Bjorn Lomborg

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10 Nov2021

A Reasonable Alternative to COP26 and Preaching Climate Doom

Published by Wall Street Journal

Politicians at the Glasgow climate conference seem to be competing to come up with the most outrageously dire forecast. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called global warming “a doomsday device,” while United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said that humans are “killing ourselves with carbon.” They both get points for alliteration,...

7 Nov2021

Climate related disasters killing less people

Published by Sky News

Copenhagen Consensus Centre President Bjorn Lomborg says there are constantly climate catastrophes and it’s very easy to claim them as global warming. “Global warming is real and it’s very likely that it does have an impact, but what you need to recognise is that because we are richer and more resilient we’ve dramatically drove down the number of people that die from climate-related disasters,” Mr Lomborg told Sky News Australia.

5 Nov2021

World Leaders Need To Unleash Green Innovation At COP26

Published by Forbes

In their bids to showcase climate leadership at the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow (COP26), leaders of rich nations are once again talking of ambitious carbon reduction targets. President Biden, for example, has reaffirmed his goal of creating “a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 and net zero emissions economy by no later than 2050.”

3 Nov2021

Bjorn Lomborg: 'Young people are terrified of climate change but this is not the end of the world'

Published by talkRADIO

Campaigners have warned that net zero pledges made at COP26 are "doomed to fail" without regulation. But environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg tells Julia Hartley Brewer: "Young people are terrified but It's important to tell them there is less chance of them dying. This is not the end of the world." He also warns that world leaders at COP26 are trying to "force" net zero targets that will be "incredibly costly and politically impossible."

3 Nov2021

We’re Safer From Climate Disasters Than Ever Before

Published by Wall Street Journal

Activists constantly talk about the existential threat climate change poses and the deaths natural disasters inflict—but they never quite manage to total up these deaths. One reason is that it’s easier to bend the data about disaster frequency than to bend death statistics. Death tolls tell a very clear story: People are safer from climate-related disasters than ever before.

2 Nov2021

Climate change is not an ‘existential threat’

Published by The Washington Post

At the Glasgow climate conference, President Biden declared climate change an “existential threat to human existence as we know it.” No, it’s not. Climate change is not a meteor hurtling toward Earth to destroy humanity. Rather, it is a chronic, manageable condition humanity can live with. So argues Bjorn Lomborg, author of the book “False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet.”

2 Nov2021

World leaders push doomsday rhetoric around climate change

Published by America's Newsroom

Bjorn Lomborg interview with Sandra Smith on America's Newsroom. Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, emphasizes the need for smart, not fear-driven solutions to address climate change.

2 Nov2021

Bjorn Lomborg: 7 myths about climate change

Published by UnHerd

As the COP26 summit meets over the next couple of weeks in Glasgow, we can all expect to be bombarded with disaster scenarios, replete with stories about our species’ imminent demise. Over the last couple of days, we have had Boris Johnson warning that it is “one minute to midnight” and Prince Charles claiming that this is “literally our last chance saloon”. And of course, Greta Thunberg has already made a few appearances of her own, accusing politicians of “pretending to take our future seriously” and saying that COP26 will “lead us nowhere”.

1 Nov2021

Bjorn Lomborg - Adam Carolla Show 11/1/21

Published by Adam Carolla Show

Author Bjorn Lomborg returns to the show to talk about the current state of Sweden’s COVID tactics and the media’s response. The two also chat about world leaders failing to attack climate change issues. Additionally, they go over various energy options including nuclear, wind, and solar. Lastly, Adam asks if Bjorn has noticed a shift in the way society has accepted his thoughts on these issues.

1 Nov2021

Glasgow climate summit is an elite farce — innovation is the solution

Published by New York Post

At the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow (COP26), President Biden is projecting the image of a climate trailblazer: “The United States is not only back at the table, but hopefully leading by the power of our example.”