Bjorn Lomborg

Get the facts straight

22 Apr2019

UN ambassador can reset development agenda

Published by Boston Globe

America’s new United Nations ambassador, Kelly Craft, has an opportunity to help refocus global development efforts, using US clout to ensure every dollar spent does more to help people and the planet. Craft is taking her position at a pivotal time, four years after the ratification of the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, the development agenda up to the year 2030. With little more than one decade left, implementation desperately needs shaking up.

11 Apr2019

The World Bank Must Change Course

Published by Project Syndicate

The World Bank does a lot of important and effective work, especially in health and education, but its climate policies are poorly considered. The Bank’s new president, David Malpass, should refocus the institution on its core mission of eradicating poverty – including the energy poverty that wrecks so many lives.

10 Apr2019


Published by Finmag

Není divu, že se děti bojí. Část politiků a médií mluví o globálním oteplování dost vypjatým, „katastrofizujícím“ jazykem. A když už extrémní slovník nedokáže vybudit dostatečné vzrušení, musí se znovu přitvrdit a vyostřit. Pokud chceme něco s oteplováním dělat, zchlaďme nejprv hlavy.

9 Apr2019

Globale Erwärmung – eine überhitzte Debatte

Published by Der Standard

Überall in der reichen Welt schwänzen Kinder die Schule und gehen auf die Straßen, um Maßnahmen gegen den Klimawandel einzufordern. Obwohl ihre Leidenschaft bewundernswert ist, ist ihr Fokus fehlgeleitet. Dies ist weitgehend die Schuld der Erwachsenen, die die Verantwortung dafür übernehmen müssen, dass sie Kinder unnötig mit dem Klimawandel ängstigen. Es ist kein Wunder, dass Schülerinnen und Schüler Angst kriegen, wenn Erwachsene ein derart schreckliches Bild der globalen Erwärmung malen.

22 Mar2019

El acceso a la energía

Published by La Tercera

Una de las historias de exito en materia de desarrollo que mas se pasa por alto es que la poblacion sin acceso a la electricidad ha caido por debajo de los 1.000 milliones, por primera vez desde que se inciaron los registros.

15 Mar2019

The right way to deal with extreme weather

Published by New York Post

In setting out a plan to make Manhattan better prepared for extreme weather, Mayor Bill de Blasio is delivering a sorely needed message on climate change. Usually, when extreme weather like a hurricane hits, we hear the same old calls for drastic carbon cuts. Yet these are both ineffective and hopeless at helping victims of hurricanes.

15 Mar2019

Greta Thunberg, student protesters should demand better solutions to climate change

Published by USA Today

Around the world, thousands of children are striking for climate action. Spurred on by young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, they want to convince adults to “panic.” The campaign is supported by adults who feel the same way: Thunberg has been welcomed to the World Economic Forum in Davos, has delivered a TedTalk, and has been lauded in Rolling Stone and The Guardian. Thunberg’s undeniable passion is directed at perhaps the only challenge in the world where a call for everyone to panic would be received with so little critical thought.

13 Mar2019

Overheating About Global Warming

Published by Project Syndicate

Across the rich world, school students have walked out of classrooms and taken to the streets to call for action against climate change. They are inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who blasts the media and political leaders for ignoring global warming and wants us to “panic.” A global day of action is planned for March 15. Although the students’ passion is admirable, their focus is misguided. This is largely the fault of adults, who must take responsibility for frightening children unnecessarily about climate change. It is little wonder that kids are scared when grown-...

8 Mar2019

Fleischfrei essen rettet das Klima nicht

Published by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Zur Rettung des Planeten auf Fleisch zu verzichten, ist nun der letzte Schrei. Eine kürzlich veröffentlichte Studie suggeriert, eine drastische Reduzierung des Fleischkonsums sei „unabdingbar, um eine Klimakatastrophe zu verhindern“, so der britische „Guardian“.

6 Mar2019

Os fingimentos sobre as alterações climáticas

Published by Jornal de Negocio

Em vez de forçar a implementação de energias verdes, atualmente ineficientes, os governos deveriam investir muito mais em investigação e desenvolvimento para torná-las mais baratas no futuro. Promessas bonitas são políticas fáceis, mas não ajudam o planeta.