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17 Nov2010

Lomborg's op-ed in Washington Post:Cost-effective ways to address climate change

Published by Washington Post

By Bjorn Lomborg Wednesday, November 17, 2010 One of the scarier predictions about global warming is the suggestion that melting glaciers and ice caps could cause sea levels to rise as much as 15 to 20 feet over the next century. Set aside the fact that the best research we have - from the United Nations climate panel - says that global sea levels are not likely to rise more than about 20 inches by 2100. Rather, let's imagine that over the next 80 or 90 years, a giant port city - say, Tokyo - found itself engulfed by a sea-level rise of about 15 feet. (...)...

17 Nov2010

Lomborg's article at Atlantic's 5 Best Wednesday Columns

Published by The Atlantic Wire

Bjorn Lomborg on Cost-Effective Ways to Address Climate Change The author of The Skeptical Environmentalist reviews humanity's "pretty impressive track record" of adapting to various climates in The Washington Post. (...)...

12 Nov2010

Lomborg op-ed: A Return to Reason

Published by Project Syndicate

COPENHAGEN – Common sense was an early loser in the scorching battle over the reality of man-made global warming. For nearly 20 years, one group of activists argued – in the face of ever-mounting evidence – that global warming was a fabrication. Their opponents, meanwhile, exaggerated the phenomenon’s likely impact – and, as a consequence, dogmatically fixated on drastic, short-term carbon cuts as the only solution, despite overwhelming evidence that such cuts would be cripplingly expensive and woefully ineffective. (...)...

27 Oct2010

Lomborg in Esquire's 75 most influental people of the 21st century

Published by Esquire

This year, Esquire celebrates its 75th anniversary and in this connection, the American magazine has asked which people worldwide contribute with something important and significant to the world in the 21st century. The list also features the Nobel Prize winner, Al Gore, the philanthropist, Bill Gates, the presidential candidate, Barack Obama, talk show host, Oprah Winfrey, media mogul, Rupert Murdoch, and the governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

25 Oct2010

Lomborg op-ed: What Have Climate Activists Learned?

Published by Project Syndicate

COPENHAGEN – Advocates of drastic cuts in carbon-dioxide emissions now speak a lot less than they once did about climate change. Climate campaigners changed their approach after the collapse of the Copenhagen climate-change summit last December and the revelation of mistakes in the United Nations climate panel’s work – as well as in response to growing public skepticism and declining interest. (...)...

22 Oct2010

"Cool It" movie seeks climate solutions: Lomborg

Published by Reuters

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO | Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:39pm EDT Danish "Skeptical Environmentalist" Bjorn Lomborg hopes a movie about his work will stir debate over his alternative solutions to climate change led by $100 billion a year in green technology research. He said on Tuesday that "Cool It," to be released in the United States and Canada on November 12, offered solutions after former U.S. Vice President Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" in 2006 publicized the risks of global warming. (...)...

5 Oct2010

Lomborg in Rolling Stone

Published by Rolling Stone

Threat Assessment section

22 Sep2010

Lomborg's article in Wall Street Journal: U-Turn On Global Warming? Hardly

Published by Wall Street Journal

U-Turn On Global Warming? Hardly. Being skeptical of Al Gore's solution doesn't make me a 'denier.' WALL STREET JOURNAL September 15, 2010 By Bjorn Lomborg After years of being accused of believing something I didn't believe—or, more accurately, not believing something I really did—I made headlines last month for changing my mind even though I hadn't. Confused? Imagine how I feel. It's worth explaining what happened to me because it tells us something important about why the global warming debate has produced so little in the way of results. (...)...

17 Sep2010

Lomborg's article in Forbes India

Published by Forbes

Bjorn Lomborg: Get Real, Make Green Energy Cheaper Cutting carbon emissions is not the right solution, we must seriously ramp up our commitment to green-energy development I would single out the idea that policymakers should pay more heed to economic science — and less to hyperbole and alarmism — when they are formulating solutions to the world’s biggest problems. (...)...

16 Sep2010

Lomborg's PS op-ed: Two Cheers for China’s Climate Obstruction

Published by Project Syndicate

COPENHAGEN – Since the Copenhagen climate summit’s failure, many politicians and pundits have pointed the finger at China’s leaders for blocking a binding, global carbon-mitigation treaty. But the Chinese government’s resistance was both understandable and inevitable. Rather than mustering indignation, decision-makers would do well to use this as a wake-up call: it is time to consider a smarter climate policy. China is unwilling to do anything that might curtail the economic growth that has enabled millions of Chinese to clamber out of poverty. This development can be...

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