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20 Jul2021

The Net-Zero Debate Turns Orwellian

Published by Forbes

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 World War II, 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 John Kerry, US President Biden’s climate envoy, told world leaders...

18 Jul2021

Hőhullámok miatti halálozás: sokkal többen halnak meg a hideg, mint a meleg miatt

Published by Portfolio

Szalagcímek szerte a világban arról számolnak be, hogy több százan haltak meg a Kanadában és az USA északnyugati felén az utóbbi időben tomboló hőhullámok miatt. Ezek a cikkek egytől egyig a klímaváltozást teszik felelőssé a halálesetekért, és sürgős lépésekre szólítanak fel a klímavédelem terén. Ezek az írások azonban a legtöbb esetben arra adnak példát, hogy a klímaváltozásról szóló egyoldalú, riasztó beszámolók mennyire nem adnak teljes képet a kérdésről.

14 Jul2021

More people die of cold: Media’s heat-death climate obsession leads to lousy fixes

Published by New York Post

Headlines from around the world tell us of hundreds of deaths caused by recent heat waves. The stories invariably blame climate change and admonish us to tackle it urgently. But they mostly reveal how one-sided climate-alarmist reporting leaves us badly informed. The stories contain a kernel of truth: Global warming is a real, manmade problem that needs addressing. As temperatures increase, so will the frequency and severity of heat waves. But the media fail to report the full story and thus lose focus on the most effective ways to help.

13 Jul2021

Muertes por calor y frío: el enfoque climático unilateral nos desinforma

Published by Milenio

Los titulares de todo el mundo nos cuentan que cientos de personas han muerto tras las recientes olas de calor en Canadá y el noroeste de Estados Unidos. Las noticias culpan invariablemente al cambio climático y nos instan a afrontarlo con urgencia. Sin embargo, en su mayoría revelan cómo los reportes alarmistas y unilaterales sobre el clima nos dejan mal informados.

12 Jul2021

Det ensidige klimafokus på varmedødsfald er enormt vildledende

Published by Berlingske

Stigende temperaturer reducerer også kuldebølger og kuldedødsfald, hvilket ignoreres næsten totalt af politikerne og medierne. Det giver et skævt billede af, hvad vi skal gøre for at forhindre konsekvenserne af klimaforandringer.

26 Jun2021

Wir brauchen eine drastische Erhöhung von Investitionen in Innovationen für grüne Energie

Published by Handelsblatt

Zur Bekämpfung des Klimawandels braucht es Ehrlichkeit. Die derzeit anvisierte Klimapolitik wird unglaublich teuer. Trotz des großen Nutzens werden die Kosten deutlich höher sein, meint Björn Lomborg.

26 Jun2021

Climate change coverage ignores heavy impact of heat on cold deaths

Published by USA Today

Lomborg points out that almost everywhere cold deaths outweigh heat deaths. Fortunately, heat deaths are declining in countries with good data, likely because of ever more air conditioning. This is abundantly clear for the United States, which has seen increasing hot days since 1960 affecting a much greater population. Yet, the number of heat deaths has more than halved.

18 Jun2021

Contradicciones en la lucha contra el cambio climático

Published by Milenio

Nuestro actual debate sobre el clima engloba dos afirmaciones descaradamente contradictorias. Por un lado, los expertos advierten que las políticas climáticas prometidas serán económicamente devastadoras. En un nuevo informe la Agencia Internacional de la Energía (AIE) afirma que alcanzar el nivel cero en 2050 será probablemente "el mayor reto al que se haya enfrentado la humanidad". Se trata de una vara muy alta, que supera a la Segunda Guerra Mundial, la peste negra y la pandemia de la Covid-19.

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.

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