Bjorn Lomborg

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21 Oct2009

Lomborg interview at Barron's: A Smarter Approach to Climate Change

Published by Barron's

DANISH STATISTICIAN AND MORAL CRUSADER Bjorn Lomborg rarely misses an opportunity. Speaking by telephone last week from his apartment in Copenhagen, Lomborg told me about his recent initiative to get the world to deal sensibly with climate change. (...)

21 Oct2009

Emisje – szukanie winnych

Published by Racjonalista

Panika szerzy się wśród działaczy na rzecz drastycznych cięć emisji dwutlenku węgla. Zaczyna być oczywiste, że szeroko roztrąbione spotkanie w Kopenhadze w grudniu tego roku nie dostarczy wiążącej umowy międzynarodowej, która doprowadziłaby do istotnej zmiany w kwestii globalnego ocieplenia. (...) A BL 2009 Oct Racjonalista PL.pdf

12 Oct2009

Lomborg in the Russian Newsweek

Published by Newsweek

В начале сентября пятеро нобелевских лауреатов по экономике, объединившие усилия под крышей организации «Копенгагенский консенсус», огласили результаты исследования экономической эффективности разных методов борьбы с глобальным потеплением. BL 2009 Sept Russian NW-39-258.pdf

12 Oct2009

Le coût d'opportunité du protocole de Kyoto

Published by La Documentation Française

Bjørn Lomborg Ne niant ni la réalité du changement climatique, ni le fait qu'il résulte de l'activité humaine, l'auteur estime toutefois trop élevé le coût des politiques préconisées dans le cadre du protocole de Kyoto pour des résultats sans doute très modestes. Rappelant que l'on meurt globalement plus de froid que de chaud sur Terre, il suggère notamment que le réchauffement climatique est susceptible de sauver davantage de vies que d'en détruire. Il considère également qu'il est plus efficace et beaucoup moins coûteux de lutter contre les effets du réchauffement...

28 Sep2009

İklim konferanslarıyla boşa kürek mi çekiliyor?

Published by Deutsche Welle

Art arda düzenlenen iklim konferanslarının aslında pek de bir yararı olmadığını savunanlar da var. Bunlardan biri de Danimarkalı entelektüel Björn Lomborg.

23 Sep2009

Interview with Lomborg on Deutsche Welle

Published by Deutsche Welle

CLIMATE | 22.09.2009 Cutting carbon emissions won't stop climate change, expert says As world leaders meet at the UN to discuss climate change, Bjorn Lomborg tells DW he expects little to come from the talks. He tells politicians there are better ways to spend billions than on fighting climate change. (...) Read it online Int BL 2009 Sept 22 Deutsche Welle .pdf

21 Sep2009

Lomborg's op-ed in Forbes

Published by Forbes

09-21-2009: Climate Change: A Perilous Path Our costly ''solutions'' could be more harmful than global warming itself. Evidence is growing that relatively cheap policies like climate engineering and non-carbon energy research could effectively prevent suffering from global warming, both in the short and long term. Unfortunately, political leaders gathering at a special meeting of the United Nations in New York this week will focus on a very different response. (...)

7 Sep2009

Lomborg in Newsweek: Carbon Cuts Won’t Work

Published by Newsweek

When world leaders meet for the climate-change summit in Copenhagen this December, they will make decisions that will affect the world for many generations. Three months before that meeting, there is an alarming absence of serious discussion about what these decisions should be. What passes for debate is usually a shouting match between those who believe that climate change is not real and those who believe that it will end life on Earth. We are all, it seems, either "deniers" or "believers." (...)

7 Sep2009

Lomborg in WSJ: Technology Can Fight Global Warming

Published by Wall Street Journal

Marine cloud whitening, and other ideas. We have precious little to show for nearly 20 years of efforts to prevent global warming. Promises in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 to cut carbon emissions went unfulfilled. Stronger pledges in Kyoto five years later failed to keep emissions in check. The only possible lesson is that agreements to reduce carbon emissions are costly, politically arduous and ultimately ineffective. But this is a lesson many are hell-bent on ignoring, as politicians plan to gather again—this time in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December—to negotiate a new carbon-emissions...

7 Sep2009

Lomborg's new op-ed: Adapting to Climate Change

Published by Project Syndicate

Striking the right balance between preventing global warming and adapting to its effects is one of the most important – and most vexing – policy questions of our age. It is also often ignored. (...)