Bjorn Lomborg

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3 Oct2014

How Indoor Stoves Can Help Solve Global Poverty

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World leaders at the U.N. recently began a yearlong conversation about global goals for the next 15 years. Many will rightly talk about poverty, food, water and the environment. Few will mention energy. Yet we should. Access to energy is one the most important drivers of development, e.g. improving living standards during the Industrial Revolution to more recently, helping lift 680 million Chinese out of poverty. Currently almost 3 billion people, mostly in Africa and South-east Asia, live without modern energy, instead using wood and dung as a source of fuel. Societies that live without...

22 Sep2014

Forecasts: Hopes and Fears About Climate Change

Published by New York Times

New York Times recently interviewed Lomborg (among two dozen scientists, authors, and world and national figures) about two questions: What is your greatest worry about climate change? What gives you hope? Here's his answer: Global warming is real and a problem, but we need better, more effective solutions. What troubles me most is that we keep focusing on making old-fashioned promises to cut CO2 [even though] these promises have failed to curb emissions rises for more than 20 years. Why don’t they work? Because cheap power is the foundation for economic growth. There is an almost one-to-one...

12 Aug2014

Lomborg: Fracking räcker till framtiden

Published by Svenska Dagbladet

Bjorn Lomborg, 8 juni 2014 "Ryssland och Kina kom nyligen överens om ett 30-årigt avtal värt 400 miljarder dollar enligt vilket Gazprom ska leverera 38 miljarder kubikmeter naturgas årligen till Kina. Detta förvärrar EU:s energikris, men unionen förefaller blunda för den uppenbara lösningen – fracking – och blickar i stället nervöst på de marginella tillskott som förnybara energikällor utgör..."

12 Aug2014

Lomborg: Nur Fracking hilft Europa gegen Putins Gasmonopol

Published by Die Welt

Nur Fracking hilft Europa gegen Putins Gasmonopol Erneuerbare Energien sind zu teuer, um unsere Energieversorgung zu gewährleisten. Schiefergas ist der einzige Weg aus der Abhängigkeit von Russland – und ist zudem noch gut für die CO2-Bilanz. Von Björn Lomborg, 09 Juni 2014

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...

7 Aug2014

Lomborg dans Le Monde, « crée le buzz à New York » 

Published by Le Monde

L'ONU invitée à limiter ses Objectifs de développement durable pour 2030 LE MONDE | 02.07.2014 par Alexandra Geneste « L'ONU peaufine sa dernière folie des grandeurs. Alors que les Objectifs du millénaire pour le développement (OMD) arrivent à échéance en 2015, les négociations destinées à définir l'agenda « post-2015 » battent leur plein. Pas moins de 12 réunions ont déjà eu lieu depuis un an. La prochaine, prévue du 14 au 18 juillet, s'annonce cruciale... ...Le fait que l’initiative provienne de son fondateur, le statisticien Bjorn Lomborg , réputé...

5 Aug2014

Kulsort støtte

Published by Berlingske

Jeg har tidligere skrevet blogs om hvordan den voldsomme statslige støtte til vedvarende energi er ved at tage overhånd. Et godt eksempel er Spanien, der nu betaler mere i tilskud til vind-og solenergi, end landet bruger på videregående uddannelser...

25 Jul2014

Smart Aid for the World's Poor

Published by Wall Street Journal

In Wall Street Journal, Matt Ridley asks how rich countries can best help poor ones and identifies five goals with great bang for the buck based on the output from Post-2015 Consensus so far.

23 Jul2014

Copenhagen’s wind plan is little more than a costly vanity project

Published by The Australian

Copenhagen wants to be the world’s first CO2-neutral city by 2025. But this initiative, however wonderful it sounds, is little more than a costly vanity project. After all, the whole accounting exercise works only if others are still using coal and gas that Copenhagen’s unpredictable wind power can replace. If the city's unrealistic assumptions fall short, the financial losses for its inhabitants will be substantial. The article was published in newspapers around the world, e.g. Economic Times (India), The Korea Times or Periódico AM (Mexico).

21 Jul2014

Verdens største miljøproblem skal bekæmpes med fossil energi

Published by Berlingske

Verdens største miljøproblem er ikke global opvarmning, men indendørs luftforurening, som vi talte om i min første blog. Den dræber 4,3 millioner hvert år. Løsningen er bedre adgang til ren, billig energi – hvilket for de fleste mennesker betyder energi fra fossile brændstoffer...