Bjorn Lomborg

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28 Jul2014

Better nutrition fosters economic development

Published by The Pontifical Academy of Sciences

An investment of $3bn annually in better nutrition could help 100 million children in developing countries to start their lives without stunted growth. And the benefits would be delivered an entire life-time. The Pontifical Academy of Sciences brings forward the top-ranked intervention from the latest Copenhagen Consensus by devoting the entire introduction chapter for Bread and Brain, Education and Poverty to it.

27 Jul2014

Bjorn Lomborg Interviewed on The Roy Green Show

Published by The Roy Green Show

Bjorn Lomborg (Cool It!) is one of the most listened to, talked about voices on the issue of Global Warming. Dr. Lomborg joins the show today to speak to what he believes the solution to dealing with Global Warming is … and it isn’t carbon taxes in Dr. Lomborg’s view...

25 Jul2014

Smart Aid for the World's Poor

Published by Wall Street Journal

In Wall Street Journal, Matt Ridley asks how rich countries can best help poor ones and identifies five goals with great bang for the buck based on the output from Post-2015 Consensus so far.

23 Jul2014

Copenhagen’s wind plan is little more than a costly vanity project

Published by The Australian

Copenhagen wants to be the world’s first CO2-neutral city by 2025. But this initiative, however wonderful it sounds, is little more than a costly vanity project. After all, the whole accounting exercise works only if others are still using coal and gas that Copenhagen’s unpredictable wind power can replace. If the city's unrealistic assumptions fall short, the financial losses for its inhabitants will be substantial. The article was published in newspapers around the world, e.g. Economic Times (India), The Korea Times or Periódico AM (Mexico)...

16 Jul2014

Winds of Vanity

Published by Project Syndicate

Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital, wants to be the world’s first CO2-neutral city by 2025. But, as many other well-meaning cities and countries have discovered, cutting CO2 significantly is more difficult than it seems, and may require quite a bit of creative accounting...

15 Jul2014

Act on Climate Change, but Tackle Other Global Problems, Too

Published by Scientific American

Should action on the climate be just another line item in the budget? Written by Michael Shermer, the article directly references the work of Bjorn Lomborg and the Copenhagen Consensus Center. In the second edition (2014) of his book How to Spend $75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place, Bjørn Lomborg reports the findings of a study sponsored by his Copenhagen Consensus Center 2012 project in which more than 50 economists evaluated 39 proposals on how best to solve such problems as armed conflicts, natural disasters, hunger, disease, education and climate change. Climate change barely...

12 Jul2014

Gas is greenest in the short term

Published by The Australian

Global warming is a significant, long-term problem. Unfortunately, we’re tackling it with very costly, and very ineffective, feel-good solutions. Lomborg writes in The Australian that we should instead focus on cost-effective CO2 reductions like shale gas in the short term and green R&D in the long run...

26 Jun2014

Global denken, lokal bauen: Lomborg interview

Published by SWR Fernsehen

Global denken, lokal bauen Michael Hänel, Do, 26.6.2014 "Grüne Energietechnologie sei viel zu teuer, um international Akzeptanz zu finden, sagen Kritiker und fordern Grundlagenforschung. Ein deutscher Windradbauer macht vor, dass es auch anders geht. Seine Anlagen für windarme Regionen sind weltweit gefragt. Die bisherige Klimapolitik sei wirkungslos, sagt der dänische Statistiker Bjørn Lomborg..."...

25 Jun2014

Two Videos That Illuminate Energy Poverty

Published by Gates Notes

On his personal web-page, Bill Gates highlights Bjorn Lomborg's arguments: the 3 billion people living in energy poverty can’t afford today’s expensive clean energy solutions, and we can’t expect them wait for the technology to get cheaper. Gates and his team produced two videos with Bjorn Lomborg, in which he explains why fossil fuels can fight poverty and save lives...

23 Jun2014

15 Ways The World Will Be Awesome In 2050

Published by Business Insider

From Business Insider (Australia), 23 June 2014... "During the 20th century, the sharpest declined in mortality involved deaths of children under 5 years old, according to the assessment on human health from the Copenhagen Consensus on Human Challenge. "However, the pace of decline has been rapid in low and middle-income countries, especially since 1950," that report said..."...