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12 Aug2014

Lomborg on smarter goals for the UN in media around the world

Subsequent to Bjorn Lomborg's article on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and New York Times ' reporting last month, media around the world have interviewed Lomborg on the Copenhagen Consensus Center's Post-2015 Consensus project. The newspapers of record in France and Norway, Le Monde and Aftenposten (on two full pages) both reported on Lomborg's efforts to prioritize global aid spending in the most cost-effective way. An interview with the world's fourth-largest news agency EFE is available both in Spanish (e.g. La Informacion ) and Catalan ( La Vanguardia ). Lomborg...

29 Jul2014

Bjorn Lomborg recently gave testimony to the US Senate

Current climate action is more costly than inaction, even if politicians were smart. Bjorn Lomborg recently gave testimony to the US Senate in regard to the economic and budgetary consequences of climate change.The cost of climate action is likely to cost at least twice as much as climate inaction in this century. Lomborg presented how green energy research could show a way out of this dilemma. Renowned climate scientist Prof. Judith Curry called the testimony "important, well worth reading and pondering." Read Lomborg's testimony or watch the full hearings on webcasts from the...

4 May2014

Lomborg on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry's show

Published by MSNBC

A problem, not armageddon Media around the world asked Bjorn Lomborg to comment on the latest IPCC reports.On MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry, Bjorn Lomborg discussed the effects of climate change on hunger , why we don't need to fear a global food shortage , and what will really help the poor adapting to a changing climate. You can watch the video by clicking on the MSNBC logo to the right...

17 Apr2014

Global Warming’s Upside-Down Narrative

Published by Project Syndicate

NEW YORK – When politicians around the world tell the story of global warming, they cast it as humanity’s greatest challenge. But they also promise that it is a challenge that they can meet at low cost, while improving the world in countless other ways. We now know that is nonsense. CommentsView/Create comment on this paragraphPolitical heavyweights from US Secretary of State John Kerry to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon call climate change “the greatest challenge of our generation.” If we fail to address it, Kerry says, the costs will be “catastrophic.”...

20 Mar2014

India’s GM crop success

Published by National Post

2014-03-20 It's time to retire the myth that Bt cotton is to blame for farmer suicides in India. Opponents of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) claim that the proliferation of GM crops like Bt cotton has placed enormous financial strain on India’s smallholder farmers, driving them to suicide. But detailed studies on the ground indicate that, far from failure, Bt cotton has been a boon for Indian farmers, raising yields per acre by nearly one-quarter and raising smallholder profits by one-half, and lowering health-care costs by helping avoid millions of cases of pesticide...

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