Bjorn Lomborg

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7 Jun2013

Obejmowanie płonącego drzewa

Published by Racjonalista

2013-06-07 Wszystkich nas wychowano, byśmy oszczędzali papieru, aby uratować drzewa. Dostajemy niezliczone e-maile: „Proszę, pomyśl o środowisku przed wydrukowaniem". Ruch ochrony przyrody zaczął się od wezwania do zachowanie lasów. Teraz jednak, w imię uratowania planety przed zmianą klimatu, środowiskowcy proponują olbrzymią globalną kampanię ścinania i palenia drzew i krzewów w celu zredukowania korzystania z paliw kopalnych. Można by wzruszyć ramionami na tę inicjatywę jak na jakąś dziwaczną ironię, gdyby nie szło tu o gigantyczne koszty, które obejmują zniszczenie...

30 May2013

How to Spend $75 Billion to Fix the World

Published by Huffington Post

2013-05-29 By Bjørn Lomborg, in Huffington Post. The UN is pondering which goals to set for the next decades to advance human development and sustainability. A high-level panel including Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and UK Prime Minister David Cameron will be making their recommendations this Friday. They could get a treasure trove of ideas from some of the world's top economists. In a new book, these economists summarize humanity's smartest ideas and best investments. Given that we have very limited funds, we need to...

28 May2013

Effizienterer Klimaschutz

Published by 3 SAT

2013-05-27 Lomborg fordert Effizienz statt "Feel-Good-Politik" Der Klimawandel werde derzeit falsch bekämpft, kritisiert der Statistiker Bjørn Lomborg. "Bisherige Lösungsansätze waren wirtschaftlich nicht attraktiv." Nur mit moralischen Appellen bekomme man den Klimawandel jedoch nicht in den Griff. Er fordert, jährlich 72 Milliarden Euro in die Erforschung alternativer Energien zu stecken. "Dann werden sie in 20 bis 40 Jahren billiger sein als Öl." Das Geld könne aus Staatshaushalten oder einer Kohlendioxidsteuer kommen. "Zurzeit investieren wir nur 1,5...

24 May2013

Blaming Oklahoma tornadoes on global warming is simply wrong

Published by CNN

2013-05-23 Bjørn Lomborg was interviewed on Piers Morgan Live, CNN's primetime talk show, discussing the alleged connection between climate change and extreme weather. He also issued a statement about the claims that global warming was to blame for the Oklahoma tornadoes: Numbers show downward trend even as temperatures have increased Reacting to statements by prominent US politicians, Bjorn Lomborg today said, “Blaming global warming for natural disasters such as this week’s tornado in Oklahoma is simply wrong." Dr. Lomborg, author of The Skeptical Environmentalist and...

21 May2013

Pomýlené objímání hořícího stromu

Published by Hospodářské noviny

2013-05-21 Vychovávají nás k tomu, abychom recyklací papíru zachraňovali stromy. V e-mailech dostáváme nespočet upozornění: "Před vytištěním prosím zvažte dopad na životní prostředí." Ostatně environmentalismus se zrodil právě z výzvy k ochraně lesů. (...)...

16 May2013

Hugging a Burning Tree

Published by Project Syndicate

2013-05-05 We are all brought up to recycle paper to save trees. We get countless e-mail admonitions: “Please consider the environment before printing.” Indeed, environmentalism was born with a call to preserve the forests. But now, in the name of saving the planet from climate change, environmentalists are proposing an immense global campaign to cut down and burn trees and scrubs in order to reduce fossil-fuel use. (...)...

30 Apr2013

Smart Solutions for a Better World

Published by SOFW

Interview with Bjørn Lomborg "An approach to doing good for the world, based on cost-effectiveness considerations – for some people this means a contradiction in terms, for others it is a possible tool for shifting the switches for present and future scenarios. In every case, Bjørn Lomborg, the Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and adjunct Professor at Copenhagen Business School will give rise to lively debates with his key-note lecture in Barcelona. Interested attendees of CESIO 2013 can find some extracts of his general ideas in this interview."...

24 Apr2013

The End of the EU's Cap-and-Trade Affair

Published by Wall Street Journal

2013-04-21 For some time, a divorce has been on the horizon. For years these sweethearts have soaked up the limelight on the international stage, but the sordid reality has sunk in. On Tuesday, a vote in the European Parliament confirmed that the love affair between the European Union and its climate policy may be well and truly over. This could turn out to be very good news for the world's climate...

24 Apr2013

Earth Day's good news

Published by USA Today

2013-04-22 USA Today Year after year, we are treated to a message of environmental doom and gloom and admonitions on Earth Day. On the back of this sentiment in wealthy countries, governments have invested billions of dollars in inefficient, feel-good policies such as subsidizing solar panels and electric cars. But there are far better ways to improve environmental prospects for humanity and our planet. On Earth Day, we need more fracking, more wealth, smarter investments and fewer inefficient subsidies. Read the full commentary here

23 Apr2013

Helping The Environment Realistically

Published by KDKA 1020

2013-04-23 Robert Mangino and Matt Pitzarella host the Range Resources Marcellus Shale hour, they are joined by President of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and author Bjorn Lomborg. Talk kicked off with expanded use of natural gas, some trucking companies are buying big rigs that run on natural gas. These natural gas powered trucks run further after fill up than diesel trucks, but cost more to produce. Lomborg discussed what we can realistically do to better our environment, asking, “Where can we actually do some good?” America has the benefit of caring about our environment, as...