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19 Nov2012

Memetik Hikmah dari Badai Sandy

Published by Koran Tempo

2012-11-19 Ketika superbadai Sandy melanda pantai timur Amerika Serikat pada Oktober lalu itu tidak hanya merendam jalur kereta api bawah tanah Kota New York dan merupakan faktor paling penting yang menentukan persen suara dalam pemilihan presiden sepekan setelah terjadinya badai tersebut Hal itu juga membangkitkan kembali klaim tanpa alasan yang. (...)

18 Nov2012

La moraleja de Sandy

Published by El Tiempo

2012-11-18 Cuando la 'supertormenta' Sandy golpeó la costa oriental de los Estados Unidos el 29 de octubre, no solo inundó el metro de Nueva York y se convirtió en el factor más importante para el 15% de los votantes estadounidenses (the most important factor for 15% of US voters) en las elecciones presidenciales de la semana siguiente, sino que también resucitó la aseveración injustificada que señala que el calentamiento global es el culpable de este tipo de eventos, junto con el argumento moralmente irresponsable acerca de que debemos ayudar a las futuras víctimas de huracanes...

14 Nov2012

The Moral of Sandy

Published by Project Syndicate

Hurricane Sandy isn't about reducing CO2 emissions. It's about better disaster-preparedness. Op-ed by Bjørn Lomborg in Project Syndicate. When “superstorm” Sandy hit the east coast of the United States on October 29, it not only flooded the New York City Subway and became the most important factor for 15% of US voters in the presidential election a week later. It also resurrected the unwarranted claim that global warming was to blame for such events, together with the morally irresponsible argument that we should help future hurricane victims by cutting CO2 emissions.

8 Nov2012

In Africa, we must do the most good with each pound spent on Aids-HIV

Published by The Guardian

Article in The Guardian by Bjørn Lomborg. With donor money to fight HIV and Aids falling, spending in sub-Saharan Africa must be targeted to get the best results. There are few global issues more urgent or devastating than the toll of HIV and Aids in Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa has 10% of the world's population but is home to 70% of those living with HIV and Aids. The problem is neither beaten nor going away: new infections continue to outpace the number of people put on treatment. Across Africa, the disease is estimated to have reduced average national growth rates by 2-4 percentage...

6 Nov2012

Climate Course Correction

Published by Foreign Policy

The world has spent two decades developing policies to combat global warming -- and we have little to show for it. By Bjørn Lomborg in Foreign Policy Whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney finds himself working from the Oval Office over the next four years, he will face the problem of tackling global warming without breaking the bank. He will have to realize that ignoring the problem will not make it go away -- but will also have to accept that the policies of the past 20 years have not worked.

27 Oct2012

Przerażające zdjęcia

Published by Racjonalista

Autor tekstu: Bjørn Lomborg Tłumaczenie: Małgorzata Koraszewska Bojownicy spraw ważnych, ale skomplikowanych, zirytowani długim czasem, potrzebnym dla publicznych rozważań, często przesadzają swoje twierdzenia w nadziei na zdominowanie debaty publicznej przez jedno rozwiązanie. Choć mają dobre intencje, przerażanie społeczeństwa, by ze strachu wybrało dane rozwiązanie, często ma skutki odwrotne do zamierzonego: kiedy ludzie w końcu zdają sobie sprawę z tego, że wprowadza się ich w błąd, tracą zaufanie i zainteresowanie.

27 Oct2012

Fox News Reporting: Behind Obama’s Green Agenda

Published by Fox News

Fox interview with Bjørn Lomborg. Watch it online (only available from the USA)

25 Oct2012

Omyly a manipulace "zelených" vědců

Published by Hospodářské noviny

2012-10-25 Organizátoři kampaní týkajících se důležitých, leč komplikovaných témat, otrávení zdlouhavými veřejnými diskusemi, reagují často zveličováním svých tvrzení a doufají, že své řešení protlačí do popředí veřejné debaty. Ať už je však snaha přitlačit veřejnost strašením k předem danému řešení jakkoli dobře myšlena, často se vymstí: jakmile lidé jednou zjistí, že byli klamáni, ztratí důvěru i zájem. (...)

22 Oct2012

Benarkah Produk Rekayasa Genetik Berbahaya?

Published by Koran Tempo

2012-10-22 Mereka yang mengampanyekan isu-isu penting dan kompleks yang jengkel oleh lamanya waktu yang dibutuhkan untuk membahas isu-isu itu di muka publik sering bereaksi dengan membesar-besarkan apa yang katanya telah mereka temukan dengan harapan memaksakan suatu solusi tunggal ke depan debat publik tersebut Tapi betapa pun baiknya niat mereka menakut-nakuti publik dan menggiring mereka ke suatu solusi tertentu sering memukul balik ketika. (...) Read it online

18 Oct2012

Ignoring 'Fantastic Opportunity' of Gas Is Foolish

Published by Bloomberg

Lomborg answers questions about fracking, nuclear power, GMOs and organic food f rom Bloomberg News reporter Alex Morales: Bloomberg: You've been looking at the benefits of fracking. Tell me what you've found. Lomborg: Fracking in a U.S. context has dramatically lowered U.S. carbon emissions, about 400 to 500 million tons, compared to the entire impact of the EU and Kyoto Protocol of about 250 million tons. So the U.S. has inadvertently lowered its carbon emissions by about twice as much just by making cheap gas available. We've actually managed to find a technology that's...

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