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5 Sep2011

The Lomborg Challenge

Published by Energy Opportunities

Sept 5, 2011 The Lomborg Challenge How can we innovate the price of green technologies? Politicians are incentivised to announce emission targets and solar panel installations rather than commitments to scientific research. Bjørn Lomborg, Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, argues that this means we are wasting large sums of money on reducing carbon emissions by only a few tonnes rather than preparing for a truly low carbon future. What are the stumbling blocks to this necessary investment? How can we encourage politicians to think differently? What incentives are necessary for...

30 Aug2011

Saving The World With Reason

Published by Forbes

Interview with Bjørn Lomborg 2011 August, in Forbes Insider What was your inspiration behind the Copenhagen Consensus? Fundamentally, I feel we all want to do good in the world, but clearly we don’t spend a whole lot of money on doing good. One salient fact related to this point is that you can actually save an average African life for about $63 dollars a year. That’s less than what most of us probably spend on a pair of jeans! So I simply set out to ask, “If we don’t do everything we can to fix all of the world’s ills, shouldn’t we at least start talking...

18 Aug2011

Lomborg's op-ed: A Dim Light on Global Warming

Published by Project Syndicate

2011-08-12 Bjørn Lomborg COPENHAGEN – Amid a growing wave of concern about climate change, many countries – including Brazil, Australia, the United States, and the members of the European Union – passed laws in the 2000’s outlawing or severely restricting access to incandescent light bulbs. The intention was understandable: if everyone in the world exchanged most light bulbs for energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), we could save 3.5% of all electricity, or 1% of our CO2 emissions. (...)...

17 Aug2011

Transatlantyk Glocal Hero Award for Bjorn Lomborg

Published by Transatlantyk

Glocal Hero Award – for the person whose work has both a local and a global impact – will go to Bjørn Lomborg, named by The Guardian as “one of 50 people who can save the planet”. Bjørn Lomborg also made an appearance at the Polish premiere of Ondi Timoner’s “Cool It” on Saturday, August 6th at Multikino 51 at 5 P.M. The documentary focuses on the facts and myths regarding global warming, introduces the audience to the scientist behind the film, which is the main event of the Transatlantyk Eco section. Bjørn Lomborg took part in the debate about...

5 Aug2011

FreedomLab video interview with Lomborg

Published by FreedomLab

Powershift videos by FreedomLab Interview with Lomborg Powershift - Update or upgrade? Lomborg is on 3:49-4:24 Vimeo-album for the entire interview series: http://vimeo.com/album/1630739 http://vimeo.com/25632835

5 Aug2011

Lomborg's Project Syndicate op-ed: Green Bootleggers and Baptists

Published by Project Syndicate

2011-07-15 Green Bootleggers and Baptists NEW YORK – In May, the United Nations’ International Panel on Climate Change made media waves with a new report on renewable energy. As in the past, the IPCC first issued a short summary; only later would it reveal all of the data. So it was left up to the IPCC’s spin-doctors to present the take-home message for journalists. (...)...

22 Jul2011

Bjorn Lomborg on CNN July 17 Sunday, GPS with Fareed Zakaria

Published by CNN

CNN, July 17 Sunday, 10am. Fareed Zakaria GPS features former White House National Economic Council Director Larry Summers, author Bjørn Lomborg, journalist Rami Khouri and Al Jazeera's Ayman Mohyeldin Lomborg is on from 31:47...

20 Jul2011

Lomborg on Australian radio show 2GB

Published by 2GB

Lomborg on Australian radio show 2GB July 20, 2011 Wednesday Length: 9:02

20 Jul2011

Lomborg article in Wall Street Journal: Time for a Smarter Approach to Global Warming

Published by Wall Street Journal

Time for a Smarter Approach to Global Warming Investing in energy R&D might work. Mandated emissions cuts won't. By BJORN LOMBORG Copenhagen, Dec 15, 2011 The saddest fact of climate change—and the chief reason we should be concerned about finding a proper response—is that the countries it will hit hardest are already among the poorest and most long-suffering. Read it online BL art 2009 Dec 15 WSJ.pdf...

11 Jul2011

Lomborg's article in The Australian: A carbon tax can't save the planet

Published by The Australian

A carbon tax can't save the planet Bjorn Lomborg From: The Australian July 11, 2011 AUSTRALIAN politicians on both sides of parliament should be applauded for seeking to respond to global warming at a time when many leaders have put this on the back burner. Unfortunately, much of the present-day focus is on cutting a tonne here or there from national carbon emissions. On Sunday, Julia Gillard announced the details of the carbon price package. (...)...

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