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29 Oct2021

The great ecological delusion: Costly heat pumps that barely work, electric cars recharged by diesel generators... but what if the cash spent on flawed schemes went on new green tech that REALLY worked?

Published by Daily Mail

Today, 120 world leaders and 30,000 delegates will start arriving in Glasgow for the Cop26 climate change conference. Watching from afar will be Bjorn Lomborg, the former Greenpeace activist who, in his acclaimed 2001 book The Skeptical Environmentalist, concluded that the costly measures being dreamed up by politicians, scientists and businessmen have proved next to useless. Here, he explains why little has changed.

27 Oct2021

Funding green research is the most effective way to tackle climate change

Published by The Globe and Mail

In their bids to showcase climate leadership ahead of the approaching United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), world leaders are once again talking of ambitious carbon reduction targets. U.S. President Joe Biden, for example, has set the goal of creating “a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 and net zero emissions economy by no later than 2050.” Most rich countries’ governments have formulated similar ambitions.

25 Oct2021

Lad være med at gentage dyre bud på klimaløsninger, der ikke virker

Published by Jyllands-Posten

Den virkelige udfordring ved den nuværende tilgang til klimapolitikken er, at så længe det er dyrt at skære udledninger, vil lederne tale i et væk, mens de gør meget lidt.

22 Oct2021

Dagens klimapolitikk har ingen effekt

Published by Bergens Tidende

I sine forsøk på å vise klimalederskap i forkant av FNs kommende klimatoppmøte i Glasgow (COP26), snakker verdens ledere igjen om ambisiøse utslippskutt. For eksempel har USAs president Joe Biden satt seg som mål å skape «en kraftsektor fri for CO₂-forurensing innen 2035 og en økonomi med netto nullutslipp senest i 2050». Regjeringer i de fleste rike land har formulert liknende ambisjoner.

30 Sep2021

Want to Lock Down for the Climate?

Published by Wall Street Journal

From the news to late-night shows, much of the media makes it sound as if renewables are on the verge of taking over. But that’s far from reality. In 2019, the latest complete year of data, 81% of the world’s energy supply came from fossil fuels, according to the International Energy Agency. Even if all nations were to fulfill their current climate promises, the IEA estimates that fossil-fuel use would still make up 73% by 2040.

17 Sep2021

Op-ed argues climate change saves more lives

Published by FOX News

Lomborg discussed the fact of fewer temperature-related deaths in an interview with FOX News, with the host concluding: "This is fascinating, this certainly was an eye-opener for me." Unfortunately, good news on the effects of climate change is bad news for climate alarmists, and they are trying to prevent these facts from being seen through censorship.

16 Sep2021

Climate Change Saves More Lives Than You’d Think

Published by Wall Street Journal

Global warming does cause more heat deaths, but the editors’ statistic is deceptive. They say global heat deaths have gone up by 54% among old people in the past 20 years, but they fail to mention that the number of old people has risen by almost as much. Demographics drove most of the rise, not climate change.

11 Sep2021

Do the maths for the real story on climate disasters

Published by The Australian

Media gives outsized attention to plane crashes. But lots of stories of plane crashes do not provide a good insight into transport safety. You need statistics to realise that planes are much safer than cars. Climate alarmist reporting is causing the same problem with ever-proliferating stories about extreme heatwaves, floods and fires. This gale of ghastly tragedies argues that out-of-control climate change is causing ever deadlier calamities. Yet this narrative is contradicted by the data.

4 Aug2021

Allegra Stratton is Right About Electric Cars

Published by The Telegraph

Saying out loud what many people already think about electric cars, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s climate spokeswoman, Allegra Stratton, has received a lot of green flak. She says she’s not yet willing to trade in her old diesel car for a sparkling new electric, because it is inconvenient for her driving needs. In her honesty, Ms Stratton has highlighted the elitist illusion of much green thinking. The hard truth is that electric cars won't "save the world." Even if all nations achieved all of their ambitious EV targets, emissions will be reduced by about 0.1% by 2030. If this...

17 Jun2021

Enough with the net-zero doublethink

Published by Financial Post

Our current climate conversation embodies two blatantly contradictory claims. On one side, experts warn that promised climate policies will be economically crippling. In a new report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) states that achieving net-zero in 2050 will likely be “the greatest challenge humankind has ever faced.” That is a high bar, surpassing the Second World War, the black plague and COVID. On the other side, hand-waving politicians sell net-zero climate schemes as a near-utopia that every nation will rush to embrace. As U.S. climate envoy John Kerry told world leaders gathered...

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