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16 Mar2009

Global warming will save millions of lives

Published by The Telegraph

Dire predictions about climate change and health omit the cost of cold, says Bjorn Lomborg. By Bjorn Lomborg, 13 Mar 2009 Global warming will increase the burden on the British health system because more people will suffer from heat-caused illness. This was the message delivered to a conference in Copenhagen this week by Alistair Hunt, a researcher at Bath University. "I am trying to bring home the impact of climate change to everyone," he said. (...)...

11 Mar2009

Lomborg quoted in The Weekly Standard

Published by The Weekly Standard

Obama's Global Warming Straddle (...) The skeptics may not be winning the debate in the media, but they're "winning the reality" according to Bjørn Lomborg, author of the bestseller The Skeptical Environmentalist. Lomborg points out that despite "tremendous amounts of worrying .  .  . if you look at actual reductions in CO2 over the last few years, nothing." Lomborg isn't opposed to government action, but he derides cap-and-trade regimes as a way for politicians to "put on a tax and get people to think it's a cool thing...

10 Mar2009

IQ2US debate about carbon emission on Youtube!

Published by IQ2US

The entire playlist: Carbon Emissions Debate can be found here. (2 of 14) MAJOR REDUCTIONS IN CARBON EMISSIONS ARE NOT WORTH THE MONEY DEBATE:BJORN LOMBORG (13 of 14) MAJOR REDUCTIONS IN CARBON EMISSIONS ARE NOT WORTH THE MONEY: CLOSING ARGUMENTS PT1 On BBC World News Channel: Verizon-FIOS: Channel 94 or 107 Optimum/Cablevision Channel 104 March 7: 2:10 am, 10:10 am, 3:10 pm, 8:10 pm (EST) March 8: 2:10 am, 10:10 am, 3:10 pm (EST)

5 Mar2009

Lomborg's op-ed in Forbes: Help the Poor with Free Trade

Published by Forbes

Help the Poor With Free Trade by Bjorn Lomborg, 02.25.2009 Forbes Magazine, dated March 16, 2009. On My MindIf you want to save the globe, start by increasing global trade. Hundreds of London's bankers joining the dole queue, America's corporate leaders pleading for a government handout: These are the vivid images of the financial crisis captured by the media. Victims in the developing world, by contrast, are easy to overlook. The planet's most burdened inhabitants will suffer once as their fragile economies contract, and again as rich nations pull up their drawbridges and retreat...

24 Feb2009

Lomborg and Sachs in Zakaria's GPS show

Published by CNN

Fareed Zakaria moderated a heated debate on global warming between Jeffery Sachs from the Earth Institute at Columbia University and author Bjorn Lomborg.

24 Feb2009

Global warnings - Lomborg's latest op-ed in The Guardian

Published by The Guardian

The Copenhagen protocol will not succeed unless China and India sign up, but bribing these nations to take part is counterproductive Björn Lomborg, guardian.co.uk, Sunday 15 February 2009 This December, global leaders will meet in Copenhagen to negotiate a new climate change pact to reduce carbon emissions. Yet, the way that it has been set up, it will inevitably fail. The best hope is that we use this lesson finally to deal with this issue in a smarter fashion. The United States has made it clear that developing countries must sign up to substantial reductions in carbon emissions in...

4 Feb2009

A CHALLENGE TO BARACK OBAMA’S CLIMATE POLICY

Argument Map of the article "Obama and Global Warming" Bjorn Lomborg on climate facts and policy priorities A diagrammatic representation in bCisive 2.0 Austhink Consulting created this logical model of the opinion piece by Professor Bjorn Lomborg. Such models make it possible to see what an argument is. They are called argument maps. Using such a map, those who disagree with Professor Lomborg can pinpoint precisely where and why. Those persuaded of the merits of his case will, equally, be able to account for precisely why. Lomborg Argument Map.pdf...

4 Feb2009

IQ2US debate on Carbon Emissions on video

The entire playlist: Carbon Emissions Debate can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=103E85BD20CD33F2 (2 of 14) MAJOR REDUCTIONS IN CARBON EMISSIONS ARE NOT WORTH THE MONEY DEBATE: BJORN LOMBORG (13 of 14) MAJOR REDUCTIONS IN CARBON EMISSIONS ARE NOT WORTH THE MONEY: CLOSING ARGUMENTS PT1 Major reductions in carbon emissions are not worth the money - was the topic of the latest Intelligence Squared US debate (Jan 13). Bjorn Lomborg, Peter Huber and Philip Stott spoke for the motion. Though they started out with 16% for their proposal and 49% against ("major reductions...

23 Jan2009

IQ2US debate about carbon emission Jan 15, 2009

Published by NPR

The edited broadcast is available now on the NPR's website...

23 Jan2009

Lomborg at Reason Foundation - Nov 2008

Published by Reason

At Reason's 40th anniversary event, held in Hollywood on November 14 and 15, "Skeptical Environmentalist" Bjorn Lomborg kicked things off with an engrossing 30-minute presentation about man-made climate change and the best ways to prioritize and solve global problems ranging from water shortages to poverty to malaria. The author most recently of Cool It, Lomborg is also the force behind The Copenhagen Consensus, a path-breaking approach toward effecting efficient solutions to the planet's most pressing issues. "At the end of the day," says Lomborg, "this is...

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