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19 Mar2021

Biden's $500 billion climate push is costly but helps little

Published by Fox News

The Biden Administration wants to spend the equivalent of $1,500 per American per year on climate policies such as electric cars. At the same time, more than half of US citizens are unwilling to pay even $24 per year. Bjorn Lomborg argues in an interview with Fox News that this is unsustainable. Instead, we need a cheaper and more effective climate approach, focusing on ramping up green R&D. If we can innovate the price of green energy below fossil fuels, countries such as India and China could also afford to lower their emissions.

16 Feb2021

Blackouts in Texas highlight importance of reliable energy

Published by Fox & Friends

The Texas rolling black-outs have become a Rorschach test where everyone sees what they’d like to see. Wind skeptics point out that wind turbines are frozen, renewable energy campaigners point out that gas, coal and nuclear power plants also cut out. But the much more fundamental point is: Not having enough power when you need it can be deadly. This is relevant for the attempt by the Biden administration to get rid of fossil fuels in the electricity sector by 2035. It will create a lot of problems, especially if it is focused on intermittent renewables. Bjorn Lomborg argued in an interview...

9 Feb2021

John Kerry's private jet use shows how hard it is to actually cut emissions

Published by Fox & Friends

John Kerry's private jet trip across continents to accept a climate award shows that we will never fix climate change with 'just manage with less' slogans. Kerry is really honestly showing us that you can’t just ask people to cut back on flying, cut back on driving, cut back on heating and cooling the house. Dealing with climate change is a lot harder than the slogans would suggest. And even if we all stopped flying and switched to electric cars, the climate impact would be very small. We need a smarter and cheaper approach than the current one offered: an approach that doesn’t cost trillions...

9 Feb2021

Experts say Biden energy policies will drive up electricity prices in the US

Published by Fox News

As you get more renewables, energy for the consumer becomes costlier. In Germany, consumers had to subsidize green energy to the tune of 31 billion euros last year. Little surprise, Germans now pay the highest electricity prices in the world.

2 Feb2021

Joe Biden’s climate plan will do ‘virtually nothing’

Published by Sky News

I joined Sky News Australia earlier today to discuss Joe Biden's climate policy proposals and commitments to net-zero emissions from politicians around the world.

22 Jan2021

Why the Paris Agreement is a 'bad deal' for addressing climate change

Published by Fox & Friends

Joe Biden's climate alarm is poorly founded. Take hurricanes. Last year, you undoubtedly heard that climate change made hurricanes “record-setting.” Actually, 2020 was above average in the North Atlantic partly because of the natural La Niña phenomenon, and only record-setting in that satellites could spot more storms. When measured by total hurricane-damage potential, the 2020 North Atlantic was not even in the top 10. And almost everywhere else on the planet, hurricanes were far below average. Globally, 2020 ranked as one of the weakest hurricane years in the 40-year satellite record...

1 May2020

WHO says Sweden should be world model for coronavirus response

Published by Tucker Carlson Show

Sweden is what you get when you ask experts to run the show. If we do not have a cure and we don’t have a vaccine that doesn’t seem to be forthcoming, you really have three options. You can let corona rip through society, you can have moderate social distancing (which is what Sweden has done), and you can have strict lockdowns which are what many states have done.” Nobody is suggesting that you should just let corona rip through society but likewise, you need to understand that a strict lockdown is simply not sustainable.

5 Jan2020

Hvad blev der af stemmen, der turde modsige advarslerne om, at klimaforandringer vil ødelægge kloden?

Published by Jyllands-Posten

For 15 år siden blev Bjørn Lomborg karakteriseret som en af verdens 100 mest indflydelsesrige personer. Hans skeptiske holdninger til dommedagsprofetier om klimaforandringer og ifølge ham i værste fald nytteløse milliardinvesteringer til bekæmpelse af global opvarmning blev citeret vidt og bredt. Siden har klimasagen fået ekstra megen medvind – men hvad er der blevet af Lomborgs stemme undervejs? Meningerne om hans nuværende indflydelse er delte.

1 Dec2019

We are throwing money at the wrong solutions to climate change

Published by Dallas Morning News

During a recent visit with the Dallas Morning News' editorial board, Bjorn Lomborg urged policymakers to spend money on countering climate change more effectively. Rather than spending on feel-good green projects or urging people to make personal sacrifices such as giving up meat, leaders should approach climate solutions unemotionally and invest in the ideas that will do the most good for the most people. He lists four initiatives that will be key to tackling climate change: (1) a well-designed and globally coordinated carbon tax, (2) a dramatic increase in investment in research and...

29 Nov2019

We need climate policies that work

Published by CNBC

Climate change is clearly an important global issue, but we are tackling it very badly and our overwhelming focus on reducing carbon emissions also distracts us from many of the world's most pressing problems. What makes it so hard to cut emissions is that CO2 is a byproduct of prosperous economies, and replacing cheap fossil fuels with today's mostly expensive and unreliable green alternatives remains incredibly expensive. An analysis for the government of New Zealand recently showed that achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 would cost the nation 16% of GDP. In an interview with CNBC, Bjorn...

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