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13 Apr2012

Lomborg op-ed: The Problem of Priorities

Published by Project Syndicate

Project Syndicate, Apr. 13, 2012by Bjorn Lomborg. COPENHAGEN – This decade has seen remarkable progress against humanity’s greatest challenges. Consider the declaration of victory over polio in India, which seemed impossible ten years ago. January marked one year since the country’s last reported case. Or look at the strides made against malaria: over the past decade, the number of cases has been reduced by 17%, and the number of deaths has dropped by 26%. Despite global population growth and economic crisis, absolute poverty – the proportion of people living on less...

10 Apr2012

Interview with Lomborg on BBC radio The World Tonight

Published by BBC

BBC The World Tonight http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldtonight Apr 9, 2012. Starting at 28:01 min. Reporter: Paul Moss. http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldtonight

16 Mar2012

Lomborg op-ed: Gone With the Wind

Published by Project Syndicate

COPENHAGEN – Efforts to stem global warming have nurtured a strong urge worldwide to deploy renewable energy. As a result, the use of wind turbines has increased ten-fold over the past decade, with wind power often touted as the most cost-effective green opportunity. According to Connie Hedegaard, the European Union’s commissioner for climate action, “People should believe that [wind power] is very, very cheap.” In fact, this is a highly problematic claim. (...)...

14 Mar2012

Lomborg participates in the How the Light Gets In philosophy festival

Lomborg participates in the How the Light Gets In philosophy festival on June 2, 2012 4:00pm Hay-on-Wye, Wales, UK he World in Our Hands Polly Higgins, Crispin Tickell, Nigel Lawson, Bjorn Lomborg The future of humanity is at stake. There is nothing to worry about. What is it about the debate between environmentalists and skeptics that makes it so intractable? Do we decide our position first and then only purport to argue rationally? Or is one side simply wrong? Radical lawyer and advocate Polly Higgins and eminent diplomat and government advisor Crispin Tickell face off against journalist...

8 Mar2012

Lomborg in HLN: Jane Velez Mitchell

Published by Headline News

Lomborg is on air on CNN Issues With Jane Velez Mitchell, 7pm ET on March 6. Int BL 2012-03-06 CNN Velez-Mitchell.pdf

25 Feb2012

Lomborg on the John Oakley Show

Published by 640 AM Toronto

Febr 23, 2012. Bjorn Lomborg - Danish Author - Environmental Writer and Author of "The Skeptical Environmentalist." Bjorn and John discuss the solar and wind projects in Europe. The John Oakley Show - Talk Radio AM640 John Oakley is widely considered to be one of this country's pre-eminent talk-radio hosts. Check daily for the Interview of the Day, and listen to the John Oakley Show on AM640 Toronto Radio...

25 Feb2012

Interview with Lomborg on CBC Ideas

Published by CBC

HOST: Max Allen This is a two hour series, one hour each of the nights of March 12 and March 19. If you want to hear the shows LIVE TO AIR (as they are being broadcast across Canada): Go to www.cbc.ca/ideas Look way up (right above our Host Paul Kennedy's head!) and you will see the word FREQUENCIES. Click on that and follow the links to the time zone you desire. IDEAS is broadcast at 9:05- 10 pm EST. If you want to hear the shows STREAMED: On the main page you will see the promotional copy for the shows (on both March 12 and again, on March 19). Click on the title DEMON COAL and you will...

21 Feb2012

Interview with Lomborg on Talk Radio 702 Cape Town

Published by 702 Talk Radio Cape Town

Talk Radio 702 - The Best Of Jenny Crwys Williams Talk Radio 702 - The Podcasts 2012-02-20 The sceptical environmentalist In the Going Green feature Jenny chats to international author and climate change skeptic Bjorn Lomborg. Time Magazine declared the founder of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2004 and recently Foreign Policy’s listed him in their Top 100 Global Thinkers...

16 Feb2012

Lomborg op-ed: Germany’s Sunshine Daydream

Published by Project Syndicate

2012-02-16 COPENHAGEN – One of the world’s biggest green-energy public-policy experiments is coming to a bitter end in Germany, with important lessons for policymakers elsewhere. Germany once prided itself on being the “photovoltaic world champion”, doling out generous subsidies – totaling more than $130 billion, according to research from Germany’s Ruhr University – to citizens to invest in solar energy. But now the German government is vowing to cut the subsidies sooner than planned, and to phase out support over the next five years. What went wrong...

13 Feb2012

Lomborg's article in NATO review: Climate, disease and food - a lot still to do

Published by NATO Review

NATO Review » 2012 security predictions » Climate, disease and food - a lot still to do. Climate, disease and food - a lot still to do In 2012, the issue that we make the least progress on – but lament at length about – will remain global warming. Campaigners will continue to use doomsday language to try to hustle for faster action. Climate change negotiators will continue to dress up their failures as victories. Read it online Art BL 2012-02 NATO Review.pdf...

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