology research. He said on Tuesday that "Cool It," to be released in the United States and Canada on November 12, offered solutions after former U.S. Vice President Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" in 2006 publicized the risks of global warming. (...)...

5 Oct2010

Lomborg in Rolling Stone

Published by Rolling Stone

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