Bjorn Lomborg

Get the facts straight

19 Aug2019

The Danger of Climate Doomsayers

Published by Project Syndicate

Most people on the planet wake up each day thinking that things are getting worse. It is little wonder, given what they routinely read in the newspaper or see on television. But this gloomy mood is a problem because it feeds into scare stories about how climate change will end in Armageddon. The fact is that the world is mostly getting better.

14 Aug2019

Pseudonaukowa histeria to nie jest dobra odpowiedź na klimatyczne wyzwania

Published by Listy z naszego sadu

Na rok przed kolejnymi wyborami prezydenckimi w USA gorączka wokół globalnego ocieplenia jest większa niż kiedykolwiek. Podczas gdy niektórzy politycy nadal utrzymują (niesłusznie), że to wszystko jest wymyślone, znacznie więcej polityków zapewnia (równie niesłusznie), że stoimy w obliczu zbliżającego się klimatycznego kryzysu zagrażającego naszej cywilizacji.

13 Aug2019

Vegetarisme er ikke den løsning for miljøet, som den påstås at være

Published by Jyllands-Posten

“Spis mindre kød” er den typiske overskrift for en ny særrapport om klimaændringer fra FN. Rapporten påpeger ganske korrekt behovet for forbedrede globale fødevaresystemer, men de kloge hoveder er fikseret på det angivelige behov for, at folk i rige lande ændrer deres spisevaner markant. Dette svar på problemet er en ineffektiv og uopnåelig politik.

11 Aug2019

Der er en enkel løsning på en af verdens største udfordringer

Published by Berlingske

Det er nemt at tænke på sult som en udfordring, den rige verden først blev opmærksom på i 1980erne, og som stort set blev løst ved hjælp af en række velgørende rockkoncerter. Det er rigtigt nok, at verden har gjort store fremskridt i bekæmpelsen af hungersnød over de sidste 30 år, først og fremmest som resultat af bedre landbrugsmetoder. Men på verdensplan tager manglen på fødevarer stadig et barns liv hvert tredje sekund.

8 Aug2019

Vegetarianism as Climate Virtue Signaling

Published by Wall Street Journal

‘Eat Less Meat” is the typical headline used to present a new United Nations report on climate change released Thursday. The report correctly points to the need to improve global food systems, but pundits are fixating on the supposed need for people in rich countries to change their dining habits radically. This is an ineffective and unachievable policy response.

8 Aug2019

O desafio da nutrição

Published by Jornal de Negocios

Investimentos adicionais em nutrição na primeira infância são cruciais e devem ser uma alta prioridade para governos doadores e receptores, organizações multilaterais de desenvolvimento e fundações filantrópicas.

2 Aug2019

Pseudo scientific hysteria is the wrong answer to climate change

Published by New York Post

A year ahead of the US presidential election, exaggeration about global warming is greater than ever. While some politicians continue (incorrectly) to insist it’s made up, far more insist (also incorrectly) that we face an imminent climate crisis threatening civilization.

30 Jul2019

Don't let vegetarian environmentalists shame you for eating meat. Science is on your side.

Published by USA Today

Around the world, we’re being told to stop eating meat. Headlines, think tanks and activists all ask us to change our diet to combat climate change. The Washington D.C.-based World Resource Institute suggests that resource management will require Americans to cut their average consumption of beef by about 40%, and scientists from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom just claimed that “a typical summer barbecue for four people releases more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than an 80 mile car journey." One of the professors points out that “the production of a 100g medium-...

21 Jul2019

Eliminar los plásticos desechables no acabará con la contaminación en océanos

Published by Milenio

Un número creciente de países y autoridades locales están prohibiendo los plásticos de un solo uso. Esto es loable: ya que los plásticos obstruyen los desagües causando inundaciones, contaminan la naturaleza y matan animales y aves.

20 Jul2019

How to spend $162bn to fix climate – along with everything else

Published by The Australian

This year, the world will spend $US162 billion ($230bn) subsidising renewable energy, propping up inefficient industries and supporting middle-class homeowners to erect solar panels, according to the International Energy Agency. In addition, the Paris Agreement on climate change will cost the world from $US1 trillion to $US2 trillion a year by 2030. Astonishingly, neither of these hugely expensive policies will have any measurable impact on temperatures by the end of the century. Climate campaigners want to convince us that not only should we maintain these staggering costs, but that we...