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17 Jun2021

Enough with the net-zero doublethink

Published by Financial Post

Our current climate conversation embodies two blatantly contradictory claims. On one side, experts warn that promised climate policies will be economically crippling. In a new report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) states that achieving net-zero in 2050 will likely be “the greatest challenge humankind has ever faced.” That is a high bar, surpassing the Second World War, the black plague and COVID. On the other side, hand-waving politicians sell net-zero climate schemes as a near-utopia that every nation will rush to embrace. As U.S. climate envoy John Kerry told world leaders gathered...

17 Jun2021

De to store påstande i klimadebatten er som orwellsk dobbelttænkning

Published by Berlingske

Som de fleste store udfordringer, menneskeheden har stået over for, løser vi dem ikke ved at gennemtvinge endeløse afkald, men gennem innovation. Problemet med coronavirus løses med vacciner, ikke med evindelige nedlukninger. For at tackle klimaet skal vi øge vores investering i grøn energi-innovation drastisk, skriver Bjørn Lomborg.

16 Jun2021

Climate change panic causes public distrust, bad decisions

Published by Fox Business Network

In an interview with Stuart Varney on the Fox Business Network, Bjorn Lomborg discusses these claims based on findings from his latest book False Alarm.* He argues that despite climate change, humanity will still be much better off at the conclusion of the century and presents smart strategies to tackle the problem.

12 Jun2021

A koronavírusnál is nagyobb válság várna ránk? Áldozatok nélkül is elkerülhetjük a sosem látott problémát

Published by Portfolio

Napjaink klímavédelemről folyó diskurzusában két, egymásnak igencsak ellentmondó állítást is megfogalmaznak. Egyfelől szakértők arra figyelmeztetnek, hogy a beígért klímavédelmi intézkedéseknek súlyos gazdasági káruk lesz. Egy új jelentésben a Nemzetközi Energia Ügynökség (IEA) azt állapította meg, hogy a nettó zéró széndioxid-kibocsátás 2050-re történő elérése valószínűleg „az emberiség legnagyobb kihívása lesz, amivel valaha is szembesült”. Ezzel igen magasra tették a lécet felülmúlva a II. világháború, a fekete pestis és a koronavírus jelentette problémákat.

3 Jun2021

Pressão pelo clima nos tribunais

Published by O Globo

Apesar da intensa preocupação com o clima, os eleitores têm mostrado baixa disposição para gastar os trilhões que permitiriam um corte drástico nas emissões de gases.

28 May2021

A plot against the poor: Beware the carbon tariffs that’ll act as back-door protectionism for rich countries

Published by Times of India

To tackle climate change, rich nations are promising to end fossil fuel use in 29 years. As this becomes excruciatingly costly, the G7 is now thinking about making the world’s poor pay for it. That’ll go badly. The rich world has seen an incredible development on the back of enormous increases in mostly fossil fuel energy. A couple of hundred years ago, the most available powers came from backbreaking human work. Even by the end of the 1800s, human labor made up 94% of all industrial workers in the US. Today, it constitutes just 8%. If we think of the energy we use in terms of “servants”,...

27 May2021

Current climate policy is 'wishful thinking'

Published by Sky News Australia

In an interview on Sky News Australia, Bjorn Lomborg points out that "the current way we tackle climate policy is really wishful thinking". "It's spending large sums of money in cutting very little emissions, mostly in rich world countries. This is not going to fix global warming, it is going to harm the poor, both in the rich world and poor world. "Really it's going to undermine the ability to actually fix climate change while of course fixing all the other problems in the world."

27 May2021

Wie Klimaklagen den Armen schaden

Published by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Wohlmeinende Aktivisten versuchen, den Klimaschutz auf Kosten aller anderen erstrebenswerten Ziele zu erzwingen.

22 May2021

Green activists are courting a humanitarian catastrophe

Published by The Australian

Despite intense climate worries, electorates have been unwilling to spend the trillions needed to cut emissions dramatically. That is why climate campaigners have increasingly pursued a new strategy by forcing climate policy through courts. Across the world, the UN now counts at least 1550 such climate cases in 38 countries, including Australia, often filed by young people invoking a fear for their ­future. Unfortunately, such cases undermine democracy, harm the poor, and sidetrack us from smarter ways to fix the climate. Since the beginning of climate negotiations, it has been hard to compel...

22 May2021

Unsere hilflose Klimapolitik sollen jetzt die Armen der Welt bezahlen

Published by Die Welt

Dank des Lockdowns wurden im Jahr 2020 die Klimaziele vieler reicher Länder zwar erreicht. Rechnerisch bräuchte es aber schon 2030 elf solcher Shutdowns. Und dann ist da noch das Problem „der anderen sechs Milliarden Menschen“, die jetzt die wahren Kosten tragen sollen.