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23 Jun2014

Lomborg in Forbes: Fracking could free Europe from Putin

Published by Forbes

Fracking could free Europe from Putin by Bjorn Lomborg, 23 June 2014 NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen recently announced that the Russian intelligence service was covertly funding European environmental NGOs to support their campaign against fracking. The former Danish Prime Minister stated that he had “met allies who can report that Russia, as part of their sophisticated information and disinformation operations, engaged actively with so-called non-governmental organizations – environmental organizations working against shale gas – to maintain European...

18 Jun2014

The Environment of Poverty

Published by The Economic Times

COPENHAGEN – Despite gains in life expectancy, expanded access to education, and lower rates of poverty and hunger, the world has a long way to go to improve the quality of people’s lives. Almost a billion people still go to bed hungry, 1.2 billion live in extreme poverty, 2.6 billion lack access to clean drinking water and sanitation, and almost three billion burn harmful materials inside their homes to keep warm. Each year, ten million people die from infectious diseases like malaria, HIV, and tuberculosis, along with pneumonia and diarrhea. Lack of water and sanitation is...

3 Jun2014

Lomborg on fixing the world's greatest challenges at Reason Foundation

Published by Reason Foundation

How do we best spend our scarce resources to do good in the world? In his talk to Reason Foundation, Lomborg takes you though how to prioritize the solutions to some of the world's greatest problems. The talk is based on this new, second edition of Lomborg's book How to Spend $75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place, available on amazon.com ...

26 May2014

Affaldsstrategi hører til i skraldespanden

Published by Berglinske

Miljøministeriet har opfordret alle danskere til at komme med ”ideer til en ny strategi om at forebygge affald” og har i den forbindelse lanceret websitet http://forebygaffald.dk/. Det lykkedes at indsamle 239 ideer inden deadline d. 1. maj kl. 10.00 og nu venter vi spændt på resultatet...

20 May2014

Setting the Right Global Goals

Published by Economic Times/Times of India

COPENHAGEN – The world has generally become a much better place during the last half-century. Skeptics will scoff at the idea of overall improvement, but the numbers don’t lie. The task we face now is to make the world even better. There are many reasons for this progress – not the least being rapid economic development, especially in China. But there has also been a concerted international effort, reflected in the Millennium Development Goals, which the United Nations adopted in 2000 to make the world a better place by 2015. The MDGs set 18 sharp and mostly achievable...

7 May2014

Lomborg discusses the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals in the New York Times

Published by New York Times

At the U.N., a Free-for-All on Setting Global Goals MAY 6, 2014 by Eduardo Porter "There are, of course, better and worse ideas. Bjorn Lomborg of the Copenhagen Consensus, who achieved renown by arguing that current efforts to cut carbon emissions to slow climate change cost too much and deliver too little, argues that many of the new targets also fail the test. He has been making the rounds among diplomats, showing them the results of cost-benefit analyses of some of the ideas on the table..."

5 May2014

The Right Health Investments

Published by The Korea Times

COPENHAGEN ― West Africa's Ebola epidemic has dominated headlines for much of the last year. But, as devastating as that outbreak has been, its death toll of less than 20,000 people is dwarfed by that of preventable diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, which together caused more than three million deaths in 2013, hitting the world's poorest people the hardest. This need not be the case; indeed, addressing these diseases would be an extraordinarily good investment.

4 May2014

Lomborg on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry's show

Published by MSNBC

A problem, not armageddon Media around the world asked Bjorn Lomborg to comment on the latest IPCC reports.On MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry, Bjorn Lomborg discussed the effects of climate change on hunger , why we don't need to fear a global food shortage , and what will really help the poor adapting to a changing climate. You can watch the video by clicking on the MSNBC logo to the right...

23 Apr2014

The Right Health Investments

Published by Project Syndicate

COPENHAGEN – West Africa’s Ebola epidemic has dominated headlines for much of the last year. But, as devastating as that outbreak has been, its death toll of less than 20,000 people is dwarfed by that of preventable diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, which together caused more than three million deaths in 2013, hitting the world’s poorest people the hardest. This need not be the case; indeed, addressing these diseases would be an extraordinarily good investment.

17 Apr2014

Global Warming’s Upside-Down Narrative

Published by Project Syndicate

NEW YORK – When politicians around the world tell the story of global warming, they cast it as humanity’s greatest challenge. But they also promise that it is a challenge that they can meet at low cost, while improving the world in countless other ways. We now know that is nonsense. CommentsView/Create comment on this paragraphPolitical heavyweights from US Secretary of State John Kerry to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon call climate change “the greatest challenge of our generation.” If we fail to address it, Kerry says, the costs will be “catastrophic.”...

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