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6 Nov2009

Lomborg: Climate Change and Malaria in Africa

Published by Wall Street Journal

WALL STREET JOURNAL By BJORN LOMBORG Climate Change and Malaria in Africa Limiting carbon emissions won't do much to stop disease in Zambia. NOVEMBER 1, 2009 When he first got sick, Samson Banda didn't realize he had malaria. Only after he came down with a serious fever did he end up at a clinic in the Bauleni slum compound in Lusaka, Zambia. The clinic has just a few nurses and staff with basic medical skills. Locals can wait for an entire day to be seen. Unchecked malaria is serious. Nine out of 10 of the world's annual one million malaria-caused deaths occur in sub-Saharan...

6 Nov2009

Bridging the Generation Gap on Climate -interview with Lomborg

Published by New York Times

By SEBNEM ARSU and JAMES KANTER Published: October 30, 2009 ...Bjorn Lomborg, a Danish political scientist who found fame as the author of the provocative book “The Skeptical Environmentalist,” said that by campaigning for swift agreement at a global climate conference in December in Copenhagen, the Elders risked backing expensive and ineffective solutions that might divert money from more effective measures to save lives and protect the planet. “I have no doubt the Elders care deeply about their grandchildren,” Mr. Lomborg said, “but we should be concerned about...

26 Oct2009

The View from Vanuatu on Climate Change

Published by Wall Street Journal

(...) Torethy Frank, a 39-year-old woman carving out a subsistence lifestyle on Vanuatu's Nguna Island, is one of those "innocent people." Yet, she has never heard of the problem that her government rates as a top priority. "What is global warming?" she asks a researcher for the Copenhagen Consensus Center. (...) Read it online BL 2009 Oct 22 WSJ Vanuatu...

21 Oct2009

Lomborg interview at Barron's: A Smarter Approach to Climate Change

Published by Barron's

DANISH STATISTICIAN AND MORAL CRUSADER Bjorn Lomborg rarely misses an opportunity. Speaking by telephone last week from his apartment in Copenhagen, Lomborg told me about his recent initiative to get the world to deal sensibly with climate change. (...)

23 Sep2009

Interview with Lomborg on Deutsche Welle

Published by Deutsche Welle

CLIMATE | 22.09.2009 Cutting carbon emissions won't stop climate change, expert says As world leaders meet at the UN to discuss climate change, Bjorn Lomborg tells DW he expects little to come from the talks. He tells politicians there are better ways to spend billions than on fighting climate change. (...) Read it online Int BL 2009 Sept 22 Deutsche Welle .pdf...

21 Sep2009

Lomborg's op-ed in Forbes

Published by Forbes

09-21-2009: Climate Change: A Perilous Path Our costly ''solutions'' could be more harmful than global warming itself. Evidence is growing that relatively cheap policies like climate engineering and non-carbon energy research could effectively prevent suffering from global warming, both in the short and long term. Unfortunately, political leaders gathering at a special meeting of the United Nations in New York this week will focus on a very different response. (...)...

7 Sep2009

Lomborg in Newsweek: Carbon Cuts Won’t Work

Published by Newsweek

When world leaders meet for the climate-change summit in Copenhagen this December, they will make decisions that will affect the world for many generations. Three months before that meeting, there is an alarming absence of serious discussion about what these decisions should be. What passes for debate is usually a shouting match between those who believe that climate change is not real and those who believe that it will end life on Earth. We are all, it seems, either "deniers" or "believers." (...)...

7 Sep2009

Lomborg in WSJ: Technology Can Fight Global Warming

Published by Wall Street Journal

Marine cloud whitening, and other ideas. We have precious little to show for nearly 20 years of efforts to prevent global warming. Promises in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 to cut carbon emissions went unfulfilled. Stronger pledges in Kyoto five years later failed to keep emissions in check. The only possible lesson is that agreements to reduce carbon emissions are costly, politically arduous and ultimately ineffective. But this is a lesson many are hell-bent on ignoring, as politicians plan to gather again—this time in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December—to negotiate a new carbon-emissions...

7 Sep2009

Lomborg's new op-ed: Adapting to Climate Change

Published by Project Syndicate

Striking the right balance between preventing global warming and adapting to its effects is one of the most important – and most vexing – policy questions of our age. It is also often ignored. (...)...

7 Sep2009

Lomborg's op-ed in The Australian: Cut the carbon later on

Published by The Australian

Cutting future emissions is much cheaper than slashing present ones, argues Bjorn Lomborg AT its heart, much of the debate over climate change deals with just one divisive and vexing question: How big should cuts in carbon emissions be? This narrow focus makes the debate unconstructive. Everybody wants to prevent global warming and the real question is: How can we do that best? We should be open to other ways to stop warming, such as cutting carbon emissions in the future instead of now or focusing on reducing emissions of other greenhouse gases. Global warming will create significant...

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