Bjorn Lomborg

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16 Jan2009

Lomborg will participate in the IQ2US debate on Jan 13 2009

Published by Intelligence Squared US

Intelligence Squared US debate series: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 Major reductions in carbon emissions are not worth the money Moderator: John Donvan Speaking for the motion: Bjorn Lomborg, Philip Stott and Peter Huber Speaking against the motion: L. Hunter Lovins, Oliver Tickell and Adam Werbach THIS EVENT WILL BE RECORDED FOR BBC WORLD NEWS. Panelists for the motion Bjorn Lomborg is the author of the bestsellers Cool It and The Skeptical Environmentalist. He was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2004, one of the "50 people who could save the...

16 Jan2009

Vote results of the IQ2US debate

Published by IQ2US

Major reductions in carbon emissions are not worth the money - was the topic of the latest Intelligence Squared US debate (Jan 13). Bjorn Lomborg, Peter Huber and Philip Stott spoke for the motion. Though they started out with 16% for their proposal and 49% against ("major reductions in carbon emissions are not worth the money"), they ended with 42% for, 48% against - see attached chart. If you go to the website, click on past debates/downloads, and you can find there the full transcript of the debate and images, and from Jan 21 also the audio record.

23 Dec2008

What Polar Bears Can Teach Us

Published by Jewcy Magazine

Lomborg's article in Jewcy Magazine, Apr 22, 2008. What Polar Bears Can Teach Us About the Environment (Hint: It's Not What You Think) The threat of man-made climate change looms larger than any other problem facing the planet, so it's no wonder that the discussion about global warming has turned into a kind of choreographed screaming that drowns out the facts. Science unequivocally tells us that climate change is real and caused by man, but predictions of destruction on an epic scale don't stack up. Consider the plight of the polar bear - a pin-up ‘victim' of global...

23 Dec2008

Lomborg in the Daily Mail UK

Published by The Daily Mail

Lomborg's thoughts appear in the article Cash-strapped families face £1,000-a-year bill to help Government beat climate change (as if we didn't have enough problems); on the UK Government's decision to set a 80% cut in carbon emissions by 2050. The Government's climate change committee estimates this will cost 1-2 % of the GDP. At current values this is £24 billion - or £1,200 per household.

23 Dec2008

How to Think About the World's Problems

Published by Wall Street Journal

by Bjorn Lomborg, WSJ May 22, 2008 The pain caused by the global food crisis has led many people to belatedly realize that we have prioritized growing crops to feed cars instead of people. That is only a small part of the real problem... Read it online BL May 22 2008 WSJ How to Think About.pdf

23 Dec2008

The trillion dollar band-aid

Published by The Guardian

Björn Lomborg, Monday 15 September 2008 Solving climate change will be the most expensive public policy decision ever. Half-baked thinking won't fix it now. One commonly repeated argument for doing something about climate change sounds compelling, but turns out to be almost fraudulent. It is based on comparing the cost of action with the cost of inaction, and almost every major politician in the world uses it. (...)

23 Dec2008

SMART IDEAS: Eat your vitamins - A very Canadian way to solve a world problem

Published by CBC Television

CBC news, Thursday, August 14, 2008 If Bill Gates, say, offered you $10 billion to solve the big problems of the world, what would you spend it on? Counterterrorism? Global warming? World hunger? What about on the three great plagues of the modern era: HIV, malaria, TB? Where do you think you would get the most bang for your buck? These are exactly the questions a think-tank called the Copenhagen Consensus has been asking, on three occasions now, over the past four years, with the support of such influential publications as The Economist magazine and, this year, the Wall Street Journal...

22 Dec2008

Setting climate change targets will not save the world, warns Bjorn Lomborg

Published by The Telegraph

Setting new targets on reducing carbon emissions will do nothing to save the world from global warming, a leading environmentalist has warned as ministers meet at a landmark climate change conference. By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent 10 Dec 2008

17 Dec2008

Lomborg and the Copenhagen Consensus in Central America-2

Published by Estrategia & Negocios

The article "Metodología de Trabajo: Primer Diálogo Intersectorial Centroamericano" has been published in the E and N magazine on Oct 7 2008. BL Oct 7 2008 E-N Metodologia de Trabajo.pdf

17 Dec2008

Cambridge Programme for Industry interview

Published by Cambridge Programme for Industry

by Wayne Visser on behalf of Cambridge Programme for Industry for the Cambridge Top 50 Sustainability Books project, 26 August 2008 WV: So if you're ready I'll kick off with a question. It's really just a reflective this on what brought you to write the book in the first place and how has it been received since. BL Yes. Well obviously... Well not obviously, but I came from a background as I think many or even most from the western world of deep concern for the environment and a pretty general sort of background understanding of the world being in peril and certainly headed the...