Bjorn Lomborg

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8 Aug2019

O desafio da nutrição

Published by Jornal de Negocios

Investimentos adicionais em nutrição na primeira infância são cruciais e devem ser uma alta prioridade para governos doadores e receptores, organizações multilaterais de desenvolvimento e fundações filantrópicas.

2 Aug2019

Pseudo scientific hysteria is the wrong answer to climate change

Published by New York Post

A year ahead of the US presidential election, exaggeration about global warming is greater than ever. While some politicians continue (incorrectly) to insist it’s made up, far more insist (also incorrectly) that we face an imminent climate crisis threatening civilization.

30 Jul2019

Don't let vegetarian environmentalists shame you for eating meat. Science is on your side.

Published by USA Today

Around the world, we’re being told to stop eating meat. Headlines, think tanks and activists all ask us to change our diet to combat climate change. The Washington D.C.-based World Resource Institute suggests that resource management will require Americans to cut their average consumption of beef by about 40%, and scientists from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom just claimed that “a typical summer barbecue for four people releases more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than an 80 mile car journey." One of the professors points out that “the production of a 100g medium-...

21 Jul2019

Eliminar los plásticos desechables no acabará con la contaminación en océanos

Published by Milenio

Un número creciente de países y autoridades locales están prohibiendo los plásticos de un solo uso. Esto es loable: ya que los plásticos obstruyen los desagües causando inundaciones, contaminan la naturaleza y matan animales y aves.

20 Jul2019

How to spend $162bn to fix climate – along with everything else

Published by The Australian

This year, the world will spend $US162 billion ($230bn) subsidising renewable energy, propping up inefficient industries and supporting middle-class homeowners to erect solar panels, according to the International Energy Agency. In addition, the Paris Agreement on climate change will cost the world from $US1 trillion to $US2 trillion a year by 2030. Astonishingly, neither of these hugely expensive policies will have any measurable impact on temperatures by the end of the century. Climate campaigners want to convince us that not only should we maintain these staggering costs, but that we...

19 Jul2019

Voters don't want the green campaigners' extreme climate policies

Published by The Telegraph

The renowned naturalist and climate change campaigner Sir David Attenborough believes governments should face a reckoning for their failure to tackle global warming. Speaking recently about the US and Australia, he expressed a hope that the electorate would vote out governments who are not taking the climate seriously enough. The problem for Sir David and other campaigners is that, far from punishing politicians who pledge to scrap expensive climate policies, voters in Australia just backed them

18 Jul2019

The Nutrition Challenge

Published by Project Syndicate

t’s easy to think of starvation as a challenge that entered the rich world’s consciousness in the 1980s and was largely solved through charity rock concerts. True, the world has made huge progress in combating mass starvation over the past 30 years, largely as a result of improved agricultural practices. Yet, globally, food deprivation still claims a child’s life every three seconds. A new report from the United Nations warns that the number of hungry people worldwide increased for a third consecutive year in 2018, and now exceeds 820 million. And some two billion people – over one-quarter of...

14 Jul2019

Das BIP spielt doch eine Rolle: Warum der Indikator wichtig ist

Published by Euro am Sonntag

Neuseeland wird dafür gelobt, als erstes Land der Welt einen "Haushalt des Wohlergehens" eingeführt zu haben, mit dem der Schwerpunkt weg vom BIP hin zum "Wohlergehen der Menschen" gelegt werden soll. Diejenigen, die etwas gegen den BIP-Indikator haben - insbesondere Grüne, die Wirtschaftswachstum für die Umweltverschmutzung verantwortlich machen -, sehen dies als neue Möglichkeit, um aufzuhören, Geld hinterherzujagen, und anzufangen, sich um die Menschen zu kümmern.

11 Jul2019

A case for nutrition counselling

Published by The Hindu

The Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme is one of the world’s largest programmes for early childhood care and development. Now, a new study suggests that nutrition and health counselling delivered under the programme’s auspices is one of the best possible investments that can be made by any government. This timely, non-partisan report is by India Consensus, a partnership between Tata Trusts and Copenhagen Consensus, which has undertaken a first-of-its-kind analysis of 100 government programmes. These were identified by NITI Aayog for their role in supporting India’s efforts to...

10 Jul2019

Es gibt wichtigere Sorgen

Published by Die Weltwoche

Dieses Jahr werden nach Angaben der Internationalen Energieagentur weltweit 162 Milliarden Dollar in erneuerbare Energien gesteckt. Es werden also ineffiziente Industrien subventioniert und private Hauseigentümer finanziell gefördert, damit sie Solaranlagen installieren. Darüber hinaus wird uns das Pariser Klimaabkommen bis 2030 jährlich 1 Billion Dollar oder mehr kosten.