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False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet

Bjorn Lomborg's latest best-selling book has been met with critical acclaim: Britain's newspaper of record The Times calls 'False Alarm' a "calm, rational analysis of climate change and what to do about it... False Alarm is an essential book. If anyone in your family or circle of friends has succumbed to XR mania, this could be an invaluable corrective, providing balance, solutions and optimism." Denmark's leading newspaper Jyllands-Posten concludes in its book review that "Lomborg's insights are more important now than ever, and he presents them razor-sharp with a wealth of useful and convincing data and examples," Financial Times highlights Lomborg's "powerful" argumentation, and National Review says Lomborg's "approach is undoubtedly the optimal one…If you buy only one book on climate change…this should be the book."

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Lomborg on The Joe Rogan Experience

Bjorn Lomborg recently sat down with Joe Rogan to discuss smart solutions to climate change and many other of the world's most pressing problems. You can watch the full conversation on Spotify.

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Peer-reviewed journal article on climate policy

Bjorn Lomborg has published a new academic paper on climate change: "Welfare in the 21st century: Increasing development, reducing inequality, the impact of climate change, and the cost of climate policies" for the peer-reviewed journal Technological Forecasting and Social Change. It shows that common portrayals of devastation from climate change are unfounded. Scenarios set out under the UN Climate Panel (IPCC) show per person human welfare will likely increase to 450% of today's welfare over the 21st century. Climate damages will reduce this welfare increase to 434%.

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How to save 1.4 million lives for less than $3 billion

Every two minutes, one woman dies from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. A new report published by Copenhagen Consensus shows how targeted spending of less than $3 billion on family planning and Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care could save 162,000 mothers every year along with 1.2 million newborns. Measuring the total value of these efforts, each dollar spent would achieve $71 of social benefits, making it one of the best investments in the world. Bjorn Lomborg writes about this new study in op-eds for Los Angeles Times and multiple other newspapers around the globe.

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Trade-Offs for Global Do-Gooders

The Global Goals were a culmination of a four-year process for setting priorities to help the world’s most disadvantaged people—a process beset from the start by horse-trading, haggling and endless consultation. In a bid not to offend anyone, the new development agenda is expected to include an incredible 169 targets for investment. Giving priority to 169 things is the same as giving priority to nothing at all.

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Research Reveals Negligible Impact of Paris Climate Promises

Paris commitments will reduce temperatures by just 0.05°C in 2100. A new peer-reviewed paper by Dr. Bjorn Lomborg published in the Global Policy journal measures the actual impact of all significant climate promises made ahead of the Paris climate summit.

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Cool it

Cool It is a groundbreaking book that transforms the debate about global warming by offering a fresh perspective based on human needs as well as environmental concerns. Rather than starting with the most radical procedures, Lomborg argues that we should first focus our resources on more immediate concerns, such as fighting malaria and HIV/AIDS and assuring and maintaining a safe, fresh water supply-which can be addressed at a fraction of the cost and save millions of lives within our lifetime. He asks why the debate over climate change has stifled rational dialogue and killed meaningful dissent.

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10 Nov2022

COP27: A Parade Of Climate Hypocrisy

Published by Forbes

Every year, global climate summits feature a parade of hypocrisy, as the world’s elite arrive on private jets to lecture humanity on cutting carbon emissions. The current UN climate summit in Egypt offers more breathtaking hypocrisy than usual, because the world’s rich are zealously lecturing poor...

2 Oct2022

Sustainable Development Goals: How India and the world are doing

Published by Mint

Kofi Annan once highlighted that the then abstract idea of sustainable development needed to be turned into a reality for the world population. Unfortunately, a lot of progress still remains on that front. The world’s—and India’s—performance on the relatively straight-forward Millennium Development...

9 Sep2022

Policies Pushing Electric Vehicles Show Why Few People Want One

Published by Wall Street Journal

We constantly hear that electric cars are the future—cleaner, cheaper and better. But if they’re so good, why does California need to ban gasoline-powered cars? Why does the world spend $30 billion a year subsidizing electric ones?

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About Bjorn

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg researches the smartest ways to help the world. He is one of TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century according to Esquire magazine, and one of the 50 people who could save the planet according to the UK Guardian. Lomborg has repeatedly been named one of Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers

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Bjorn Lomborg on The Joe Rogan Experience

Bjorn Lomborg recently sat down with Joe Rogan to discuss smart solutions to climate change and many other of the world's most pressing problems. You can watch the full conversation on Spotify.

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Peer-reviewed journal article on climate policy

Bjorn Lomborg has published a new academic paper on climate change: "Welfare in the 21st century: Increasing development, reducing inequality, the impact of climate change, and the cost of climate policies" for the peer-reviewed journal Technological Forecasting and Social Change. It shows that common portrayals of devastation from climate change are unfounded. Scenarios set out under the UN Climate Panel (IPCC) show per person human welfare will likely increase to 450% of today's welfare over the 21st century. Climate damages will reduce this welfare increase to 434%.

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