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30 Apr2009

Lomborg in New York Times: Copenhagen Climate Summit will waste 10 more years unless we change tracks

Published by The New York Times

WE are often told that tackling global warming should be the defining task of our age — that we must cut emissions immediately and drastically. But people are not buying the idea that, unless we act, the planet is doomed. Several recent polls have revealed Americans’ growing skepticism. Solving global warming has become their lowest policy priority, according to a new Pew survey. (...)...

22 Apr2009

Szombat este elsötétült a világ

Published by Index.hu

A kritikusok szerint a lámpaoltásnak legfeljebb szimbolikus értelme van. A híres szkeptikus enviromentalista, Bjorn Lomborg pedig egyenesen azt állítja, hogy a sok gyertya, amely az egyórás elsötétítés alatt ég, több szén-dioxidot bocsát a levegőbe, mint az elektromos égők.

22 Apr2009

Jedna Ziemia wystarczy

Published by Racjonalista

Zgodnie z obiegową mądrością zachłannie zużywamy zasoby świata i biorąc pod uwagę możliwości Ziemi żyjemy ponad stan. Ten pesymizm i opowieść o grożącym upadku leży u podstaw całej niemal debaty o środowisku i często jest bardzo prosto sformułowana: ze względu na wyższy poziom życia i wzrost populacji do roku 2030 będziemy potrzebowali dwóch planet, żeby przeżyć. Gdyby dzisiaj wszyscy żyli na amerykańskim poziomie, potrzebowalibyśmy niemal pięciu planet. Jednak ta obiegowa mądrość jest całkowicie błędna. (...)

17 Apr2009

Læserne er klar med Danmarks fem største problemer

Published by Politiken

Politiken.dk's læseres bud på de største udfordringer er på vej til en række eksperter. Politiken.dk's læsere har ikke haft svært ved at udpege Danmarks største problemer de næste 10 år. Overvældende mange - Knap 750 læsere - har skrevet ind med deres bud på, hvor skoen trykker.(...)...

16 Apr2009

Op-ed: Earth is Enough

Published by Project Syndicate

According to conventional wisdom, we are voraciously using the world’s resources and living way beyond Earth’s means. This narrative of decline and pessimism underlies much of today’s environmental discourse, and is often formulated in a simple fashion: by 2030, we will need two planets to sustain us, owing to higher living standards and population growth. If everyone managed to live at American living standards today, we would need almost five planets. But this received wisdom is fundamentally wrong. (...)...

6 Apr2009

Riscaldamento globale? I veri problemi del mondo sono ben altro!

Published by Legno Storno

Bjørn Lomborg, Excerpt from the book "Stiamo Freschi" I paesi del Terzo mondo hanno moltissimi problemi urgenti da risolvere, come per esempio quasi 4 milioni di morti per denutrizione, 3 milioni per l'HIV/ AIDS 2,5milioni per l'inquinamento dell’aria degli ambienti sia interni sia esterni, più 2milioni per carenze nutrizionali (ferro, zinco e vitamina A), quasi 2 milioni per mancanza di acqua potabile. Anche se il riscaldamento globale aggrava alcuni di questi problemi , è importante sottolineare che la loro vastità è probabilmente molto maggiore delle conseguenze del...

2 Apr2009

Op-ed: Hour of no power increases emissions

Published by The Australian

THIS Saturday, the World Wildlife Fund wants everybody on the planet to switch off their lights for an hour in a "global election between Earth and global warming", where switching off the lights "is a vote for Earth". In Australia, where Earth Hour started, it evidently enjoys strong support from politicians, celebrities, corporate backers and the public. The efforts this Saturday certainly will be well-intentioned. Many of us worry about global warming and would like to be part of the solution. Unfortunately, this event - as with many public proposals on climate change...

1 Apr2009

Lomborg is quoted in Fox about Earth Hour

Published by Fox News

Bjorn Lomborg said the event could actually increase emissions (...)

17 Mar2009

Climate change decisions should be based on science, not political activism

Published by The Guardian

Better to leave it off. Bjørn Lomborg: Stefan Rahmstorf is a respected climate change scientist but by labelling me a 'spin doctor' who 'fools the public' he shows weakness in his argument on sea level rises Bjørn Lomborg, Guardian, Monday 9 March 2009 12.58 GMT In an article in the Guardian last month, I criticised an effort by a group of scientists and activists to cast aside the consensus view of thousands of scientists from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The group is organising an emergency summit on global warming in Copenhagen this...

16 Mar2009

Global warming will save millions of lives

Published by The Telegraph

Dire predictions about climate change and health omit the cost of cold, says Bjorn Lomborg. By Bjorn Lomborg, 13 Mar 2009 Global warming will increase the burden on the British health system because more people will suffer from heat-caused illness. This was the message delivered to a conference in Copenhagen this week by Alistair Hunt, a researcher at Bath University. "I am trying to bring home the impact of climate change to everyone," he said. (...)...

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