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29 May2019

Calling climate change ‘catastrophic’ makes it harder to find real answers

Published by New York Post

Ever notice how, in the last decade or so, we quietly stopped just having storms and started having “extreme weather events”? It feels like no temperature drop or seasonal downpour is too small for the media to slap a scary name on it and issue minute-by-minute warnings. Well, now some news outlets and campaigners are trying to do the exact same thing for climate change itself.

28 May2019

The UK needs to spend more on researching green energy

Published by The Spectator

On the sidelines of the 2015 Paris climate summit, then-UK prime minister David Cameron and 19 other world leaders made a promise to double green energy research and development by 2020. The United Kingdom is on course to break that promise. As a percentage of GDP, spending on low-carbon energy R&D has stayed sluggishly around 0.02 per cent since 2015, according to data from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

23 May2019

Las promesas rotas de París, por Bjorn Lomborg

Published by El Comercio

Aprovechando la cumbre climática de París en el 2015, 20 líderes mundiales se comprometieron a duplicar la investigación y el desarrollo de la energía verde para el 2020. Hoy van camino de incumplir esa promesa.

23 May2019

Bjorn Lomborg: Fundamental World Problems Are In Better Shape Than Ever

Published by Steve Forbes What's Next

You’ll be hit by two big things: (1) Despite the nonstop stream of depressing news, the world is actually getting to be a better place—cleaner, more prosperous, less violent. (2) By pursuing commonsensical, cost-effective programs to battle the troubles still plaguing our planet, we can achieve a level of prosperity and quality of life for all that would have been deemed utterly unattainable only a few years ago. You’ll be heartened and inspired by much of what you hear in our absorbing conversation. You’ll also be angered by the way governments and other organizations are wasting hundreds of...

17 May2019

It’s Cheaper to Talk than to Cut Emissions

Published by Project Syndicate

Environmental protesters and politicians around the world are calling for countries to become carbon neutral by 2050, if not sooner. These proposals get a lot of attention, but they would incur far higher costs than almost any electorate is willing to pay.

16 May2019

El cambio climático: problema real pero no el único

Published by Perfil

Durante el último cuarto de siglo, el cambio climático ha recibido más atención y generado más profecías catastrofistas por parte de líderes políticos y religiosos, celebridades y miembros de la realeza que cualquier otro tema.

5 May2019

Der Klimawandel bedeutet nicht das Ende der Welt

Published by Capital

Spätestens seit dem Aufschwung der Bewegung Fridays for Future gilt der Kampf gegen den Klimawandel vielen Politikern als wichtigstes Ziel. Der Politologe Bjørn Lomborg hält das für falsch: Regierungen sollten ihr Geld für andere Dinge ausgeben

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

AŽ MOC HORKO KOLEM GLOBÁLNÍHO OTEPLOVÁNÍ

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.

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