Bjorn Lomborg

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18 Jun2009

Lomborg's op-ed: Scared silly over climate change

Published by The Guardian

We are frightening children with exaggerations – they believe they don't have a future and that the world is going to end The continuous presentation of scary stories about global warming in the popular media makes us unnecessarily frightened. Even worse, it terrifies our kids. Al Gore famously depicted how a sea-level rise of 20ft (six metres) would almost completely flood Florida, New York, Holland, Bangladesh, and Shanghai, even though the United Nations says that such a thing will not even happen, estimating that sea levels will rise 20 times less than that. When confronted with...

18 Jun2009

Lomborg's op-ed in WSJ: Climate-Industrial Complex

Published by Wall Street Journal

Some business leaders are cozying up with politicians and scientists to demand swift, drastic action on global warming. This is a new twist on a very old practice: companies using public policy to line their own pockets. The tight relationship between the groups echoes the relationship among weapons makers, researchers and the U.S. military during the Cold War. President Dwight Eisenhower famously warned about the might of the "military-industrial complex," cautioning that "the potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist." He worried that...

2 Jun2009

“Gastar fortunas en reducir las emisiones de carbono supone un derroche de recursos trágico e inmoral”

Published by Quo

DIA DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE Bjørn Lomborg, 'El ecologista escéptico' He aquí una preocupante e impresionante ventana a un mundo de pobreza real en demasiados lugares del planeta. El pequeño, semidesnudo, queda eclipsado por esa montaña de rezumante basura. Los marabús están amenazados, pero para mí, lo importante de esta historia es cómo ayudar al niño. (...)

2 Jun2009

Interview with Lomborg in the Barron's

Published by Barron's

Global Warming Is Manageable -- if We're Smart THE NEXT TREATY TO CURB GLOBAL WARMING WILL BE negotiated this December in Copenhagen, Bjorn Lomborg's home city. Called by The Guardian (U.K.) "one of the 50 people who could save the planet," Lomborg, a statistician, is the author of The Skeptical Environmentalist (2001) and Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming" (2007). He also maintains a Website on environmental issues at Contrary to widely held belief, Lomborg isn't at all skeptical of the fact that global warming...

30 Apr2009

Lomborg in New York Times: Copenhagen Climate Summit will waste 10 more years unless we change tracks

Published by The New York Times

WE are often told that tackling global warming should be the defining task of our age — that we must cut emissions immediately and drastically. But people are not buying the idea that, unless we act, the planet is doomed. Several recent polls have revealed Americans’ growing skepticism. Solving global warming has become their lowest policy priority, according to a new Pew survey. (...)

17 Apr2009

Læserne er klar med Danmarks fem største problemer

Published by Politiken's læseres bud på de største udfordringer er på vej til en række eksperter.'s læsere har ikke haft svært ved at udpege Danmarks største problemer de næste 10 år. Overvældende mange - Knap 750 læsere - har skrevet ind med deres bud på, hvor skoen trykker.(...)

17 Apr2009

Lomborg: Danskere skal sætte ord på Danmarks problemer

Published by Politiken

Debattøren og arrangøren af Danmark Konsensus forklarer her om det kommende arrangement, og hvad det skal føre til. Video on Politiken

17 Mar2009

Climate change decisions should be based on science, not political activism

Published by The Guardian

Better to leave it off. Bjørn Lomborg: Stefan Rahmstorf is a respected climate change scientist but by labelling me a 'spin doctor' who 'fools the public' he shows weakness in his argument on sea level rises Bjørn Lomborg, Guardian, Monday 9 March 2009 12.58 GMT In an article in the Guardian last month, I criticised an effort by a group of scientists and activists to cast aside the consensus view of thousands of scientists from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The group is organising an emergency summit on global warming in Copenhagen this...

17 Mar2009

Interview med Bjørn Lomborg - om indflydelse

Published by Venstres Ungdom

I Danmark har vi mange mennesker, som vi anser for at være indflydelsesrige. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Mærsk McKinney Møller og Per Stig Møller kan blandt andet nævnes. Trods dette så har der i flere år i træk blot været én enkelt dansker på listerne over verdenens mest indflydelsesrige personer. Han er kendt for hans altid saglige og kritiske kommentarer, når der er debatter omkring global opvarmning. Os liberale har under slogans, som ”mest for vores penge”, nærmest taget ham til os, som et barn. Det er dog på af at han ikke vil bekende sin fløj, men i stedet er af den...

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. (...)