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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...

2 Oct2019

Exaggeration About Global Warming Is Greater Than Ever

Published by FOX Business

Copenhagen Consensus Center President Bjorn Lomborg discusses global warming exaggeration on FOX Business.

10 Jun2019

Bjorn Lomborg on the Costs and Benefits of Attacking Climate Change

Published by Econ Talk Podcast

Bjorn Lomborg, President of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, talks about the costs and benefits of attacking climate change with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Lomborg argues that we should always be aware of tradeoffs and effectiveness when assessing policies to reduce global warming. He advocates for realistic solutions that consider the potential to improve human life in other ways. He is skeptical of the potential to move away from fossil fuels and argues that geo-engineering and adaptation may be the most effective ways to cope with climate change.

23 May2019

Bjorn Lomborg: Fundamental World Problems Are In Better Shape Than Ever

Published by Steve Forbes What's Next

You’ll be hit by two big things: (1) Despite the nonstop stream of depressing news, the world is actually getting to be a better place—cleaner, more prosperous, less violent. (2) By pursuing commonsensical, cost-effective programs to battle the troubles still plaguing our planet, we can achieve a level of prosperity and quality of life for all that would have been deemed utterly unattainable only a few years ago. You’ll be heartened and inspired by much of what you hear in our absorbing conversation. You’ll also be angered by the way governments and other organizations are wasting hundreds of...

24 Dec2018

P1 Debat: Hvem redder klimaet?

Published by DR Radio

Redder vi kloden ved at spise mindre kød og holde igen på flyveturene? Eller er det forskning og ny teknologi, der baner vej? I Juleduellen kæmper to værdikrigere på ord og skarpe holdninger. To rivaler tørner sammen i duel - i en kamp på ord, argumenter, holdninger og kæpheste.

14 Dec2018

Klimaatcriticus Björn Lomborg: “Het klimaat is niet onze grootste prioriteit

Published by De Morgen

In het Poolse Katowice zochten wereldleiders deze week naar nieuwe maatregelen om de klimaatopwarming tegen te gaan. Ze waren beter thuis gebleven, zegt klimaatcriticus Björn Lomborg. “Dit beleid deugt niet. Het kost veel geld en heeft bijna geen impact.”

7 Dec2018

How to make the world better. Really. With Dr. Bjorn Lomborg.

Published by Jordan B Peterson Podcast

Bjorn Lomborg interview on The Jordan B Peterson Podcast. The podcast offers discussion and information concerning a variety of complex ideas: How moral & pragmatic values regulate emotion and motivation; Psychometric models such as the Big Five; The significance of hero mythology; The meaning of music, and the structure of the world as represented through religion and spiritual belief. Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist and the author of the multi-million copy bestseller 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, #1 for...

31 Oct2018

Global warming: 'Paris agreement will leave 99% of the problem unsolved'

Published by France24

In a TV interview with France24, Lomborg explains why the Paris climate agreement is a highly costly treaty that will change little.

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