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18 May2011

Lomborg on Fox Happening Now

Published by Fox News

FoxNewsInsider, Apr 21, 2011 Earth Day: Author Bjorn Lomborg on Whether We're 'Saving the World ... Or Just Burning Money' One day ahead of Earth Day, 'Skeptical Environmentalist' author Bjorn Lomborg stopped by to talk about what's worth it and what's not when it comes to actually changing the environment...

5 May2011

Lomborg radio interview on 89.3 KPCC

Published by KPCC radio

Patt Morrison for May 5, 2011 Has Bjorn Lomborg—the poster child of environmental skeptics—changed his climate? Bjorn Lomborg, Danish environmental academic, infuriated scientists around the world when he published The Skeptical Environmentalist in 2001. The book claimed that overpopulation, destruction of resources, and global warming are not imminent problems. It would be a waste of time, Lomborg wrote, and even detrimental, if countries focused on environmental problems like global warming instead of on bigger problems such as worldwide poverty and disease. (...)...

29 Apr2011

Lomborg's article in Washington Post

Published by Washington Post

Washington Post Opinions Hold the accolades on China’s ‘green leap forward’ By Bjorn Lomborg, Published: April 21, 2011 As the world’s factory floor, China is not an obvious environmental leader. It is beleaguered by severe pollution and generates more carbon emissions than any other nation. Yet many have trumpeted it as an emerging “green giant” for its non-carbon-based energy production and its aggressive promises to cut carbon emissions. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman described China’s “green leap forward” as “the most...

24 Apr2011

Lomborg on Dylan Ratigan Show on Earth Day

Published by MSNBC

Climate debate driven by fear? The self-described skeptical environmentalist, Bjorn Lomborg, joins the Dylan Ratigan Show on Earth Day to discuss global warming, the fear-based rhetoric, and whether China is actually beating the U.S. in the clean energy race.

18 Apr2011

Lomborg's op-ed in The Daily: Some serious green

Published by The Daily

Some serious green Investment in wind and solar power will cost more than they’re worth By Bjorn Lomborg Saturday, April 16, 2011 President Obama has thrown his weight behind alternative energy sources, including wind and solar power. At a wind-turbine factory last week, he declared, “This is the future of American energy.” Like other politicians around the globe, Obama justifies the push for alternative energy investment by promising green jobs and greater energy security. But while green jobs and reduced reliance on foreign oil are important goals, they will be poorly...

7 Apr2011

Lomborg at The Guardian Hay Festival – May 30, 2011

Hay Festival – May 26-June 5, 2011 May 30, 2:30pm Bjorn Lomborg talks to Rosie Boycott http://www.hayfestival.com/p-3512-bjorn-lomborg-talks-to-rosie-boycott.aspx May 30, 8:30pm Bjorn Lomborg Cool it Screening http://www.hayfestival.com/p-3528-bjorn-lomborg.aspx Hay Festival is a gathering in the staggering beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Writers, comedians and musicians that have the capacity to change our lives, to share new visions of the world, and to do that incredibly sexy thing – to renew our sense of wonder. Among the May 2011 headline guests will be Afro Celt...

7 Apr2011

Lomborg on CNN In the Arena

Published by CNN

Expert: Fossil fuels kill more people Bjorn Lomborg, revolutionary thinker and writer, says closing nuclear plants in the wake of a huge tsunami in Japan will actually cause more deaths.

29 Mar2011

Lomborg at BRISTOL Festival of Ideas, May 31

Bjørn Lomborg Putting Global Warming in Perspective 31 May 2011, 18.30-20.30 At Bristol Bjørn Lomborg believes that global warming is real, man-made and will have a serious impact on humans and the environment toward the end of thiscentury. In a range of books (including The Skeptical Environmentalist and Cool It), articles and now a film, Lomborg argues that we need to look at the costs and benefits of the proposed measures. He demonstrates that drastic, here-and-now measures are the worst way to spend money as climate change is a 100-year problem that cannot be fixed in ten years. Instead...

23 Mar2011

Lomborg's participation in the Milken Conference, May 2-4, 2011

MILKEN Institute Global Conference, Los Angeles Slowing Climate Change: Plan B Panel Detail: Monday, May 2, 2011 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Economists across the political spectrum have long argued that the least costly, least intrusive way to contain greenhouse gases is to charge emitters for the privilege and let the market decide how to cut back. But market-friendly fixes have been rejected by the rapidly growing economies of the developing world and are off the political agenda in the United States. This panel will weigh the prospects for non-market initiatives to contain emissions –...

23 Mar2011

Lomborg's op-ed: A Race to Hunger

Published by Project Syndicate

2011-03-10 A Race to Hunger SYDNEY – Spectators at February’s Daytona 500 in Florida were handed green flags to wave in celebration of the news that the race’s stock cars now use gasoline with 15% corn-based ethanol. It was the start of a season-long television marketing campaign to sell the merits of biofuel to Americans. (...)...

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