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29 Dec2019

La Agenda va por mal camino, por Bjorn Lomborg

Published by El Comercio

Han 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.

18 Dec2019

Dziennikarze nie rozumieją nowego raportu USA o klimacie

Published by Listy z naszego sadu

Aktywiści mają tendencję do przesadzania wpływu zmiany klimatycznej i równoczesnego niedoceniania kosztów powstrzymywania jej. Pouczające jest przyjęcie nowego oszacowania klimatu przez USA. Ten raport na ogół jest chłodno naukowy i opiera się na jeszcze ostrożniejszym globalnym raporcie panelu ONZ ds. klimatu i nauki znanego jako IPCC. Niestety, ścisłe relacjonowanie nauki nie zwiększa popularności programów telewizyjnych, a przewidywanie rychłego końca świata tak.

26 Sep2019

On climate change, humanity is not ‘evil’

Published by Globe and Mail

Speaking at the United Nations, 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg said that if humanity really understands the science of climate change and still fails to act, we’re “evil.” This is because climate change means “people are dying.” Helpfully, she also told us what we must do to act correctly: In a bit more than eight years, we will have exhausted our remaining allowance for carbon emissions, so we must shut down everything running on fossil fuels by 2028. While this claim is not uncommon, it is fundamentally misguided. Yes, global warming is real and human-caused, but her vision of...

26 Sep2019

How Climate Policies Hurt the Poor

Published by Project Syndicate

Over the past 25 years, nearly 1.2 billion people around the world have been lifted out of poverty, while both malnutrition and the risk of death from air pollution have decreased. Taken together, these achievements are nothing short of a miracle. But two global trends now threaten to slow the momentum in reducing poverty. The first is nationalist opposition to free trade. Rising protectionism is imperilling economic growth – including in the world’s poorest countries, which would benefit most from a more open global trading system. Concluding the long-stalled Doha Round of global trade talks...

21 Sep2019

A climate of burning money

Published by The Australian

World leaders will soon arrive in New York for a climate summit likely to do little more than add to the hysteria drowning out any sober talk on climate policy. Amid warnings that we have days left to act, politicians will jostle to share the spotlight with celebrity activists such as 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, who came from Europe by wind-powered boat. Hurricane Dorian looms large over proceedings as a harbinger of doom. After 30 years of failed climate policy, more of the same is not the answer. Since the 1992 Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, our use of renewable energy has increased by only 1...

19 Sep2019

Affordable solutions better than exaggerations

Published by China Daily

Ahead of the Climate Action Summit that will bring together world leaders in New York on Sept 23, exaggeration about global warming is greater than ever. While some pundits continue, incorrectly, to insist that global warming is a made-up story, far more insist, also incorrectly, that we face an imminent climate crisis. Adding to the polarization on the topic makes it impossible to engage in sensible policy discussion. For example, we are constantly told that climate change is to blame for an increase in extreme weather conditions such as flooding, droughts and cyclones. But the UN...

19 Sep2019

Earth to 2020 Democrats. The Syrian civil war was not caused by climate change.

Published by USA Today

Is global warming to blame for the Syrian war? Democratic presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg, Beto O'Rourke and Bernie Sanders seem to think so. At the CNN climate town hall this month, Buttigieg and O'Rourke referred to climate change as a national security threat that contributed to causing the Syrian civil war. “Wars that were precipitated by climate change, like Syria, will pale in comparison to the wars that we see in the future,” O'Rourke warned. Both candidates follow the lead of Sanders, who has long claimed that “climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism”...

10 Sep2019

Prioritising Land Information Service Framework (LISF) for stronger e-Mutation service

Published by BD News 24

The government of Bangladesh is aiming for complete digitisation of its land record management system by 2020. Primarily, the deputy commissioner’s (DC) office at the district level is responsible for delivering land services, and the Assistant Commissioner (popularly known as AC Land) overlooks the mutation process with the help of the Union Land Assistant and other office assistants of Upazila (sub-district) or circle offices, such as Tahsildars.

5 Sep2019

What AOC & co. get horribly wrong about Dorian and climate change

Published by New York Post

With Hurricane Dorian striking the Bahamas and the East Coast, the climate blame game is now in full swing again: Global-warming activists, newspaper columnists, TV commentators and politicians are drawing links between climate change and hurricanes. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, for example, warns, “This is what climate change looks like.” Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders one-ups that, tweeting: “Hurricane Dorian has everything to do with climate change, which is the existential crisis of our time.”

27 Aug2019

Family planning programmes for India

Published by Deccan Herald

At the heart of the new government's agenda is the question of how to ensure that India grows as strongly and as sustainably as it possibly can. There are different visions of how to achieve this, but one thing is certain: India has the potential to reap dividends from its major demographic transition. This transition is without comparison in the world. The working-age ratio in India's population is projected to increase from 64% in 2013 to 69% in 2040 – an addition of more than 300 million adults of working-age population.

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