Bjorn Lomborg

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4 May2012

Slate CC12: An Ounce of Prevention ...

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By Bjørn Lomborg Posted Friday, May 4, 2012. An Ounce of Prevention ... It’s harder for poor countries to respond to natural disasters. We should help them be better prepared before hurricanes and earthquakes strike.

4 May2012

Interview with Lomborg on

Published by Folha de Sao Paulo

'Sem inovação, nunca resolveremos o aquecimento global', diz autor de 'O Ambientalista Cético' Without innovation, we'll never solve global warming - says the author of The Sceptical Environmentalist. Bjorn Lomborg gave an interview to Folha, a Brazilian newspaper. Read it online in Portugese

3 May2012

Slate CC12: The Thorny Issue of Population Growth

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The Thorny Issue of Population Growth Life expectancy is up and poverty is down worldwide, even with our rapidly expanding global population. Are our fears of catastrophe overblown? By Bjørn Lomborg Posted Thursday, May 3, 2012 Last year, the world population reached 7 billion. It added the last billion in merely 12 years, similar to the time it took to add the fifth and sixth billion. Despite this rapid growth, the doomsday predictions of previous decades about the potentially disastrous consequences of rapid population growth have not materialized.

2 May2012

Slate CC12: Developing the Smartphone of Toilets

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Developing the Smartphone of Toilets More than 2.5 billion lack basic sanitation. We can fix that. By Bjørn Lomborg. Posted Wednesday, May 2, 2012 The story of water and sanitation is one of success and failure. The world has met the Millennium Development Goal on the provision of clean drinking water five years early, but is set to miss its goal on basic sanitation by almost 1 billion people. An astonishing one-third of the world population, 2.5 billion people, lacks access to basic sanitation. More than 1 billion people must defecate out in the open rather than using the toilets that we...

1 May2012

Slate CC12: Malaria Is Making a Comeback

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Malaria Is Making a Comeback But making sure new drugs are affordable for poor countries is still a cheap way to save hundreds of thousands of children. By Bjørn Lomborg Posted Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Copenhagen Consensus 2012 : The 10 most effective ideas for improving the world. It is difficult to overstate how much the fight against infectious disease has improved the human condition in the last century. In research released today for Copenhagen Consensus 2012, economists Dean Jamison, Prabhat Jha, Ramanan Laxminarayan, and Toby Ord point out that improved immunization saves more lives per...

30 Apr2012

Slate CC12: The High Cost of Heart Disease and Cancer

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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

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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

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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

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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

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