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11 May2018

Nein, die Welt ist nicht dem Untergang geweiht

Published by Die Presse

Der Mensch hat eine Schwäche für schlechte Nachrichten. Die Medien reflektieren und prägen diese Vorliebe, indem sie Sorgen und panischen Ängsten Nahrung geben. Längere, langsame, positive Trends schaffen es weder auf die Titelseiten, noch liefern sie Stoff für einen Plausch am Arbeitsplatz. Also entwickeln wir eigenartige Fehlannahmen, insbesondere die Vorstellung, dass die überwiegende Mehrheit der Dinge im Begriff sei schiefzulaufen.

23 Apr2018

The Sky Is Not Falling

Published by Project Syndicate

Humans are partial to bad news. Media outlets reflect and shape this preference, feeding us woe and panic. Long, slow, positive trends don’t make it to the front page or to water-cooler conversations. So we develop peculiar misperceptions, especially the idea that a preponderance of things are going wrong. When I published The Skeptical Environmentalist in 2001, I pointed out that the world was getting better in many respects. Back then, this was viewed as heresy, as it punctured several common and cherished misperceptions, such as the idea that natural resources were running out, that an...

22 Apr2018

Una celebración eficaz para el Día de la Tierra

Published by Milenio

El Día de la Tierra es una idea noble para garantizar que apreciamos y mejoramos nuestro medio ambiente. Pero tenemos que asegurarnos de que no sea solo simbolismo y gestos para sentirnos bien. Debemos centrarnos en las cuestiones medioambientales más importantes y no solo en las que reciben más atención. https://www.milenio.com/opinion/bjorn-lomborg/columna-bjorn-lomborg/una-celebracion-eficaz-para-el-dia-de-la-tierra

16 Apr2018

El alto costo del abuso doméstico en el mundo

Published by Listin Diario

Los tiroteos masivos en los Estados Unidos han impulsado a las fuerzas de seguridad y medios de comunicación a buscar patrones comunes, y uno de ellos ha sido que un número inquietante de perpetradores fueron previamente acusados de abuso doméstico.

12 Apr2018

Building India’s talent base

Published by The Hindu

When India found itself at the 103rd position in the recent World Economic Forum ranking of 130 nations on the preparedness of talent, it was just another indication of the skills challenge. In just five years, the government’s skill gap analysis report estimates that an extra 40 crore workers need to be skilled, reskilled or upskilled. The current official estimate is that slightly more than half a crore people are being trained annually. Policymakers are responding swiftly. But with limited resources and time, which skills policies will make the biggest impact? New research commissioned by...

4 Apr2018

El alto costo del abuso doméstico en el mundo

Published by Milenio

Los tiroteos masivos en Estados Unidos han impulsado a las fuerzas de seguridad y medios de comunicación a buscar patrones comunes, y uno de ellos ha sido que un número inquietante de perpetradores fueron previamente acusados de abuso doméstico

4 Apr2018

Fighting TB matters since one case treated saves many others

Published by Hindustan Times

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set the impressive goal of eradicating tuberculosis (TB) in India by 2025. TB claims the lives of more than four lakh Indians every year. The prime minister has made it clear that now is not the time for the status quo to prevail. New economic evidence commissioned by India Consensus, a collaboration between Tata Trusts and the Copenhagen Consensus, shows that Prime Minister Modi is entirely right to focus on tuberculosis. In Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan, Tata Trusts and the Copenhagen Consensus have worked with hundreds of stakeholders to identify the best...

3 Apr2018

Identifying the policies that work best against child marriage: Empowerment of girls is the key

Published by Times of India

Despite significant progress against child marriage, it remains a huge challenge. Last year 320 lakh girls under 18 were married according to UNICEF estimates. The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling criminalising sex with a minor even within marriage forms part of a solid legal framework. But global experience shows that laws alone are not enough to entirely change practices and mores. New economic analysis can help speed progress. The negative consequences of child marriage include making girls less healthy and less educated, as well as being linked to more domestic violence. The Centre and...

17 Mar2018

EE.UU. se equivoca

Published by El Pais

La información del Washington Post, sobre la intención de Trump de pedir al Congreso que recorte un 72% los fondos de las energías limpias y los programas de eficiencia energética en su presupuesto de este año, no ha tenido el impacto mediático de lo que realmente significaría si se llevara a cabo.

15 Mar2018

A Trade War On the World’s Poorest

Published by Project Syndicate

US President Donald Trump’s steel tariffs have brought the prospect of a trade war closer to reality. The European Union warns that it has “a whole arsenal at our disposal with which to respond,” while China threatens “a justified and necessary response.” Economists, politicians, and public figures have all raised concerns about the threat of tit-for-tat trade barriers. But it is difficult to overstate the potential damage. New obstacles to free trade not only take us in the wrong direction; they also undermine the best opportunity to transform the lives of billions of the world’s poorest...

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