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11 Mar2009

Lomborg quoted in The Weekly Standard

Published by The Weekly Standard

Obama's Global Warming Straddle (...) The skeptics may not be winning the debate in the media, but they're "winning the reality" according to Bjørn Lomborg, author of the bestseller The Skeptical Environmentalist. Lomborg points out that despite "tremendous amounts of worrying .  .  . if you look at actual reductions in CO2 over the last few years, nothing." Lomborg isn't opposed to government action, but he derides cap-and-trade regimes as a way for politicians to "put on a tax and get people to think it's a cool thing...

5 Mar2009

Lomborg's op-ed in Forbes: Help the Poor with Free Trade

Published by Forbes

Help the Poor With Free Trade by Bjorn Lomborg, 02.25.2009 Forbes Magazine, dated March 16, 2009. On My MindIf you want to save the globe, start by increasing global trade. Hundreds of London's bankers joining the dole queue, America's corporate leaders pleading for a government handout: These are the vivid images of the financial crisis captured by the media. Victims in the developing world, by contrast, are easy to overlook. The planet's most burdened inhabitants will suffer once as their fragile economies contract, and again as rich nations pull up their drawbridges and retreat...

26 Feb2009

Globalne ostrzeżenia

Published by Racjonalista

Protokół Kopenhaski nie odniesie sukcesu, jeśli nie podpiszą go Indie i Chiny, ale przekupywanie tych krajów, by dołączyły się, będzie miało efekty przeciwne do zamierzonych. W grudniu światowi przywódcy spotkają się w Kopenhadze, żeby wynegocjować nowy pakt w sprawie zmiany klimatu, aby zredukować emisję dwutlenku węgla. Sposób jednak, w jaki to zostało ustalone, spowoduje, że porażka będzie nieunikniona. Najlepsze, czego możemy się spodziewać, to że otrzymamy nauczkę, by wreszcie zabrać się za tę kwestię w mądrzejszy sposób. (...)

24 Feb2009

Global warnings - Lomborg's latest op-ed in The Guardian

Published by The Guardian

The Copenhagen protocol will not succeed unless China and India sign up, but bribing these nations to take part is counterproductive Björn Lomborg, guardian.co.uk, Sunday 15 February 2009 This December, global leaders will meet in Copenhagen to negotiate a new climate change pact to reduce carbon emissions. Yet, the way that it has been set up, it will inevitably fail. The best hope is that we use this lesson finally to deal with this issue in a smarter fashion. The United States has made it clear that developing countries must sign up to substantial reductions in carbon emissions in...

16 Feb2009

Kloden Sveder

Published by Dotminded

Ulrik Norup Jørgensen and Ilse Kristensen's book on climate change has been completed with Lomborg's contribution...

4 Feb2009

A CHALLENGE TO BARACK OBAMA’S CLIMATE POLICY

Argument Map of the article "Obama and Global Warming" Bjorn Lomborg on climate facts and policy priorities A diagrammatic representation in bCisive 2.0 Austhink Consulting created this logical model of the opinion piece by Professor Bjorn Lomborg. Such models make it possible to see what an argument is. They are called argument maps. Using such a map, those who disagree with Professor Lomborg can pinpoint precisely where and why. Those persuaded of the merits of his case will, equally, be able to account for precisely why. Lomborg Argument Map.pdf...

2 Feb2009

Safari i globalne ocieplenie

Published by Racjonalista

Autor tekstu: Bjørn Lomborg Tłumaczenie: Małgorzata Koraszewska W mowie inauguracyjnej Barak Obama obiecał ”odsunąć widmo ocieplenia planety”. W tym kontekście warto zastanowić się nad urywkiem z jego książki Dreams from My Father . Mówi on bardzo wiele o sposobie, w jaki patrzymy na problemy świata. (...)...

16 Jan2009

Lomborg will participate in the IQ2US debate on Jan 13 2009

Published by Intelligence Squared US

Intelligence Squared US debate series: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 Major reductions in carbon emissions are not worth the money Moderator: John Donvan Speaking for the motion: Bjorn Lomborg, Philip Stott and Peter Huber Speaking against the motion: L. Hunter Lovins, Oliver Tickell and Adam Werbach THIS EVENT WILL BE RECORDED FOR BBC WORLD NEWS. Panelists for the motion Bjorn Lomborg is the author of the bestsellers Cool It and The Skeptical Environmentalist. He was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2004, one of the "50 people who could save the...

16 Jan2009

Vote results of the IQ2US debate

Published by IQ2US

Major reductions in carbon emissions are not worth the money - was the topic of the latest Intelligence Squared US debate (Jan 13). Bjorn Lomborg, Peter Huber and Philip Stott spoke for the motion. Though they started out with 16% for their proposal and 49% against ("major reductions in carbon emissions are not worth the money"), they ended with 42% for, 48% against - see attached chart. If you go to the website www.iq2US.org, click on past debates/downloads, and you can find there the full transcript of the debate and images, and from Jan 21 also the audio record...

23 Dec2008

What Polar Bears Can Teach Us

Published by Jewcy Magazine

Lomborg's article in Jewcy Magazine, Apr 22, 2008. What Polar Bears Can Teach Us About the Environment (Hint: It's Not What You Think) The threat of man-made climate change looms larger than any other problem facing the planet, so it's no wonder that the discussion about global warming has turned into a kind of choreographed screaming that drowns out the facts. Science unequivocally tells us that climate change is real and caused by man, but predictions of destruction on an epic scale don't stack up. Consider the plight of the polar bear - a pin-up ‘victim' of global...

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