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17 Feb2011

Lomborg's op-ed: The False Promise of Green Jobs

Published by Project Syndicate

COPENHAGEN – Political rhetoric has shifted away from the need to respond to the “generational challenge” of climate change. Investment in alternative energy technologies like solar and wind is no longer peddled on environmental grounds. Instead, we are being told of the purported economic payoffs, above all, the promise of so-called “green jobs.” Unfortunately, that does not measure up to economic reality. (...)...

3 Feb2011

Lomborg's article in The Daily: Cooling-off period

Published by The Daily

Why the carbon-capping frenzy has died down Bjorn Lomborg Thursday, February 3, 2011 In just a few years, climate change has gone from the hottest issue on the global political agenda to one that top leaders barely acknowledge. Whatever happened to President Obama’s ambitious vow to "act boldly and decisively," former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s urgent intention to hammer out "a comprehensive and global agreement" on carbon cuts, or United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s belief that the world was creating "a very concrete foundation...

28 Jan2011

Lomborg's article in Public Servant

Published by Public Servant (UK)

Why it's time we gave up on this carbon-cutting crusade Friday, January 28, 2011 The EU is spending $250bn to achieve minuscule reductions in temperature rises. It's time for Europe to abandon its quixotic carbon-cutting crusade and try a different approach, writes Bjorn Lomborg. (...)...

28 Jan2011

Lomborg's comment on Obama's talk

Published by Wall Street Journal

WSJ blog By Joseph B. White January 27, 2011 Obama’s Energy Shift: It’s Not About Climate (...) The new, 2011 Obama energy rhetoric appears to embrace the idea that the politically palatable way to cut greenhouse gas emissions is to make low-carbon energy cheaper, instead of using taxes or government-imposed limits to make coal and oil more expensive. That approach has been promoted by Danish economist Bjorn Lomborg and like-minded thinkers in the U.S. such as Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus of the Breakthrough Institute. (...)...

24 Jan2011

Lomborg in the first 10 O'Clock show, Channel 4

Published by Channel 4

Ten O'Clock Live New live topical comedy show hosted by Jimmy Carr, David Mitchell, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne Bjorn Lomborg appears in the show from 6:16...

14 Jan2011

Lomborg's article in Slate: The Best Dollar You Will Ever Spend

Published by Slate

The Best Dollar You Will Ever Spend Nobel laureates have figured out the eight investments that will help the planet most. No. 1: micronutrients. By Bjørn Lomborg Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at 3:24 PM ET On the eastern edge of Kolkata, India, Dulu Bibi, a 25-year-old mother of four, worries about the cost of treating her two sick boys. Her husband earns 80-90 rupees ($1.90) a day. The family's basic diet is low in the essential micronutrients that children need to thrive. Dulu's two sons, age 3 and 1, are weak and feverish, lack appetite, and cry a lot. "If I have to spend 150-200...

11 Jan2011

Lomborg's op-ed: No, You Can't

Published by Project Syndicate

Several thousand officials from 194 countries just gathered in Cancún, Mexico, for yet another global climate summit. Dissatisfied with the pace of climate diplomacy, many individuals are now wondering what they can do about climate change on their own. For years now, climate activists from Al Gore to Leonardo DiCaprio have argued that individual actions like driving more economical cars and using more efficient light bulbs are a crucial element in the effort to address global warming. (...)

7 Jan2011

Book review: Smart Solutions in TIMES Higher Education

Published by Times Higher Education

Smart Solutions to Climate Change: Comparing Costs and Benefits 23 December 2010 TIMES Higher Education Sweating over the heating bill Steven Yearley finds that cost-benefit analysis is of limited use when it comes to saving the planet Suppose the international community took climate change seriously and committed a quarter of a trillion dollars a year to the problem for the next decade: how would they best spend the money? (...) Read it online Book review Smart Sol 2010 Dec 23 Times Higher Education.pdf

7 Jan2011

Interview with Lomborg in Christian Science Monitor

Published by Christian Sciences Monitor

Ideas for a better world in 2011 In many ways, 2010 is a year you may want to relegate to the filing cabinet quickly. It began with a massive earthquake in Haiti and wound down with North Korea once again being an enfant terrible – bizarrely trying to conduct diplomacy through brinkmanship. (...)...

23 Dec2010

Lomborg Broadcast Appearances 2010 Nov

ENERGY NOW! http://www.energynow.com/video/2010/11/14/bjorn-lomborg-his-film-cool-it CNN PARKER SPITZER http://parkerspitzer.blogs.cnn.com/2010/11/15/climate-change-skeptic-say... MSNBC MORNING SHOW http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036789 MSNBC DYLAN RATIGAN SHOW http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/40156942#40156942 WPIX MORNING http://weblogs.wpix.com/news/local/morningnews/blogs/2010/11/cool_it.html KNBC-TV http://www.nbclosangeles.com/station/shows/NewsConference__Bjorn_Lomborg... FOX NEWS HAPPENING NOW http://video.foxnews.com/v/4419642/new-take-on-cooling-the-climate FOX BUSINESS VARNEY...

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