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26 Oct2010

Reuters: Bjorn Lomborg: skeptic or too much an optimist?

Published by Reuters

Sep 4, 2010 10:18 EDT Bjorn Lomborg, author of “The Skeptical Environmentalist,” used to argue that concern about climate change was overblown because there were better causes to spend money on such as curing AIDS or malaria. The Danish political scientist now says in a book coming out later this month called ”Smart Solutions to Climate Change: Comparing Costs and Benefits,” that global warming is one of the top challenges facing the world and we should spend money on trying to fix it – $100 billion a year. But true to his contrarian nature, he thinks the way the...

25 Oct2010

Lomborg in The Independent: Sceptical green urges smart billions to fight warming

Published by The Independent

Tuesday, 7 September 2010 Bjoern Lomborg, the bad boy of the climate debate who has rejected for years "alarmist" prophecies from environmentalists, stresses in a new book the need to invest billions to fight global warming. (...)...

25 Oct2010

Lomborg op-ed: What Have Climate Activists Learned?

Published by Project Syndicate

COPENHAGEN – Advocates of drastic cuts in carbon-dioxide emissions now speak a lot less than they once did about climate change. Climate campaigners changed their approach after the collapse of the Copenhagen climate-change summit last December and the revelation of mistakes in the United Nations climate panel’s work – as well as in response to growing public skepticism and declining interest. (...)...

22 Oct2010

"Cool It" movie seeks climate solutions: Lomborg

Published by Reuters

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO | Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:39pm EDT Danish "Skeptical Environmentalist" Bjorn Lomborg hopes a movie about his work will stir debate over his alternative solutions to climate change led by $100 billion a year in green technology research. He said on Tuesday that "Cool It," to be released in the United States and Canada on November 12, offered solutions after former U.S. Vice President Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" in 2006 publicized the risks of global warming. (...)...

5 Oct2010

CN: Interview with Lomborg at Xinhua

Published by Xinhua

Lower carbon emission, higher energy lifestyle possible in developing countries: Danish scientist English.news.cn 2010-09-18 14:30:03 Danish scientist Bjorn Lomborg is interviewed in Copenhagen, capital of Denmark, on Sept. 6, 2010. Although emerging economies will witness a major buildup in carbon emission in the years ahead, smarter technologies could help them mitigate the effects of global warming, Danish scientist Bjorn Lomborg said. (Xinhua/Devapriyo Das) (...)

5 Oct2010

Lomborg in Rolling Stone

Published by Rolling Stone

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29 Sep2010

Bloomberg news: Lomborg Sees No U-Turn

Published by Bloomberg News

Lomborg Sees No U-Turn in Renewable Energy, Carbon Tax Support By Gelu Sulugiuc - Sep 20, 2010 Bjoern Lomborg, the Danish social scientist known for his opposition to efforts to cut emissions, said taxing carbon dioxide and raising investments in renewable energy are the best ways to limit global warming. The author of the best-seller, “The Skeptical Environmentalist,” in a new book advocated global spending on developing renewable-energy technologies of about $100 billion a year and new carbon taxes instead of cap-and-trade programs. (...)...

22 Sep2010

Lomborg's article in Wall Street Journal: U-Turn On Global Warming? Hardly

Published by Wall Street Journal

U-Turn On Global Warming? Hardly. Being skeptical of Al Gore's solution doesn't make me a 'denier.' WALL STREET JOURNAL September 15, 2010 By Bjorn Lomborg After years of being accused of believing something I didn't believe—or, more accurately, not believing something I really did—I made headlines last month for changing my mind even though I hadn't. Confused? Imagine how I feel. It's worth explaining what happened to me because it tells us something important about why the global warming debate has produced so little in the way of results. (...)...

17 Sep2010

Lomborg's article in Forbes India

Published by Forbes

Bjorn Lomborg: Get Real, Make Green Energy Cheaper Cutting carbon emissions is not the right solution, we must seriously ramp up our commitment to green-energy development I would single out the idea that policymakers should pay more heed to economic science — and less to hyperbole and alarmism — when they are formulating solutions to the world’s biggest problems. (...)...

16 Sep2010

Lomborg's PS op-ed: Two Cheers for China’s Climate Obstruction

Published by Project Syndicate

COPENHAGEN – Since the Copenhagen climate summit’s failure, many politicians and pundits have pointed the finger at China’s leaders for blocking a binding, global carbon-mitigation treaty. But the Chinese government’s resistance was both understandable and inevitable. Rather than mustering indignation, decision-makers would do well to use this as a wake-up call: it is time to consider a smarter climate policy. China is unwilling to do anything that might curtail the economic growth that has enabled millions of Chinese to clamber out of poverty. This development can be...

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