Bjorn Lomborg

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13 Feb2019

1800 bis 2050: Der rasante Rückgang der Kindersterblichkeit

Published by Der Standard

Bessere Ernährung und die Bekämpfung von Aids sowie von Infektionskrankheiten werden weiterhin dafür sorgen, dass immer mehr Kinder ihren fünften Geburtstag erleben

8 Feb2019

Agenda 2030 no va por buen camino

Published by La Prensa

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. Existen indicios preocupantes de que el número de personas extremadamente pobres en el mundo, que desde hace mucho tiempo está disminuyendo, puede dejar de hacerlo e incluso empezar a aumentar. Y después de años de disminución, el hambre está aumentando, y los observadores...

8 Feb2019

Jeg har det ikke dårligt over at sætte mig op i et fly

Published by DR Aftenshowet

Jeg har det ikke dårligt over at sætte mig op i et fly

31 Jan2019

We are missing the forest for the trees on free trade

Published by The Hill

As the U.S. and China are locked in a major trade dispute, the White House is renegotiating existing free-trade agreements to turn them into "managed trade" agreements, and the mood has turned against freer trade around the world. Yet, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel both made calls for more free trade and multilateralism.

27 Jan2019

What science could teach Ocasio-Cortez about climate change

Published by New York Post

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared last week that “the world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.” The freshly minted congresswoman skewered anyone who’d want to talk about the cost of global-warming policies, given the looming doomsday. Yes, her full remarks made it clear she only meant that the world would begin to end in 12 years if we don’t act. But she was still wildly wrong. Yet AOC was just saying what many people believe. Shallow, apocalyptic reporting on global warming has made us all panicky, more likely to embrace poor climate policies and less likely to...

19 Jan2019

Report’s sensational claim of ‘climate breakdown’ is catchy but untrue

Published by Australian

How much did climate change cost last year? One major charity says the answer is $US85 billion ($118bn). That claim was repeated by many newspapers — just as it was designed to — yet it is nonsense. In the final week of last year, large British-based charity Christian Aid released a report, Counting the Cost: A Year of Climate Breakdown, documenting the “huge costs of climate impacts”. The media shared the dramatic findings. But the charity, which receives money from the British and US governments and the European Commission and raised more than £100 million in 2017-18, is scaremongering.

16 Jan2019

Making Every Development Dollar Count

Published by Project Syndicate

In 2017, $146 billion was spent on aid and development. Even this large sum remains a fraction of what would be needed to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yet, despite the scarce resources, there is surprisingly little discussion about setting priorities in development spending. In international polls and on the world stage, developing countries are very clear about their priorities: improved healthcare and education, more and better jobs, less corruption, and solutions to nutritional challenges. Unfortunately, these areas are not necessarily where rich...

12 Jan2019

Pozostawianie ubogich tego świata w ciemności jest niemoralne

Published by Listy z naszego sadu

Jednym z przeoczonych sukcesów rozwoju jest dzisiaj fakt, że populacja bez dostępu do elektryczności, po raz pierwszy od czasu, kiedy zaczęto zbierać te dane, zmalała do poniżej jednego miliarda ludzi. Nowe dane z Międzynarodowej Agencji Energetycznej (IEA) pokazują, że w 2017 roku 120 milionów ludzi uzyskało dostęp do elektryczności, co oznacza, że dzisiaj więcej ludzi ma dostęp do elektryczności niż kiedykolwiek wcześniej. Indie zelektryfikowały wszystkie swoje wsie; w Indonezji poziom elektryfikacji wynosi 95%, w roku 2000 wynosił 50%. W Kenii dostęp do elektryczności zwiększył się z 8% w...

9 Jan2019

A verdade é a primeira baixa do aquecimento global

Published by Jornal de Negocios

Uma análise cuidadosa mostra que as alterações climáticas são um problema. Mas não são o fim do mundo.

4 Jan2019

It's immoral to leave the world's poor in the dark

Published by Forbes

One of the most overlooked development success stories right now is that the population without access to electricity has fallen below 1 billion for the first time since records began. New data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that in 2017, 120 million people gained access to electricity, meaning more people today have access to electricity than ever before. India has electrified all its villages; in Indonesia, the electrification rate is 95%, up from 50% in 2000. Kenya’s access rate has increased from 8% in 2000 to 73%, and Ethiopia has lifted access from 5% to 45% in the...