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Bjorn Lomborg

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24 Mar2021

Kostsam väg till det fossilfria samhället

Published by Svenska Dagbladet

Att lägga tusentals miljarder på enorma, hastigt genomförda utsläppsminskningar är en ohållbar, ineffektiv och västvärldscentrerad lösning. Vi borde istället göra de gröna alternativen billigare än de fossila, skriver Bjørn Lomborg.

22 Mar2021

Instead of panicking, fight climate change with innovation

Published by China Daily

Across the world, politicians are going out of their way to promise fantastically expensive climate policies. US President Joe Biden has promised to spend US$500 billion each year on climate policies-about 13 percent of the entire federal revenue. And the European Union has vowed to spend 25 percent of its budget to combat climate change. Most rich countries now promise to go carbon neutral by the middle of this century. Shockingly, only one country has made a serious, independent estimate of the cost: New Zealand found it would optimistically cost 16 percent of its GDP by then, equivalent to...

15 Mar2021

Bjorn Lomborg: Climate change and cancel culture – here's how left uses fear to push costly, radical policies

Published by Fox News

Across the world, politicians are now promising climate policies costing tens of trillions of dollars – money we don’t have and resources that are desperately needed elsewhere. Yet, climate campaigners tell us, if we don’t spend everything on climate now, nothing else matters, because climate change threatens our very civilization. As President Biden says: climate change is "an existential threat".

9 Feb2021

Biden’s climate ‘fix’ is fantastically expensive and perfectly useless

Published by New York Post

Across the world, politicians are going out of their way to promise fantastically expensive climate policies. President Biden has promised to spend $500 billion each year on climate — about 13 percent of the entire federal revenue. The European Union will spend 25 percent of its budget on climate. Most rich countries now promise to go carbon-neutral by mid-century. Shockingly, only one country has made a serious, independent estimate of the cost: New Zealand found it would optimistically cost 16 percent of its GDP by then, equivalent to the entire current New Zealand budget.

21 Jan2021

Digitisation, best way forward

Published by The Daily Graphic

Of course, no government, no matter how rich or powerful, can do all things. Even President Akufo-Addo will have to prioritise which policy areas his second term will focus on. But digitisation is an excellent place to start. Digitisation can help streamline bureaucracy and cut down waiting time and uncertainty for ordinary citizens when applying for a passport, selling or buying property, or setting up a new business. It can help reduce the inefficiencies and, with less human involvement, diminish opportunities for corruption. By making government work better, digitisation can definitely...

16 Jan2021

Slösaktiga subventioner till elbilar

Published by Svenska Dagbladet

För det första måste politiker sluta skyffla ut subventioner bara för att de tror att elbilar är en viktig del av lösningen på klimatproblemen. För det andra finns det en långt bättre och enklare lösning.

15 Jan2021

Joe Biden’s climate-change plans will burn billions, won’t bring change we actually need

Published by New York Post

Joe Biden will rejoin the Paris climate agreement soon after being inaugurated as president of the United States. Climate change, according to Biden, is “an existential threat” to the nation, and to combat it, he proposes to spend $500 billion each year on climate policies — the equivalent of $1,500 per person.

6 Jan2021

Medan du läser dör en mamma

Published by Svenska Dagbladet

Löften som saknar koppling till aktiv handling gör ingenting för att rädda gravida kvinnor och deras barn. Det som krävs är finansiering och enkla åtgärder.

17 Dec2020

How a modest investment could save 162,000 women a year from dying from childbirth

Published by Los Angeles Times

Every two minutes, a woman dies of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Most of these deaths are preventable — and the world has been working on a solution for decades. The problem is the funds dedicated to solving the problem never go far enough. There are inexpensive and effective solutions that could help bring down the number of mothers who die from childbirth. A new analysis published last week by Copenhagen Consensus, the think tank I lead, shows how a modest investment of less than $3 billion a year could avert 162,000 maternal deaths,...

21 Nov2020

Rich world’s drive to electric cars gets us nowhere

Published by The Australian

The electric car industry is elated with an incoming Biden administration because it promises to extend and increase electric car subsidies to fix climate change. Similarly, leaders across the rich world promise lavish carrots along with sticks to outlaw petrol cars. This week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030. Unfortunately, electric cars will achieve only tiny emissions savings at a very high price. Electric cars are certainly fun, but almost everywhere cost more across their lifetime than their petrol counterparts...

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