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29 Mar2011

Lomborg at BRISTOL Festival of Ideas, May 31

Bjørn Lomborg Putting Global Warming in Perspective 31 May 2011, 18.30-20.30 At Bristol Bjørn Lomborg believes that global warming is real, man-made and will have a serious impact on humans and the environment toward the end of thiscentury. In a range of books (including The Skeptical Environmentalist and Cool It), articles and now a film, Lomborg argues that we need to look at the costs and benefits of the proposed measures. He demonstrates that drastic, here-and-now measures are the worst way to spend money as climate change is a 100-year problem that cannot be fixed in ten years. Instead...

23 Mar2011

Lomborg's participation in the Milken Conference, May 2-4, 2011

MILKEN Institute Global Conference, Los Angeles Slowing Climate Change: Plan B Panel Detail: Monday, May 2, 2011 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Economists across the political spectrum have long argued that the least costly, least intrusive way to contain greenhouse gases is to charge emitters for the privilege and let the market decide how to cut back. But market-friendly fixes have been rejected by the rapidly growing economies of the developing world and are off the political agenda in the United States. This panel will weigh the prospects for non-market initiatives to contain emissions –...

23 Mar2011

Lomborg's op-ed: A Race to Hunger

Published by Project Syndicate

2011-03-10 A Race to Hunger SYDNEY – Spectators at February’s Daytona 500 in Florida were handed green flags to wave in celebration of the news that the race’s stock cars now use gasoline with 15% corn-based ethanol. It was the start of a season-long television marketing campaign to sell the merits of biofuel to Americans. (...)...

23 Mar2011

Lomborg's article in NATO Review

Published by NATO Review

Febr 16, 2011: Food Security: The seed of solution is already here. Bjørn Lomborg argues that global warming’s effects on food scarcity can be addressed – and now. Furthermore, he paints a picture in which fewer people starve in the world, despite population growth. Here he sets out the action needed now...

3 Mar2011

IEMA interview with Lomborg

Published by The Environmentalist

Environmentalistonline.com 2011 Febr A sceptic is someone who questions or doubts accepted opinions. Bjorn Lomborg, author of The Skeptical Environmentalist, challanges many "orthodox" views about climate change, but one thing he does accept is that man-made global warming exists: he is no climate-change denier. (...) A minority voice? The self-styled sceptical environmentalist, Bjørn Lomborg, talks to Paul Suff...

2 Mar2011

Lateline interview with Lomborg

Published by Lateline

Solving warming is about innovation: Lomborg Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 02/03/2011 Reporter: Tony Jones Bjorn Lomborg is the author of the controversial book The Skeptical Environmentalist and says we are taking the wrong approach to tackling climate change.

25 Feb2011

Lomborg's upcoming Australian Speech Tour

Lomborg's upcoming Australian Speech Tour. Kindly contact the organizers if you want to attend any of the events March 1, 9am, Melbourne Green Cities 2011 Conference http://www.greencities.org.au/speakers.asp March 2, 11:30am, Canberra Outlook 2011 Conference Forests in a low carbon global economy session http://www.daff.gov.au/abare-brs/outlook March 2, 3pm, Canberra Economics and Regional Development Conferencehttp://www.csu.edu.au/research/ilws/news/events/ March 7, 6pm, Melbourne Australian Institute of International Affairs lecture (AIIA) Climate Change: A Way Forward http://www.aiia...

23 Feb2011

Lomborg interview in the Third Way magazine

Published by Third Way

The self-styled 'sceptical environmentalist' Professor Bjørn Lomborg has for years been both extolled and excoriated. As he urges us all to 'cool it', Third Way got smart with him at the Copenhagen Consensus Center. The accolades you have received - three years ago, for example, the Guardian called you 'one of the 50 people who could save the planet' - are extraordinary. Would the people who knew you as a child have been surprised? I don't know. I think they would probably say they always knew I was a little bit weird, but they didn't know whether it was weird...

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...

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