Bjorn Lomborg

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15 Mar2019

Greta Thunberg, student protesters should demand better solutions to climate change

Published by USA Today

Around the world, thousands of children are striking for climate action. Spurred on by young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, they want to convince adults to “panic.” The campaign is supported by adults who feel the same way: Thunberg has been welcomed to the World Economic Forum in Davos, has delivered a TedTalk, and has been lauded in Rolling Stone and The Guardian. Thunberg’s undeniable passion is directed at perhaps the only challenge in the world where a call for everyone to panic would be received with so little critical thought.

13 Mar2019

Overheating About Global Warming

Published by Project Syndicate

Across the rich world, school students have walked out of classrooms and taken to the streets to call for action against climate change. They are inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who blasts the media and political leaders for ignoring global warming and wants us to “panic.” A global day of action is planned for March 15. Although the students’ passion is admirable, their focus is misguided. This is largely the fault of adults, who must take responsibility for frightening children unnecessarily about climate change. It is little wonder that kids are scared when grown-...

9 Mar2019

e-Mandis can help ensure that the future for Indian farmers is far brighter than ever before

Published by Economic Times

With general elections looming, national parties are setting out their competing visions for boosting India’s economy. Much of this agenda includes increasing farmers’ incomes. The agricultural sector is vital, and it is clear that reforming agricultural markets and setting up electronic mandis (e-mandis) would make a significant difference. In a world-first effort to help India undertake the important work of prioritising programmes that achieve the most good, NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog asked India Consensus to undertake a fast-track analysis looking at 100...

8 Mar2019

Fleischfrei essen rettet das Klima nicht

Published by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Zur Rettung des Planeten auf Fleisch zu verzichten, ist nun der letzte Schrei. Eine kürzlich veröffentlichte Studie suggeriert, eine drastische Reduzierung des Fleischkonsums sei „unabdingbar, um eine Klimakatastrophe zu verhindern“, so der britische „Guardian“.

6 Mar2019

Os fingimentos sobre as alterações climáticas

Published by Jornal de Negocio

Em vez de forçar a implementação de energias verdes, atualmente ineficientes, os governos deveriam investir muito mais em investigação e desenvolvimento para torná-las mais baratas no futuro. Promessas bonitas são políticas fáceis, mas não ajudam o planeta.

5 Mar2019

Nie widzimy lasu zza drzew

Published by Listy z naszego sadu

Kiedy USA i Chiny są pośrodku wielkiego sporu o handel, Biały Dom renegocjuje istniejące porozumienia o wolnym handlu, by zamienić je w porozumienia o ”kontrolowanym handlu”, a nastroje zwróciły się przeciwko wolnemu handlowi na całym świecie. Niemniej na Forum Światowym w Davos japoński premier Shinzo Abe i niemiecka kanclerz Angela Merkel wezwali do zwiększenia wolnego handlu i multilateralizmu.

27 Feb2019

Raport z sensacyjnym twierdzeniem o ”załamaniu klimatu” jest chwytliwy, ale nieprawdziwy

Published by Listy z naszego sadu

Ile kosztowała w zeszłym roku zmiana klimatu? Pewna bardzo duża organizacja charytatywna mówi, że 85 miliardów dolarów. To twierdzenie powtórzyło wiele gazet – a przecież jest to nonsens. W grudniu duża brytyjska organizacja charytatywna, Christian Aid, opublikowała raport zatytułowany Counting the Cost: A Year of Climate Breakdown [Liczenie kosztów: rok załamania się klimatu], dokumentując „olbrzymie koszty zmian klimatycznych”. Media rozpowszechniły to dramatyczne twierdzenie. Ale ta organizacja charytatywna, która otrzymuje pieniądze od brytyjskiego i amerykańskiego rządu i od Komisji...

22 Feb2019

La Agenda Mundial para el Desarrollo no va por buen camino

Published by Perfil

an pasado tres años desde que los líderes mundiales adoptaron la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible con 169 objetivos que deben alcanzarse para transformar el planeta y aún estamos muy por detrás de lograr los nobles objetivos de reducir la pobreza, aumentar la prosperidad, proteger el planeta y promover la paz.

19 Feb2019

Una oportunidad para salir de la pobreza

Published by El Comercio

Alrededor del mundo, crece la oposición a un comercio más libre. EE.UU. y China están inmersos en una grave disputa comercial y la administración Trump está renegociando los acuerdos comerciales existentes. De igual modo, Jair Bolsonaro, presidente de la mayor economía de América Latina, expresó su preferencia por las relaciones comerciales bilaterales en lugar del multilateralismo, pidiendo una reforma de la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC).

19 Feb2019

Faking It on Climate Change

Published by Project Syndicate

Around the world, ever more countries and regions are promising to stop emitting carbon dioxide sometime in the future. The European Union is winning plaudits from green activists for aiming to be “carbon neutral” by 2050. Cities from Adelaide to Boston to Rio de Janeiro are announcing similar goals, with Copenhagen saying it will get there already in 2025. Such promises should be greeted with a healthy dose of skepticism. Copenhagen, for example, will likely miss its target, even after spending twice the planned cost of going carbon neutral. In fact, we can learn a lot about the emptiness of...