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2 Oct2022

Sustainable Development Goals: How India and the world are doing

Published by Mint

Kofi Annan once highlighted that the then abstract idea of sustainable development needed to be turned into a reality for the world population. Unfortunately, a lot of progress still remains on that front. The world’s—and India’s—performance on the relatively straight-forward Millennium Development Goals (2000-15) was impressive but far from impeccable. Since then, the global community has adopted a much grander set of promises called Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals comprise an unwieldy 169 targets that promise almost everything to everyone, from abolishing poverty, hunger,...

2 Oct2022

Net-zero climate policy offers much pain, little gain

Published by New York Post

The world is waking up to the fact the climate-policy goal of achieving “net-zero” CO2 emissions brings crippling economic pain.

23 Sep2022

The Heat Is On: Bjorn Lomborg on the Summer’s Record Heat

Published by Uncommon Knowledge

Climate change is not the extinction-level event it is often characterized as. Still, it is a problem we need to address, focusing on smart, effective solutions. In his latest long-form interview on climate change and climate policy on Uncommon Knowledge (filmed at Stanford University), Lomborg discusses practical ways to lower our carbon footprint and emissions, pointing out why “carbon free by 2050” probably isn’t achievable without massive energy breakthroughs coming from green energy R&D.

9 Sep2022

Policies Pushing Electric Vehicles Show Why Few People Want One

Published by Wall Street Journal

We constantly hear that electric cars are the future—cleaner, cheaper and better. But if they’re so good, why does California need to ban gasoline-powered cars? Why does the world spend $30 billion a year subsidizing electric ones?

9 Sep2022

Fewer people are dying from natural disasters

Published by FOX News

‘False Alarm’ author Bjorn Lomborg discusses how despite liberal scare tactics, the climate is OK on ‘Jesse Watters Primetime.’

6 Sep2022

Climate gains are ‘inconvenient truth’ — it’s not all bad news about the environment

Published by New York Post

It’s easy to believe that life on Earth is getting ever-worse. The media highlight one catastrophe after another and make terrifying predictions. With a torrent of doom and gloom about climate change and the environment, it’s understandable why many people — especially the young — genuinely believe the world is about to end.

5 Sep2022

How to Make the World a Better Place | Bjørn Lomborg and Ralph Schoellhammer | #285

Published by You Tube - Jordan B Peterson's channel

Climate-alarmist politicians and the “intellectual elite” prioritize a vague plan for saving earth over the lives of struggling people all over the world. Governments are being forced to press their citizens, straining already fragile economic and agricultural systems, in order to appease a green utopian vision. Bjørn Lomborg and Ralph Schoellhammer sit down with Jordan B Peterson to discuss the faults in this plan, and the people who are suffering because of it.

31 Aug2022

Elite disconnects on climate and prices could lead to chaos

Published by Financial Post

The disconnect between the global elite and the real world is growing by the day. Most people are worn down by the pandemic, food and energy price hikes and general inflation, and worried about recession. Yet the chattering classes are jetting into conferences at Davos or Aspen to declare that our biggest and most immediate threats are climate change, environmental disasters and biodiversity loss.

31 Aug2022

Elite disconnects on climate and prices could lead to chaos

Published by Financial Post

The disconnect between the global elite and the real world is growing by the day. Most people are worn down by the pandemic, food and energy price hikes and general inflation, and worried about recession. Yet the chattering classes are jetting into conferences at Davos or Aspen to declare that our biggest and most immediate threats are climate change, environmental disasters and biodiversity loss.

28 Aug2022

‘Immoral’: Rich world can’t stop poorer countries from using fossil fuels

Published by Sky News

Copenhagen Consensus President Bjorn Lomborg says it’s “immoral” to tell the poor world not to use fossil fuels. “Of course, they want to do the same thing,” he told Sky News host Chris Smith. “India, Africa, want to do what China did.”

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