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22 Dec2010

Interview with Lomborg in Now Lebanon "Talking To" column

Published by Now! Lebanon

Clearing the air on climate change Talking to Bjorn Lomborg Sarah Lynch, December 14, 2010 Danish author and academic Bjorn Lomborg has such controversial views on climate change that Al Gore will not debate him. While he thinks global warming is real, he campaigns against immediate measures to cut carbon emissions, arguing that they are not cost effective. Lomborg became well-known in 2001 for his controversial book “The Skeptical Environmentalist,” in which he argued that many widely-published views on environmental matters are flat-out wrong. In 2004, Lomborg ranked on Time...

22 Dec2010

Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist chose The Skeptical Environmentalist as one of his 5 favorite books

Published by The Browser

Matt Ridley’s books have sold over 800,000 copies, been translated into 27 languages and been short-listed for six literary prizes. In 2004 he won the National Academies Book Award from the US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine for Nature via Nurture. In 2007 he won the Davis Prize from the US History of Science Society for Francis Crick. Bjørn Lomborg. He read a famous article about Julian Simon in Wired, about the bet and Simon’s views, and Bjorn, being a gay, vegetarian, left-wing Dane thought: ‘This is crap.’ But he was an economics professor...

15 Dec2010

Lomborg in Future News TV

Published by Future News TV

I would like to invite you to watch the special report about Masdar city from AbuDhabi and interview with Bjorn Lomborg the Environment Economist from Denmark tonight on Future News TV. Or check our website : http://www.future-news.tv/program_details.php?id=Ng The program is called: Akhdar Azrak أخضر أزرق it is an Arabic website . http://www.future-news.tv/program_details.php?id=Ng

10 Dec2010

Financial Times: Europe needs real vision on climate

Published by Financial Times

By Bjørn Lomborg Published: December 9 2010 Barring last-minute upsets, the climate conference in Cancún will close on Friday having delivered on expectations that it would achieve nothing meaningful. As negotiators, commentators and campaigners head home, attention will turn to what happens next. Pundits and politicians in Europe will inevitably argue that we should “go it alone” and strengthen the European Union’s 20/20/20 policy, which aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 20 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020 and ensure 20 per cent renewable energy. The real lesson is...

9 Dec2010

Lomborg in the National Theatre, London, Febr 15, 2011

Bjørn Lomborg: Cool It! – The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming A controversial figure in the climate change debate, the self-proclaimed Danish ‘skeptic’, academic and environmental writer talks about his much-discussed and criticised analysis on the subject as outlined in his book and film Cool It. Part of the series of Greenland events. This Platform is followed by a booksigning Tickets £3.50 (£2.50 concessions) Running time 45 minutes Tue 15, February 2011, 6:00 pm...

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...

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