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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...

8 Dec2010

Lomborg's views in Environmental Health Perspective

Published by Environmental Health Perspective

Bjørn Lomborg, a Danish writer and author of The Skeptical Environmentalist,11 argues that if imposed today, efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 (one goal of the Obama administration) would cost trillions of dollars and inflict more pain than climate change itself. Not surprisingly, governments won’t agree to those costs, he says, which is why international meetings like the Copenhagen conference fail every time they’re held. “One of the definitions of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different outcome,” Lomborg...

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...

6 Dec2010

The Ridiculous Global-Warming Freakout - Lomborg in The Daily Beast

Published by The Daily Beast

Bjorn Lomborg is back with a new, controversial movie about global warming. Tunku Varadarajan talks to him about the right way to deal with climate change.

3 Dec2010

BBC debate: The Climate Connection

Published by BBC

The Climate Connection 2010 Debate - What's Stopping Us?What's stopping us from taking action on climate change? Can research from other fields help us find solutions where conventional thinking around environmentalism might have failed? The last part of the Climate Connection explores some of the ideas we've heard throughout the series in an audience discussion with experts in the fields of economics, psychology, leadership and environmentalism. Participants: Kersty Hobson Bjorn Lomborg Stephen Peake Sunand Prasad BROADCASTS Fri 3 Dec 2010 10:32 BBC World Service Fri 3 Dec 2010...

2 Dec2010

Interview with Lomborg in Spiked

Published by Spiked

Climate change is a practical problem, not a moral one Has ‘skeptical environmentalist’ and scourge of Greenpeace Bjorn Lomborg really had a change of heart and turned green? Er, no, he tells spiked. Rob Lyons ‘“Skeptical environmentalist” and critic of climate scientists to declare global warming a chief concern facing world’, declared the front page of a British broadsheet newspaper in August this year. It suggested that recent comments made by the Danish author Bjorn Lomborg were ‘an apparent U-turn that will give a huge boost to the embattled...

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. (...)...

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