Bjorn Lomborg

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14 Sep2012

A Fracking Good Story

Published by Project Syndicate

Sep. 13, 2012 in Project Syndicate By Bjørn Lomborg Weather conditions around the world this summer have provided ample fodder for the global warming debate. Droughts and heat waves are a harbinger of our future, carbon cuts are needed now more than ever, and yet meaningful policies have not been enacted. But, beyond this well-trodden battlefield, something amazing has happened: Carbon-dioxide emissions in the United States have dropped to their lowest level in 20 years. Estimating on the basis of data from the US Energy Information Agency (EIA) from the first five months of 2012, this year...

12 Sep2012

Food for the Wealthy, Not for the Poor

Published by New York Times

11 September, 2012 in the New York Times By Bjørn Lomborg The Stanford study showed what most academics already knew: there are few if any health benefits of organic foods. In reaction, many critics of the study emphasized their lower pesticide content, and general environmental benefits. But these points conceal much larger drawbacks.

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. (...)...