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12 Nov2010

Lomborg op-ed: A Return to Reason

Published by Project Syndicate

COPENHAGEN – Common sense was an early loser in the scorching battle over the reality of man-made global warming. For nearly 20 years, one group of activists argued – in the face of ever-mounting evidence – that global warming was a fabrication. Their opponents, meanwhile, exaggerated the phenomenon’s likely impact – and, as a consequence, dogmatically fixated on drastic, short-term carbon cuts as the only solution, despite overwhelming evidence that such cuts would be cripplingly expensive and woefully ineffective. (...)...

3 Nov2010

Lomborg in Thanh Nien news

Published by Thanh Nien News

Little progress seen at UN climate change talks 10/8/2010 Experts say climate talks have been stymied by national self-interest (...) Given the mounting obstacles to a significant climate change agreement, Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, director of the Danish think tank Copenhagen Consensus Center and author of “The Skeptical Environmentalist,” says he’s hoping for a return to the proverbial drawing board...

29 Oct2010

Lomborg at CBN news

Published by CBN

'Cool It' Movie Offers Global Warming Alternative By Paul Strand CBN News Washington Sr. Correspondent Self-proclaimed "skeptical environmentalist" Bjorn Lomborg says there's way too much panic over global warming. In his new documentary, "Cool It," Lomborg offers alternative ways to protecting the environment without overreacting -- and overspending...

28 Oct2010

Politico.com: Lomborg says he agrees with Al Gore, sort of

Published by Politico

By ROBIN BRAVENDER | 10/7/2010 One of the world's most famous global warming contrarians says he sees eye to eye with Al Gore on climate science – for the most part – and claims his view have been distorted by those on both sides of the global warming debate. Bjorn Lomborg, a Danish academic and the self-proclaimed "skeptical environmentalist," said he "fundamentally" agrees with the global warming crusader and former vice president. (...)...

28 Oct2010

The NS Interview: Bjørn Lomborg

Published by New Statesman

Sophie Elmhirst Published 24 September 2010 NS: You started life as a statistician. What sparked your interest in the environment? BL: I found university a little dispiriting. I thought I would enter the great halls of Plato, but instead I entered the halls of an intellectual sausage factory. I wanted to do something not on the main course, and chose the environment.

28 Oct2010

Lomborg in Chicago Tonight

Published by WTTW Chicago

Is fear ruling the climate change debate? Self-described "skeptical environmentalist" Bjorn Lomborg says yes. He talks about his new documentary Cool It. Watch it here...

27 Oct2010

Lomborg in Esquire's 75 most influental people of the 21st century

Published by Esquire

This year, Esquire celebrates its 75th anniversary and in this connection, the American magazine has asked which people worldwide contribute with something important and significant to the world in the 21st century. The list also features the Nobel Prize winner, Al Gore, the philanthropist, Bill Gates, the presidential candidate, Barack Obama, talk show host, Oprah Winfrey, media mogul, Rupert Murdoch, and the governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

26 Oct2010

Reuters: Bjorn Lomborg: skeptic or too much an optimist?

Published by Reuters

Sep 4, 2010 10:18 EDT Bjorn Lomborg, author of “The Skeptical Environmentalist,” used to argue that concern about climate change was overblown because there were better causes to spend money on such as curing AIDS or malaria. The Danish political scientist now says in a book coming out later this month called ”Smart Solutions to Climate Change: Comparing Costs and Benefits,” that global warming is one of the top challenges facing the world and we should spend money on trying to fix it – $100 billion a year. But true to his contrarian nature, he thinks the way the...

25 Oct2010

Lomborg in The Independent: Sceptical green urges smart billions to fight warming

Published by The Independent

Tuesday, 7 September 2010 Bjoern Lomborg, the bad boy of the climate debate who has rejected for years "alarmist" prophecies from environmentalists, stresses in a new book the need to invest billions to fight global warming. (...)...

25 Oct2010

Lomborg op-ed: What Have Climate Activists Learned?

Published by Project Syndicate

COPENHAGEN – Advocates of drastic cuts in carbon-dioxide emissions now speak a lot less than they once did about climate change. Climate campaigners changed their approach after the collapse of the Copenhagen climate-change summit last December and the revelation of mistakes in the United Nations climate panel’s work – as well as in response to growing public skepticism and declining interest. (...)...

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