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22 Feb2010

Munk Debate on Climate Change

Lomborg participated in the Munk Debate in Toronto, Canada, on Dec 1 2009. ABOUT the debate: C02 levels in the atmosphere are climbing steadily higher. Some believe this is having a devastating effect on humans and nature, while others argue that the threat has been overstated. Is this the moment for a bold international treaty to curb carbon emissions? Or, are the social and economic costs of reducing C02 emissions too high in world where a billion people live on a dollar or less a day? Just days before the United Nation’s historic Copenhagen summit the Munk Debates will tackle one of...

10 Feb2010

Lomborg's article in Globe&Mail: Climate strategy on a road to nowhere

Published by The Globe and Mail

From Monday's Globe and Mail Published on Friday, Feb. 05, 2010 Bjorn Lomborg Climate strategy on a road to nowhere After a string of empty promises agreed to in Rio, then Kyoto, then Copenhagen, Canada needs a new approach in making meaningful change to emissions policy Like many countries, Canada has grappled with how to respond effectively to climate change. The federal government has reportedly contemplated both a cap-and-trade carbon emission reduction scheme and a carbon tax, while attracting environmentalist scorn for allowing the development of the oil sands production industry...

10 Feb2010

Lomborg quoted on France24

Published by France 24

France24 has quoted from Bjorn Lomborg’s Le Monde op-ed in its coverage of the carbon tax debate. The link is below; the quote from Lomborg is in the second to last paragraph...

22 Jan2010

Book review about Global Crises, Global Solutions

Published by Oxford Prospect

By Nicholas Newman, Oxford Prospect. Increasingly, we are hearing the term that something must be done to solve the world’s almost never-ending ending crises. The media is full of pressing appeals that every problem is urgent and must be tackled immediately, with often little regard to the economic and social costs involved. Unfortunately, for policy makers, the real world of geopolitics and budgetary issues forces politicians to prioritise decisions. Often such policy decisions will be both tough to make and politically unpopular with the public at large. This book is designed as a set...

11 Jan2010

Lomborg's Skeptical Enviromentalist is among TOP 50 SUSTAINABILITY BOOKS

This unique title draws together in one volume some of the best thinking to date on the pressing social, environmental and ethical challenges we face as a society. These are the Top 50 Sustainability Books as voted for by the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership’s alumni network of over 2,000 senior leaders from around the world. In addition to profiles of all 50 titles, many of the authors share their most recent reflections on the state of the world and the ongoing attempts by business, government and civil society to create a more sustainable future...

23 Dec2009

Financial Times: We should change tack on climate after Copenhagen

Published by Financial Times

By Bjorn Lomborg Published: December 23 2009 After 12 days of protests, posturing and seemingly endless palaver, the elephantine gath ering that was the Copen-hagen climate summit has laboured mightily and brought forth . . . a mouse. As vague as it is toothless, the accord on curbing greenhouse gas emissions that emerged from the Bella Centre this weekend imposes no real obligations, sets no binding emissions targets and requires no specific actions by anyone. (...)

10 Dec2009

Lomborg in Spiegel: Scheitern wäre ein Erfolg

Published by Spiegel

Warum die Menschheit den Klimaschutz vertagen sollte. Die schlimmsten Befürchtungen vieler Delegierter der Kopenhagener Klimaverhandlungen sind bereits wahr geworden: Der offizielle Versuch, das Kyoto-Protokoll zu ersetzen, wird wohl scheitern. Am Ende der Verhandlungen wird kein Plan zur Reduzierung von Treibhausgas-Emissionen stehen. (...)

9 Dec2009

Global Warming and Mt. Kilimanjaro

Published by Wall Street Journal

Global Warming and Mt. Kilimanjaro The glaciers on the famous peak, receding for more than a century, attract many tourists; the people of Tanzania attract much less attention. By BJORN LOMBORG Climate change has captured the attention of politicians around the world. The following article is part of a series, leading up to the United Nations conference on global warming in Copenhagen that starts this week, on how ordinary people in different countries view the issue: Every year, more than 10,000 tourists are drawn to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, driven in no small part by the fear that the...

9 Dec2009

Climate Change and Melting Glaciers

Published by Wall Street Journal

Climate Change and Melting Glaciers Nepal's poor have more pressing problems. By BJORN LOMBORG Global warming has captured the attention of politicians around the world. The following article is part of a series leading up to the December United Nations conference in Copenhagen on how ordinary people in different countries view the issue: Nine years ago, Maya Bishwokarma moved with her family to Kathmandu from Trisuli, a remote village in the hilly Nepal countryside. Their search for a better life has proved elusive. She and her husband and two sons live in a small, two-room house with...

9 Dec2009

Cyclones and Global Warming

Published by The Wall Street Journal

NOVEMBER 22, 2009, Wall Street Journal Cyclones and Global Warming: A survivor in India says carbon cuts won't help. By BJØRN LOMBORG Global warming has captured the attention of politicians around the world. The following article is part of a series leading up to the December United Nations conference in Copenhagen on how ordinary people in different countries view the issue: One week after Cyclone Aila flattened Lakshmi Bera's mud, bamboo and thatched grass house in May, a Copenhagen Consensus researcher found her family of five under the open sky. Their only protection was a...

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