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16 Sep2010

Lomborg op-ed: Europe’s Determination to Decline

Published by Project Syndicate

SÃO PAULO – In a heroic case of finding a silver lining in the bleakest of all situations, the European Union climate commissioner has concluded that the global economic crisis and recession actually provided a lucky break for everyone. Commissioner Connie Hedegaard says that the slowdown in economic activity will make it easier for the EU to achieve its 2020 goal of ensuring that greenhouse-gas emissions are 20% below their 1990 level. In fact, Hedegaard believes that cutting emissions has become so easy that European leaders should be more ambitious and unilaterally aim for a 30%...

16 Sep2010

Lomborg's article in Esquire Magazine Middle East

Published by Esquire

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO Saving Planet? Global warming is not a current threat but a future one. It will cause more heat deaths, flooding and lower agricultural productivity in hot areas. But it will also result in longer growing seasons, more precipitation and fewer cold deaths in most places. Attempts to terrify people about climate change have backfired. Political posturing by celebrity activists and scientists has undermined years of important work on the matter.

10 Sep2010

Lomborg's newest op-ed in Globe and Mail

Published by The Globe and Mail

Sure, worry about climate change – but not too much by Bjørn Lomborg Exaggerated fear is no basis for making smart decisions about something as complicated as global warming For some years now, the debate over global warming has been dominated by fear. Understandably frustrated that their message might not be getting through, climate activists have been ratcheting up the rhetoric to the point where one could be excused for wondering whether they are quoting from scientific journals or the Book of Revelations. If nothing is done, we’ve been told, global warming would soon destroy...

10 Sep2010

Lomborg in Foreign Policy magazine

Published by Foreign Policy

A Changed Climate Skeptic? Bjorn Lomborg has long infuriated environmental activists with his contrarian views on global warming. Has he now embraced their cause? INTERVIEW BY ELIZABETH DICKINSON | SEPTEMBER 3, 2010 It seemed too sensational to be true. On Aug. 30, the Guardian reported that one of the world's most prominent "climate change skeptics," Bjorn Lomborg, had made an apparent about face, now calling for $100 billion to be devoted to stopping global warming. (...)...

2 Sep2010

GUARDIAN FRONT PAGE STORY ON LOMBORG EDITED BOOK

Published by The Guardian

Bjørn Lomborg: $100bn a year needed to fight climate change Exclusive 'Sceptical environmentalist' and critic of climate scientists to declare global warming a chief concern facing world http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/aug/30/bjorn-lomborg-climate-... Bjørn Lomborg: the dissenting climate change voice who changed his tune With his new book, Danish scientist Bjørn Lomborg has become an unlikely advocate for huge investment in fighting global warming. But his answers are unlikely to satisfy all climate change campaigners http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/aug/30/bjorn...

4 Aug2010

CNBC's What The Future... with Lomborg

Published by CNBC

Research Files: A Chat with Bjorn Lomborg Part 1 of 6 As part of our research for WTF! we interviewed some of the most influential thought leaders we could find. We met up with Bjorn Lomborg for lunch. Video, 6 part episode

3 Aug2010

KCRW interview, TO THE POINT

Published by KCRW Radio

China and a New Age of Energy WED JUL 21, 2010 Host: Warren Olney China Overtakes US in Energy Consumption (12:07PM) China has now become the world's biggest consumer of energy. Because of the recession, it overcame the US five years sooner than anybody expected. That means more competition for limited resources, more clout for countries the US doesn't like, and, in the short run, more environmental pollution. What will it mean for green technology, especially if the US continues to lead the way in research while China does the manufacturing? We look at the vast implications of what...

2 Jul2010

Lomborg's op-ed in Telegraph

Published by The Telegraph

By Bjorn Lomborg 02 Jul 2010 The EU's response to global warming is a costly mistake. Europe's 20/20/20 policy will cost billions of pounds, but yield only tiny results, writes Bjorn Lomborg . European leaders have a lot to deal with. The financial crisis has prompted several national stimulus packages and a joint effort to keep Greece afloat, while the EU is in danger of being outstripped by other economies that are growing faster, producing more efficiently and at lower costs. One bright spot is that politicians remain committed to responding to global warming. Unfortunately, their...

1 Jul2010

Lomborg on BBC: What's up with the Weather? June 28

Published by BBC

June 28 8:30pm BBC1 We’re told another barbecue summer and droughts are on the way - but do you really trust the predictions any more? Despite governments, scientists and campaigners telling us the world's climate is changing, increasing numbers of us simply don't believe in global warming. After one of the coldest winters on record and a vicious row about the science behind climate change, Panorama goes back to basics and asks what we really know about our climate and how it will affect us. Panorama reporter Tom Heap speaks to some of the world's leading scientists on both...

1 Jun2010

Lomborg on Stossel

Published by Fox Business

May 28, 2010 Undue Panic Over Global Warming Bjorn Lomborg, author of "The Skeptical Environmentalist", argues we need to be smart about global warming and not rush into making policies out of panic and fear...

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