Bjorn Lomborg

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20 Jun2011

Lomborg op-ed: How to Set Goals

Published by Project Syndicate

2011-06-14 How to Set Goals COPENHAGEN – At this century’s start, leaders from every country agreed to pursue the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. The ambition was to improve significantly the lot of the planet’s most disadvantaged citizens before 2015. (...) Read it online BL Op-ed 2011-6 June How to set Goals.pdf...

14 Jun2011

Lomborg's article in Newsweek: A Roadmap for the Planet

Published by Newsweek

A Roadmap for the Planet How we live today is clearly unsustainable. Why history proves that is completely irrelevant. by Bjorn Lomborg June 12, 2011 From the 18th through the mid-19th century, whale oil provided light to much of the Western world. At its peak, whaling employed 70,000 people and was the United States’ fifth-largest industry. The U.S. stood as the world’s foremost whale slayer. Producing millions of gallons of oil each year, the industry was widely seen as unassailable, with advocates scoffing at would-be illumination substitutes like lard oil and camphene. Without...

9 Jun2011

Lomborg's article in USA Today: 'Earth Hour' won't change the world

Published by USA Today

By Bjorn Lomborg Updated 3/23/2011 Copenhagen's central square hardly competes with New York's Times Square for glitz, but it is prime commercial space in my home of Denmark. Now there's a new advertiser among the neon signs: a brightly lit billboard exhorts everyone to participate in "Earth Hour," the 60 minutes on Saturday night in which the whole world is urged to dim the lights to cut greenhouse emissions. (...)...

8 Jun2011

Lomborg on Letterman

Published by CBS

Watch Late Show with David Letterman – Ricky Gervais, Bjorn Lomborg, Foo Fighters Apr 12, 2011 Air date: 11:35 pm, 11:35 pm TV Network: CBS...

31 May2011

Interview with Lomborg in the RICS Modus magazine

Published by RICS Modus

Are governments doing enough to mitigate the effects of climate change? No, they are doing too much of the wrong things, and too little of what will actually work. All the focus has been on immediate carbon cuts although studies show that the cost will be vastly greater than the benefit. (...)

24 May2011

Lomborg's Project Syndicate op-ed: The Myth of Green Energy Security

Published by Project Syndicate

The Myth of Green Energy Security 2011-05-17 Bjørn Lomborg COPENHAGEN – Turmoil across the Middle East and Northern Africa has refocused attention on the impact that political tensions or interference can have on the price and availability of energy imports. Against consumer fears of gas-price hikes, energy security ranks high on many Western governments’ policy agendas. (...)...

18 May2011

Lomborg on Fox Happening Now

Published by Fox News

FoxNewsInsider, Apr 21, 2011 Earth Day: Author Bjorn Lomborg on Whether We're 'Saving the World ... Or Just Burning Money' One day ahead of Earth Day, 'Skeptical Environmentalist' author Bjorn Lomborg stopped by to talk about what's worth it and what's not when it comes to actually changing the environment...

5 May2011

Lomborg radio interview on 89.3 KPCC

Published by KPCC radio

Patt Morrison for May 5, 2011 Has Bjorn Lomborg—the poster child of environmental skeptics—changed his climate? Bjorn Lomborg, Danish environmental academic, infuriated scientists around the world when he published The Skeptical Environmentalist in 2001. The book claimed that overpopulation, destruction of resources, and global warming are not imminent problems. It would be a waste of time, Lomborg wrote, and even detrimental, if countries focused on environmental problems like global warming instead of on bigger problems such as worldwide poverty and disease. (...)...

29 Apr2011

Lomborg's article in Washington Post

Published by Washington Post

Washington Post Opinions Hold the accolades on China’s ‘green leap forward’ By Bjorn Lomborg, Published: April 21, 2011 As the world’s factory floor, China is not an obvious environmental leader. It is beleaguered by severe pollution and generates more carbon emissions than any other nation. Yet many have trumpeted it as an emerging “green giant” for its non-carbon-based energy production and its aggressive promises to cut carbon emissions. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman described China’s “green leap forward” as “the most...

24 Apr2011

Lomborg on Dylan Ratigan Show on Earth Day

Published by MSNBC

Climate debate driven by fear? The self-described skeptical environmentalist, Bjorn Lomborg, joins the Dylan Ratigan Show on Earth Day to discuss global warming, the fear-based rhetoric, and whether China is actually beating the U.S. in the clean energy race.