Bjorn Lomborg

The Skeptical Environmentalist ′Young Global Leader′ - World Economic Forum 2005.

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Bjørn Lomborg was named as One of the 100 Top Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy, both in 2010 and in 2011, as a Thought Leader by the 2011 Bloomberg New Energy and Finance Summit, and as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine.

He is an adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School and author of The Skeptical Environmentalist and Cool ItCool It challenges our understanding of the environment and global warming and suggests that statements about the strong, ominous, and immediate consequences of global warming are often wildly exaggerated. Bjorn Lomborg believes we need a stronger focus on smart solutions rather than excessive if well-intentioned efforts, and thinks we must put global warming in perspective. Lomborg is also the subject of the documentary film Cool It, released in 2012.

In his most recent work “False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet”, Bjorn Lomborg argues that climate change, while real, is not the apocalyptic threat that we have been told it is. it is. In his opinion, there is no scientific evidence, for example, that the world is experiencing more droughts, forest fires or hurricanes than ever. In fact, global death from natural disasters is at an all-time low.

In his highly informative and well-researched presentations, Lomborg challenges widely held beliefs and addresses the most serious challenges facing the world today. He systematically examines the most important global crises and offers sustainable solutions.

Bjørn Lomborg has lectured around the world and is a frequent participant in the current climate debate, with commentaries in such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, The Daily and Sunday Telegraph, The Times (London), The Australian, and The Economist. He has also appeared on CNN, BBC, CNBC, ABC, and PBS.

In May 2004, Lomborg co-founded the “Copenhagen Consensus”, bringing together some of the world’s top economists in a forum to discuss challenges facing the world. In 2008, he was named one of the world’s 75 most influential people of the twenty-first century by Esquire, one of the “50 people who could save the planet” by The Guardian, and one of the top 100 public intellectuals by Foreign Policy and Prospect magazine.

The Truth about Global Warming

Lomborg demonstrates how we're often told very one-sided and exaggerated claims about the environment and climate change, leading to unwarranted panic, instead of rationally assessing where and how we can do the most good. He argues that we need smarter solutions focused on getting long-term solutions such as cost-competitive renewables, and that many of the impacts of global warming would be better addressed through adaptation.

How to Make Your Efforts Count: Feeling Good vs. Doing Good

Lomborg energizes participants with a controversial and stimulating session on how to prioritize the world's greatest problems—global warming, world poverty, disease—based on how effective our solutions might be. It's a thought-provoking and provocative list. The premise is that we can't solve every problem in the world, so we must ask, Which ones should we fix first?

False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet.

With hurricanes battering coast lines, sea level rise threatening entire countries with extinction and wildfires raging across broad swaths of America and the planet, it is hardly surprising that countering global warming has become a top priority for the developing world. In ten years, we have gone from arguing about whether climate change is real to wagering on how soon it will actually extinguish planet Earth. David Wallace-Wells' book The Uninhabitable Earth tops bestseller lists and Greta Thunberg is an international hero. Children panic about their future, and adults wonder if it is even ethical to bring new life into the world.

Enough, argues political scientist and bestselling author Bjorn Lomborg. Climate change, while real, is not the apocalyptic threat that we've been told it is. There is no scientific evidence, for instance, that the world is suffering from more droughts, wildfires, or hurricanes than ever before. In fact, global death due the natural disaster is at an all-time low. The real problem is that with increasing affluence, more people are moving to riskier parts of the world - coastlines, areas with high wildfire risk - and building more expensive property there. So the costs of natural disasters are rising, even though their incidence isn't - contributing to the impression that the world has become a far more dangerous place.

Climate panic is based on bad science, and generates even worse policy. Around the world, we are currently spending about $500 billion annually on environmental issues and, with the many promises of zero carbon emissions soon, those costs could escalate to $10-20 trillion annually. But these policies are not paying dividends in terms of solving global warming. The Paris Agreement, for instance, is the most expensive treaty in the history of the world -- and a terrible investment in the human future, destined to return only eleven cents on the dollar.

Worse still, the money that goes to fund environmental initiatives crowds out other measures that could have a far more dramatic impact on human well-being, particularly in the developing world: by focusing on issues like immunization, education, birth control, and nutrition, we could increase GDP at a vastly higher rate than climate change threatens to lower it.

Measured and data-driven, False Alarm will convince you that almost everything you think about climate change is wrong -- and points the way towards making the world a vastly better, if slightly warmer, world for all.

False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet.

Cool IT.

Bjorn Lomborg argues that many of the elaborate and staggeringly expensive actions now being considered to meet the challenges of global warming ultimately will have little impact on the world’s temperature. He suggests that rather than focusing on ineffective solutions that will cost us trillions of dollars over the coming decades, we should be looking for smarter, more cost-effective approaches (such as massively increasing our commitment to green energy R&D) that will allow us to deal not only with climate change but also with other pressing global concerns, such as malaria and HIV/AIDS. And he considers why and how this debate has fostered an atmosphere in which dissenters are immediately demonized.

Cool IT.

The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World

This is one of the most valuable books on public policy - not merely on environmental policy - to have been written for the intelligent general reader in the past ten years.

The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World