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9 Jul2020

Por que é que o PIB ainda importa

Published by Jornal de Negocios

A verdade é simples: mais dinheiro compra mais oportunidades. O foco da Nova Zelândia no bem-estar pode ter a melhor das intenções. Mas se o PIB não aumentar, o governo terá menos dinheiro para os seus grandes planos.

7 Mar2020

Extra emissions are the dirty little secret of electric cars

Published by The Australian

If you listen to the media, a green automotive future has arrived and a tsunami of electric cars is out­selling petrol and diesel around the world, transforming the planet and solving climate change. We need a reality check. Battery-powered electric vehicles are fairly popular in urban China and California, as well as a few countries that heavily subsidise their drivers. But globally, fewer than 0.3 per cent of all cars are pure electric, and across Europe, BMW says, customers don’t want them.

27 Feb2020

Better nutrition for prosperous future

Published by Daily Graphic

Nutrition in the pre-natal stage and early childhood is fundamental to guarantee overall health and well-being. It brings multiple benefits to the economy through a lowered rate of disease and a boost in productivity throughout life. Yet, Ghana faces many challenges and nutrition is just one of them. There are many potentially incredible solutions to challenges from malaria to education, from better transportation to more productive agriculture.

1 Feb2020

We don’t have money to burn on green mania

Published by The Australian

Scenes of devastation from Australia’s fires have been heartbreaking. How do we stop this suffering? For many campaigners and politicians, the answer is clear-cut: drastic climate policies. When we examine the evidence, this simple answer falls short. Australia is the world’s most fire-prone continent. In 1900, 11 per cent of its surface burned annually. These days, 5 per cent of the country burns every year. By the end of the century, if we do not stop climate change, higher temperatures and an increase in aridity will likely mean a 0.7 percentage point increase in burnt area, an increase...

17 Jan2020

The IMF’s Huge Miscalculation of Energy Subsidies

Published by Forbes

Over the past year, climate campaigners didn’t grow tired of claiming that the fossil fuel industry received “a whopping $5.2 trillion in subsidies” in 2017, equivalent to 6.5 percent of global GDP. Quoting an International Monetary Fund (IMF) report that suggests the US alone wastes $649 billion annually, Rolling Stone declared that “the United States has spent more subsidizing fossil fuels in recent years than it has on defense spending.“

5 Jan2020

Hvad blev der af stemmen, der turde modsige advarslerne om, at klimaforandringer vil ødelægge kloden?

Published by Jyllands-Posten

For 15 år siden blev Bjørn Lomborg karakteriseret som en af verdens 100 mest indflydelsesrige personer. Hans skeptiske holdninger til dommedagsprofetier om klimaforandringer og ifølge ham i værste fald nytteløse milliardinvesteringer til bekæmpelse af global opvarmning blev citeret vidt og bredt. Siden har klimasagen fået ekstra megen medvind – men hvad er der blevet af Lomborgs stemme undervejs? Meningerne om hans nuværende indflydelse er delte.

25 Dec2019

Kritikere glemmer forbløffende nok at udfordre bare én af mine pointer

Published by Berlingske

Min kronik 17. november havde tre pointer: 1) Danmarks nye 70 pct. klimareduktion i 2030 vil koste mindst 842 mia. kr. over 30 år. 2) Fordelen kan estimeres ved at bruge et studie, der hen over alle skadesmodeller og FNs fem hovedscenarier viser, at et ton CO₂ reduceret i 2030 medfører en skadesreduktion på 31 dollar. Det betyder, at Danmarks bidrag gør tre øre godt for hver krone. 3) Danmarks reduktion vil ifølge FNs klimapanels vurdering reducere den globale opvarmning med en titusindedels grad i 2100.

23 Dec2019

Mi lehet a klímaváltozás elleni harc reális útja?

Published by Index

Az emberi történelem azt mutatja, hogy az energia rendszerek átalakítása - főleg nagy gazdaságok esetében - hosszú időt, akár 50-100 évet is igénybe vesz. Az EU előtt álló 30 év nagyon kevésnek tűnik, hogy ezt a teljes változást végre lehessen hajtani és a célként kitűzött nettó nulla üvegház hatású gáz emissziót elérje a 28 tagállam. Ráadásul először fordul elő az emberiség története során, hogy a kibocsátás csökkentése a cél és nem kizárólag az, hogy javítsunk az energiarendszer hatékonyságán. A múltban ugyanis mindig az a rendszer diadalmaskodott, amely javítani tudott az egységnyi...

20 Dec2019

Empty Gestures on Climate Change

Published by Project Syndicate

Switch to energy-efficient light bulbs, wash your clothes in cold water, eat less meat, recycle more, and buy an electric car: we are being bombarded with instructions from climate campaigners, environmentalists, and the media about the everyday steps we all must take to tackle climate change. Unfortunately, these appeals trivialize the challenge of global warming and divert our attention from the huge technological and policy changes that are needed to combat it.

12 Dec2019

Warum Familienplanung eine kluge Investition ist

Published by Euro

Leider haben daher viele Menschen die Ankündigung Großbritanniens im letzten Monat verpasst, 600 Millionen Pfund (700 Millionen Euro) dafür zur Verfügung zu stellen, 20 Millionen mehr Frauen und Mädchen in den Entwicklungsländern zusätzliche Möglichkeiten zur Familienplanung zu geben.

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