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30 May2019

Examining the Latest False Alarm on Climate

Published by The Wall Street Journal

You’ve probably seen the latest alarming headlines: Rising sea levels from climate change could flood 187 million people out of their homes. Don’t believe it. That figure is unrealistic—and it isn’t even new. It appears in a new scholarly paper, whose authors plucked it from a paper published in 2011. And what the earlier paper actually found was that 187 million could be forced to move in the unlikely event that no one does anything in the next 80 years to adapt to dramatic rises in sea level. In real life, the 2011 paper explained, humans “adapt proactively,” and “such adaptation can...

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...

22 May2019

Investing in ART to treat HIV/AIDS

Published by Deccan Herald

The prognosis for people living with HIV/AIDS has been transformed through anti-retroviral therapy (ART), which is the use of medicines to treat HIV infection, and it is recommended for everyone who has HIV. ART helps people with HIV live longer, healthier lives and reduces the risk of transmission to others. Now, new analysis has established that further investment in preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS through ART is one of the 12 best investments that India can make to speed up its achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. This finding is an early result from a study that looks at...

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

25 Apr2019

Dajmy priorytet zapobieganiu przemocy domowej

Published by Listy z naszego sadu

Dwa typy rozwiązań – wzmocnienie pozycji i edukacja przez grupy samopomocy i mobilizacja lokalnej społeczności okazały się szczególnie ekonomicznie skuteczne. Wpływ przemocy domowej jest ogromny zarówno na same ofiary, jak i na całe społeczeństwo. Nowe dowody wskazują na działania pozwalające na zmniejszenie kosztów i zahamowanie przemocy, które mogą być podjęte przez każdy rząd.

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