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1 Nov2021

Glasgow climate summit is an elite farce — innovation is the solution

Published by New York Post

At the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow (COP26), President Biden is projecting the image of a climate trailblazer: “The United States is not only back at the table, but hopefully leading by the power of our example.”

1 Nov2021

Bjorn Lomborg - Adam Carolla Show 11/1/21

Published by Adam Carolla Show

Author Bjorn Lomborg returns to the show to talk about the current state of Sweden’s COVID tactics and the media’s response. The two also chat about world leaders failing to attack climate change issues. Additionally, they go over various energy options including nuclear, wind, and solar. Lastly, Adam asks if Bjorn has noticed a shift in the way society has accepted his thoughts on these issues.

30 Oct2021

The Biden-Europe Climate Summit

Published by Journal Editorial Report

Lomborg discussed the necessity of designing policies that work for the world's poor in order to seriously tackle global warming with Wall Street Journal editor Paul Gigot on the Journal Editorial Report.

29 Oct2021

The great ecological delusion: Costly heat pumps that barely work, electric cars recharged by diesel generators... but what if the cash spent on flawed schemes went on new green tech that REALLY worked?

Published by Daily Mail

Today, 120 world leaders and 30,000 delegates will start arriving in Glasgow for the Cop26 climate change conference. Watching from afar will be Bjorn Lomborg, the former Greenpeace activist who, in his acclaimed 2001 book The Skeptical Environmentalist, concluded that the costly measures being dreamed up by politicians, scientists and businessmen have proved next to useless. Here, he explains why little has changed.

27 Oct2021

Funding green research is the most effective way to tackle climate change

Published by The Globe and Mail

In their bids to showcase climate leadership ahead of the approaching United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), world leaders are once again talking of ambitious carbon reduction targets. U.S. President Joe Biden, for example, has set the goal of creating “a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 and net zero emissions economy by no later than 2050.” Most rich countries’ governments have formulated similar ambitions.

27 Oct2021

Climate Activists Blow Smoke on Wildfire Fears

Published by Wall Street Journal

Add wildfires to the long list of natural disasters that are overhyped in climate coverage. It scares adults and kids alike, as when Rep. Katie Porter’s (D., Calif.) 9-year-old daughter worries: “The Earth is on fire and we’re all going to die soon.” This simply isn’t true.

25 Oct2021

Lad være med at gentage dyre bud på klimaløsninger, der ikke virker

Published by Jyllands-Posten

Den virkelige udfordring ved den nuværende tilgang til klimapolitikken er, at så længe det er dyrt at skære udledninger, vil lederne tale i et væk, mens de gør meget lidt.

22 Oct2021

Dagens klimapolitikk har ingen effekt

Published by Bergens Tidende

I sine forsøk på å vise klimalederskap i forkant av FNs kommende klimatoppmøte i Glasgow (COP26), snakker verdens ledere igjen om ambisiøse utslippskutt. For eksempel har USAs president Joe Biden satt seg som mål å skape «en kraftsektor fri for CO₂-forurensing innen 2035 og en økonomi med netto nullutslipp senest i 2050». Regjeringer i de fleste rike land har formulert liknende ambisjoner.

21 Oct2021

Climate Change Calls for Adaptation, Not Panic

Published by Wall Street Journal

It’s easy to construct climate disasters. You just find a current, disconcerting trend and project it into the future, while ignoring everything humanity could do to adapt. For instance, one widely reported study found that heat waves could kill thousands more Americans by the end of the century if global warming continues apace—but only if you assume people won’t use more air conditioning. Yes, the climate is likely to change, but so is human behavior in response.

14 Oct2021

Biden’s Climate Ambitions Are Too Costly for Voters

Published by Wall Street Journal

Politicians across the world routinely promise unprecedented reductions of carbon emissions but make little mention of the cost, often covering with vivid projections of green jobs. Yet the economic damage these policies would do is much greater than what most voters would tolerate, while the climate benefits are smaller than many would imagine.

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