Bjorn Lomborg

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3 Sep2012

Regeringen opgiver opgør med borgerlige debattører

Published by Politiken

Mandag 3. sept. 2012 POLITIKEN Af Kristian Klarskov Før valget ville S-SF spare 100 mio. kr. på et opgør med »borgerlige debattører« på statsstøtte. Nu er projektet opgivet. Bjørn Lomborg og en værdikommission blev de eneste ofre. Besparelse: 12 mio. kr. Endnu en af S-SF’s økonomiske finansieringskilder fra før valget er faldet til jorden med et brag. Regeringen har opgivet at finde andet end en brøkdel af det beløb, de varslede før valget i form af et opgør med »råd og nævn til borgerlige debattører«. I det daværende regeringsalternativs 2020-plan fra sidste...

30 Aug2012

Is Growth Good?

Published by Foreign Affairs

Resources, Development, and the Future of the Planet Lomborg's answer to responses written to his "Environmental Alarmism, Then and Now" article in Foreign Affairs. ENVIRONMENTALISTS DO NOT OPPOSE GROWTH Frances Beinecke In 1970, U.S. President Richard Nixon signed the Clean Air Act into law, launching one of the most successful public health and environmental programs in history. In the first decade that followed, in Los Angeles, the amount of pollution from ozone -- the main component of smog -- exceeded government health standards on 200 days each year. By 2004, that number...

28 Aug2012

Podcast: Geo-engineering: fixing climate for just US$6 billion

Published by ZDNet

By Stilgherrian for Patch Monday 27 August, 2012 Dr. Bjorn Lomborg and Dr. Casper Hewett talk about geo-engineering.

27 Aug2012

4BC radio interview with Bjorn Lomborg

Published by 4BC radio

Greg Cary speaks with Professor Bjorn Lomborg about global warming, the unnecessary panic caused and carbon tax. 24. August 2012, Australia

22 Aug2012

Датският политолог и скептичен еколог Бьорн Ломборг: Без паника за климата

Published by Capital

Capital, Bulgaria Aug 17, 2012. Бьорн Ломборг: Без паника за климата Датският политолог и скептичен еколог пред "Капитал" Bjorn Lomborg: Don't panic about the climate Danish political scientist and skeptical environmentalist to "Capital" Най-сериозните последици от климатичните промени вероятно няма да бъдат почувствани още години. Но все пак, ако сега вие трябва да планирате мерки за тяхното преодоляване, откъде бихте започнали? Има някои прости решения на предизвикателствата на климатичните промени. Да вземем например нивото на океаните. Нека си представим, че в...

22 Aug2012

Sky News TV interview with Lomborg

Published by Sky News TV Australia

Sky News TV, Australia. Aug 21, 2012. What can we learn from Australia's carbon tax? Is the Australian policy of a carbon tax, or a price of carbon, a good policy? What is the likelihood that the rest of the world will move in the same direction? Bjorn Lomborg joined Peter Van Onselen and Paul Kelly at Sky News Australian Agenda for a discussion. BL - If you ask any climate economist, they will tell you; yes, a low carbon tax is actually an academically correct argument. But it is politically incredibly divisive, and it won’t actually do very much. It is really barking up the wrong...

22 Aug2012

Business Spectator interview

Published by Business Spectator

Business Spectator - Australian business news Why the carbon tax doesn't work Robert Gottliebsen Published 21 Aug 2012 length of video: 10min:17 There is a small problem with all the efforts the world has undertaken to reduce carbon emissions – they are not working to reduce emissions to any where near the amount the carbon community believes is necessary to avoid global warming. A group of Nobel Laureates and other top experts who combined to form the Copenhagen Consensus believe that the world’s emphasis on emissions reductions via carbon pricing and similar mechanisms, is...

14 Aug2012

Like Water for Climate

Published by Project Syndicate

2012-08-14. Like Water for Climate, by Bjorn Lomborg “Everyone knows” that you should drink eight glasses of water a day. After all, this is the advice of a multitude of health writers, not to mention authorities like Britain’s National Health Service. Healthy living now means carrying water bottles with us, sipping at all times, trying to drink our daily quota to ensure that we stay hydrated and healthy. (...)...

31 Jul2012

Green Domestic Product?

Published by Project Syndicate

Green Domestic Product? July 13, 2012 Project Syndicate By Bjorn Lomborg SANTIAGO – One of the recurrent themes at the United Nations’ spectacularly unsuccessful Rio+20 summit in June was the need to change how we measure wealth. Many argue that we must abandon our “obsession” with Gross Domestic Product and develop a new “green” accounting standard to replace it. In fact, doing so could be a serious mistake. GDP is really just an account of the market value of all goods and services. This sounds like a good indicator of wealth, but, as is frequently...

16 Jul2012

Ein grünes BIP schadet dem Fortschritt

Published by Die Welt

2012-07-16 Die Idee, "grüne" Indikatoren ins BIP mit einzubeziehen, ist gefährlich. Auch wenn die grüne Buchführung sicher eine Rolle spielen kann, dürfen wir nicht zulassen, dass sie die Entwicklung blockiert...