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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. (...)...

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. (...)...

11 Mar2009

Lomborg quoted in The Weekly Standard

Published by The Weekly Standard

Obama's Global Warming Straddle (...) The skeptics may not be winning the debate in the media, but they're "winning the reality" according to Bjørn Lomborg, author of the bestseller The Skeptical Environmentalist. Lomborg points out that despite "tremendous amounts of worrying .  .  . if you look at actual reductions in CO2 over the last few years, nothing." Lomborg isn't opposed to government action, but he derides cap-and-trade regimes as a way for politicians to "put on a tax and get people to think it's a cool thing...

10 Mar2009

IQ2US debate about carbon emission on Youtube!

Published by IQ2US

The entire playlist: Carbon Emissions Debate can be found here. (2 of 14) MAJOR REDUCTIONS IN CARBON EMISSIONS ARE NOT WORTH THE MONEY DEBATE:BJORN LOMBORG (13 of 14) MAJOR REDUCTIONS IN CARBON EMISSIONS ARE NOT WORTH THE MONEY: CLOSING ARGUMENTS PT1 On BBC World News Channel: Verizon-FIOS: Channel 94 or 107 Optimum/Cablevision Channel 104 March 7: 2:10 am, 10:10 am, 3:10 pm, 8:10 pm (EST) March 8: 2:10 am, 10:10 am, 3:10 pm (EST)

5 Mar2009

Lomborg's op-ed in Forbes: Help the Poor with Free Trade

Published by Forbes

Help the Poor With Free Trade by Bjorn Lomborg, 02.25.2009 Forbes Magazine, dated March 16, 2009. On My MindIf you want to save the globe, start by increasing global trade. Hundreds of London's bankers joining the dole queue, America's corporate leaders pleading for a government handout: These are the vivid images of the financial crisis captured by the media. Victims in the developing world, by contrast, are easy to overlook. The planet's most burdened inhabitants will suffer once as their fragile economies contract, and again as rich nations pull up their drawbridges and retreat...

24 Feb2009

Lomborg and Sachs in Zakaria's GPS show

Published by CNN

Fareed Zakaria moderated a heated debate on global warming between Jeffery Sachs from the Earth Institute at Columbia University and author Bjorn Lomborg.

24 Feb2009

Global warnings - Lomborg's latest op-ed in The Guardian

Published by The Guardian

The Copenhagen protocol will not succeed unless China and India sign up, but bribing these nations to take part is counterproductive Björn Lomborg, guardian.co.uk, Sunday 15 February 2009 This December, global leaders will meet in Copenhagen to negotiate a new climate change pact to reduce carbon emissions. Yet, the way that it has been set up, it will inevitably fail. The best hope is that we use this lesson finally to deal with this issue in a smarter fashion. The United States has made it clear that developing countries must sign up to substantial reductions in carbon emissions in...

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