Bjorn Lomborg

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25 Mar2010

Lomborg's op-ed: Cars, Bombs, and Climate Change

Published by Project Syndicate

COPENHAGEN – For the better part of a decade, I have upset many climate activists by pointing out that there are far better ways to stop global warming than trying to persuade governments to force or bribe their citizens into slashing their reliance on fuels that emit carbon dioxide. What especially bugs my critics is the idea that cutting carbon is a cure that is worse than the disease – or, to put it in economic terms, that it would cost far more than the problem it is meant to solve. “How can that possibly be true?” they ask. “After all, we are talking about...

25 Mar2010

Le climat de la peur - Lomborg in La Tribune

Published by La Tribune

Devons-nous avoir peur pour l'avenir de notre planète ? Selon les militants environnementaux, nous arrivons à un point de non-retour au-delà duquel il nous serait impossible de sauver le monde du réchauffement climatique. L'évidence scientifique de cette prédiction est discutée. Il n'en demeure pas moins urgent d'éviter ce point de non-retour alors que la politique actuelle de lutte contre le changement climatique est erronée. (...)

25 Mar2010

Ekonomia walki z globalnym ociepleniem

Published by Racjonalista

Autor tekstu: Bjørn Lomborg Przez większą część tego dziesięciolecia irytowałem aktywistów na rzecz walki z globalnym ociepleniem wskazując, że istnieją lepsze sposoby powstrzymania zmian klimatycznych niż próba przekonania rządów, by zmusiły lub przekupiły obywateli do drastycznego obcięcia zależności od paliw emitujących dwutlenek węgla.

18 Mar2010

Bjorn Lomborg on France 24 (in English)

Published by France 24

Today Eve Irvine welcomes Bjorn Lomborg, a writer and environmental activist who has just published "Cool it". A former Greenpeace member, Bjorn Lomborg now calls himself a sceptical environmentalist. Watch it on

8 Mar2010

Lomborg in WSJ interview with India's environment minister

Published by Wall Street Journal

...The question is, what comes next? The author of the Copenhagen Consensus (not to be confused with December's Copenhagen summit), Danish economist Bjorn Lomborg, has talked about a "third way" forward: acknowledging that climate change is real, but pursuing a cost-benefit approach that would commit countries to projects that yield the greatest benefits for the greatest number of people. "I've read Lomborg," Mr. Ramesh says with a smile. "I don't think you should dismiss Lomborg the way climate evangelicals have dismissed him. He makes reasonable points...

8 Mar2010

Lomborg in El Comercio

Published by El Comercio

El danés que salvará al mundo by Martha Meier enviada especial

5 Mar2010


Published by La Repubblica

Spaventare i cittadini non è la politica giusta BJØRN LOMBORG Negli ultimi mesi l’illustre gruppo di consulenza delle Nazioni Unite sul cambiamento del clima, l’Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Ipcc), è stato scosso da tutta una serie di imbarazzanti rivelazioni sulle fonti di alcune delle sue previsioni più allarmistichee. (…)

25 Feb2010

2010 Febr op-ed: Climate Science or Climate Evangelism?

As George W. Bush and Tony Blair learned the hard way, the public does not take kindly to being misled about the nature of potential threats. A similar shift in global public opinion is occurring with respect to climate change, owing to a stream of revelations about climate scientists' sloppy, if not tendentious, practice.

22 Feb2010

Munk Debate on Climate Change

Lomborg participated in the Munk Debate in Toronto, Canada, on Dec 1 2009. ABOUT the debate: C02 levels in the atmosphere are climbing steadily higher. Some believe this is having a devastating effect on humans and nature, while others argue that the threat has been overstated. Is this the moment for a bold international treaty to curb carbon emissions? Or, are the social and economic costs of reducing C02 emissions too high in world where a billion people live on a dollar or less a day? Just days before the United Nation’s historic Copenhagen summit the Munk Debates will tackle one of...

10 Feb2010

Lomborg's article in Globe&Mail: Climate strategy on a road to nowhere

Published by The Globe and Mail

From Monday's Globe and Mail Published on Friday, Feb. 05, 2010 Bjorn Lomborg Climate strategy on a road to nowhere After a string of empty promises agreed to in Rio, then Kyoto, then Copenhagen, Canada needs a new approach in making meaningful change to emissions policy Like many countries, Canada has grappled with how to respond effectively to climate change. The federal government has reportedly contemplated both a cap-and-trade carbon emission reduction scheme and a carbon tax, while attracting environmentalist scorn for allowing the development of the oil sands production industry...