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22 Dec2010

Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist chose The Skeptical Environmentalist as one of his 5 favorite books

Published by The Browser

Matt Ridley’s books have sold over 800,000 copies, been translated into 27 languages and been short-listed for six literary prizes. In 2004 he won the National Academies Book Award from the US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine for Nature via Nurture. In 2007 he won the Davis Prize from the US History of Science Society for Francis Crick. Bjørn Lomborg. He read a famous article about Julian Simon in Wired, about the bet and Simon’s views, and Bjorn, being a gay, vegetarian, left-wing Dane thought: ‘This is crap.’ But he was an economics professor...

10 Dec2010

Financial Times: Europe needs real vision on climate

Published by Financial Times

By Bjørn Lomborg Published: December 9 2010 Barring last-minute upsets, the climate conference in Cancún will close on Friday having delivered on expectations that it would achieve nothing meaningful. As negotiators, commentators and campaigners head home, attention will turn to what happens next. Pundits and politicians in Europe will inevitably argue that we should “go it alone” and strengthen the European Union’s 20/20/20 policy, which aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 20 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020 and ensure 20 per cent renewable energy. The real lesson is...

9 Dec2010

Lomborg in the National Theatre, London, Febr 15, 2011

Bjørn Lomborg: Cool It! – The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming A controversial figure in the climate change debate, the self-proclaimed Danish ‘skeptic’, academic and environmental writer talks about his much-discussed and criticised analysis on the subject as outlined in his book and film Cool It. Part of the series of Greenland events. This Platform is followed by a booksigning Tickets £3.50 (£2.50 concessions) Running time 45 minutes Tue 15, February 2011, 6:00 pm...

9 Dec2010

Lomborg's article in WSJ: Storm Surge

Published by Wall Street Journal

Even as the clean-up continues in the Atlantic Basin, a lot has been written about Hurricane Dean. Some commentators believe nature is sending us a message. They say that the effects of climate change are getting out of hand, and it is time to take action. We have heard this point many times before. With every "extreme weather event," passionate climate change activists ride a public wave of concern. Former Vice President Al Gore believes we must make drastic reductions in carbon emissions because weather-related disasters are on track to cost as much as $1 trillion by 2040. Mr...

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. (...)...

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