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30 Apr2012

Slate CC12: The High Cost of Heart Disease and Cancer

Published by Slate

The High Cost of Heart Disease and Cancer Malaria, AIDS, and tuberculosis get all the attention in the developing world. But chronic diseases kill more people. By Bjørn Lomborg Posted Monday, April 30, 2012. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and cancer are problems that we associate with rich countries, while infectious diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS are more commonly seen as the problems afflicting the poor. But 80 percent of global deaths from chronic diseases occur in low-income and middle-income countries. Cardiovascular disease in low- and middle-income countries...

30 Apr2012

Prioritas Millennium Development Goals

Published by Koran Tempo

2012-04-30 Dekade yang baru lalu ini kita telah menyaksikan kemajuan luar biasa dalam upaya menghadapi tantangan besar yang menghadang umat manusia Lihat saja keberhasilan melawan polio di India yang tampaknya tidak terpikirkan sepuluh tahun yang lalu Januari yang lalu menandai setahun sudah sejak terakhir dilaporkannya kasus polio di negeri itu Atau lihat juga kemajuan yang dicapai melawan malaria. (...)

27 Apr2012

Slate CC12: How To Get Food on Every Table

Published by Slate

How To Get Food on Every Table We have enough food to feed everyone. But we need to produce even more. Here’s why. By Bjørn Lomborg Posted Friday, April 27, 2012. The problem of hunger can be solved. The planet creates more than enough food to meet everyone’s needs. But there are still about 925 million hungry people in the world, and nearly 180 million preschool-age children do not get vital nutrients...

26 Apr2012

Slate Copenhagen Consensus 2012: Big Problems, Big Solutions

Published by Slate

Big Problems, Big Solutions Bjørn Lomborg has a group of Nobel laureates working to solve climate change, war, hunger, and more. And he wants to know what you think. By Bjørn Lomborg Posted Thursday, April 26, 2012. COPENHAGEN—This decade has seen remarkable progress against humanity’s greatest challenges. Consider the declaration of victory over polio in India, which seemed impossible 10 years ago. January marked one year since the country’s last reported case. Or look at the strides made against malaria: Over the past decade, the number of cases has been reduced by 17...

23 Apr2012

Article by Lomborg in The Wall Street Journal

Published by Wall Street Journal

An Economic Approach to the Environment Resources are limited. Cost-benefit analysis can inform our decisions. April 23, 2012 by Bjorn Lomborg

18 Apr2012

Lomborg interview on Frank Beckmann show

Published by WJR AM 760 Detroit

NewsTalk WJR 760am April 18, 2012. Bjorn Lomborg, adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School, where he founded and directs its Copenhagen Consensus Center, author of The Skeptic Environmentalist and Cool it, regarding Germany and China cutting back on subsidies for green energy.

15 Apr2012

El problema de las prioridades

Published by El Tiempo

2012-04-15 Esta década ha visto notables avances frente a los mayores desafíos de la humanidad. Considere la declaración de victoria sobre la polio en la India, un hecho que parecía imposible hace diez años. En enero se cumplió un año desde que se reportó el último caso en este país. O, mire los avances logrados frente a la malaria: en la última década el número de casos se ha reducido en un 17% y el número de muertes, en un 26%. (...)

13 Apr2012

Lomborg op-ed: The Problem of Priorities

Published by Project Syndicate

Project Syndicate, Apr. 13, 2012by Bjorn Lomborg. COPENHAGEN – This decade has seen remarkable progress against humanity’s greatest challenges. Consider the declaration of victory over polio in India, which seemed impossible ten years ago. January marked one year since the country’s last reported case. Or look at the strides made against malaria: over the past decade, the number of cases has been reduced by 17%, and the number of deaths has dropped by 26%. Despite global population growth and economic crisis, absolute poverty – the proportion of people living on less...

10 Apr2012

Interview with Lomborg on BBC radio The World Tonight

Published by BBC

BBC The World Tonight http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldtonight Apr 9, 2012. Starting at 28:01 min. Reporter: Paul Moss. http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldtonight

27 Mar2012

Lo que el viento se llevó

Published by El Tiempo

2012-03-27 Las medidas encaminadas a frenar el calentamiento planetario han despertado un profundo deseo a escala mundial de desplegar energía renovable. A consecuencia de ello, la utilización de turbinas eólicas ha aumentando diez veces en el pasado decenio y se ha promocionado la energía eólica como la más rentable oportunidad ecológica. Según Connie Hedegaard, la comisaria de la Unión Europea encargada de los asuntos relativos al clima, "los ciudadanos deben creer que (la energía eólica) es muy, muy barata". En realidad, esa afirmación es muy problemática. Si bien la energía...

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