Bjorn Lomborg

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3 Apr2018

Identifying the policies that work best against child marriage: Empowerment of girls is the key

Published by Times of India

Despite significant progress against child marriage, it remains a huge challenge. Last year 320 lakh girls under 18 were married according to UNICEF estimates. The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling criminalising sex with a minor even within marriage forms part of a solid legal framework. But global experience shows that laws alone are not enough to entirely change practices and mores. New economic analysis can help speed progress. The negative consequences of child marriage include making girls less healthy and less educated, as well as being linked to more domestic violence. The Centre and...

17 Mar2018

EE.UU. se equivoca

Published by El Pais

La información del Washington Post, sobre la intención de Trump de pedir al Congreso que recorte un 72% los fondos de las energías limpias y los programas de eficiencia energética en su presupuesto de este año, no ha tenido el impacto mediático de lo que realmente significaría si se llevara a cabo.

15 Mar2018

A Trade War On the World’s Poorest

Published by Project Syndicate

US President Donald Trump’s steel tariffs have brought the prospect of a trade war closer to reality. The European Union warns that it has “a whole arsenal at our disposal with which to respond,” while China threatens “a justified and necessary response.” Economists, politicians, and public figures have all raised concerns about the threat of tit-for-tat trade barriers. But it is difficult to overstate the potential damage. New obstacles to free trade not only take us in the wrong direction; they also undermine the best opportunity to transform the lives of billions of the world’s poorest...

8 Mar2018

Hvis du har købt en elbil, føler du, det er okay at tage flyet til Hawaii

Published by Jyllands-Posten

Bæredygtige investeringer og elbiler er populære genveje til en grøn samvittighed, men det batter bare ikke i energiregnskabet, mener politologen Bjørn Lomborg, der gennem 20 år har set energidebatten køre i ring.

6 Mar2018

“Tagliare la CO2 costa e serve a poco”. Intervista a Bjorn Lomborg, ambientalista scettico

Published by Ottimisti & Razionali

Noto al pubblico come l’ambientalista scettico dall’omonimo fortunato titolo del suo best seller di 17 anni fa, Bjorn Lomborg non è un negazionista climatico ma piuttosto una voce dissenziente sulle politiche per mitigare gli effetti del riscaldamento climatico.

5 Mar2018

O regresso de um assassino esquecido

Published by Jornal de Negocios

Ao contrário de doenças como o Ébola ou o Zika, a tuberculose raramente faz manchetes. Deveria. Perante tudo o que sabemos sobre como prevenir e tratar a tuberculose e os poderosos argumentos para investir em esforços de erradicação, não há desculpas para o pesado número que continua a ter.

4 Mar2018

Estados Unidos se equivoca: los riesgos de recortar en I+D de energías renovables

Published by InfoBAE

La información publicada por el The Washington Post sobre la intención del Gobierno de Donald Trump de pedir al Congreso que recorte un 72% los fondos de las energías limpias y los programas de eficiencia energética en su presupuesto de este año, no ha tenido el impacto mediático de lo que realmente significaría si se llevara a cabo. Según la investigación de ese medio, la reducción afectaría a la investigación en vehículos eficientes en combustible en un 82%; a las tecnologías de bioenergía, en un 82%; a la producción con tecnología de avanzada, en un 75% y a la tecnología de energía solar,...

26 Feb2018

O aquecimento global está a deixar-nos com mais fome?

Published by Jornal de Negocios

Confiar nas políticas climáticas para lutar contra a fome não vai resultar. Quaisquer reduções realistas das emissões de dióxido de carbono serão dispendiosas e praticamente não terão impacto no clima no final do século.

23 Feb2018

The cost of domestic violence is astonishing

Published by The Washington Post

Mass shootings such as last week’s in Florida have prompted law enforcement and the media to look for patterns, and here’s one that has emerged: A disturbing number of perpetrators have previously been accused of domestic abuse. Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun-control-advocacy group, analyzed FBI data on mass shootings from 2009 to 2016 and found that in 54 percent of cases, the victims included the shooter’s current or former spouse or intimate partner, or another family member — and 16 percent of attackers between 2009 and 2015 had previously been charged with domestic violence. Not every...

22 Feb2018

The Return of a Forgotten Killer

Published by Project Syndicate

Once, tuberculosis was one of the world’s greatest preoccupations. Consumption, as it was known, killed indiscriminately, claiming luminaries like Franz Kafka, John Keats, and US President James Monroe. In the last two centuries, TB has claimed more lives than any other disease: an unprecedented and unsurpassed death toll of one billion. Thanks to the advent of a vaccine and cheap drugs, TB kills very few people in the developed world nowadays. So it has quickly been forgotten in rich countries – thought of as a relic from the Victorian era.