Bjørn Lomborg

Bjørn Lomborg is an adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School and directs the Copenhagen Consensus Center. He is the author of The Skeptical Environmentalist, Cool It, and most recently How Much Have Global Problems Cost the World?

Copenhagen Consensus 2012
May 3 2012 1:28 PMYour Priorities for Fixing Hunger, Disease, and SanitationSlate readers choose their favorite solutions for the world’s biggest problems.
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May 2 2012 12:44 PMTobacco Taxes, Micronutrients, and Better ImmunizationsSlate readers choose their favorite solutions for the world’s biggest problems.
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May 1 2012 12:34 PMDo We Really Need To Reduce Salt Consumption?Slate readers debate the Copenhagen Consensus priorities for fighting chronic disease.
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April 30 2012 2:25 PMYour Priorities for Fixing HungerSlate readers respond to the Copenhagen Consensus ideas to solve malnutrition.
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April 26 2012 7:22 AMBig Problems, Big SolutionsBjørn Lomborg has a group of Nobel laureates working to solve climate change, war, hunger, and more. And he wants to know what you think.
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Feb. 18 2012 7:30 AMGoodnight SunshineGermany is cutting solar-power subsidies because they are expensive and inefficient. 
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Dec. 15 2011 4:29 PMGoing to ExtremesHow activists and the media distort climate reports to make global warming sound scarier than it is.
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Oct. 14 2011 1:24 PMThe Five Best Ways to Fight AIDSWhat happened when we asked economists to identify the most effective responses to the epidemic.
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Aug. 17 2011 1:38 PMA Dim Bulb of an IdeaBanning incandescent light bulbs isn't the smartest way to tackle global warming.
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June 14 2011 1:51 PMHow To Fix the Millennium Development Goals The United Nations' do-gooding plan doesn't help enough people. Here's the logical way to improve it.
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April 13 2011 5:47 PMYes, NukesThe tragedy in Japan shouldn't cause us to abandon nuclear power.
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Feb. 13 2011 6:46 AMGreen Smoke ScreenSupporters of "green energy" like to say it will create more jobs. They're wrong.
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Dec. 10 2010 3:52 PMGo Ahead and GuzzleFace it: There's not much any one person can do about climate change.
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May 2 2012 1:08 PMDeveloping the Smartphone of ToiletsMore than 2.5 billion lack basic sanitation. We can fix that.
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May 1 2012 12:58 PMMalaria Is Making a ComebackBut making sure new drugs are affordable for poor countries is still a cheap way to save hundreds of thousands of children.
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April 30 2012 2:42 PMThe High Cost of Heart Disease and CancerMalaria, AIDS, and tuberculosis get all the attention in the developing world. But chronic diseases kill more people.
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April 27 2012 6:00 AMHow To Get Food on Every TableWe have enough food to feed everyone. But we need to produce even more. Here’s why.
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March 21 2012 5:18 PMWind FallsWind power is too costly, inefficient, and won't stop climate change.
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Jan. 13 2012 10:37 AMSo Much Hot AirNegotiators achieved yet another hollow “breakthrough” in the latest round of climate talks.
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Nov. 14 2011 4:12 PMEmpty Green PromisesWhy government attempts to encourage a “green economy” are almost always a bad idea.
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Sept. 15 2011 12:29 PMA Better, Cheaper Way To Fight HIVBjørn Lomborg's new Copenhagen Consensus project to identify the most cost-effective ways to battle the disease.
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July 15 2011 12:25 PMUnholy Green AllianceBeware of activists and businesses agreeing on solutions to climate change.
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May 19 2011 10:11 AMThe Myth of "Energy Security"It's become a synonym for lazy, expensive policies that don't cut oil imports or reduce climate change.
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March 10 2011 3:36 PMThe Ethanol CatastropheBiofuels aggravate global warming and cause hunger. Why won't the U.S. stop subsidizing them?
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Jan. 13 2011 3:24 PMThe Best Dollar You Will Ever SpendNobel laureates have figured out the eight investments that will help the planet most. No. 1: micronutrients.
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Nov. 11 2010 2:39 PMCooler Heads PrevailThere are signs that the debate about climate change is becoming more reasonable.



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Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.

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The Eye

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Medical Examiner

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  News & Politics
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Business Insider
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  Double X
The XX Factor
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  Slate Plus
Tv Club
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Future Tense
Sept. 21 2014 11:38 PM “Welcome to the War of Tomorrow” How Futurama’s writers depicted asymmetrical warfare.
  Health & Science
The Good Word
Sept. 21 2014 11:44 PM Does This Name Make Me Sound High-Fat? Why it just seems so right to call a cracker “Cheez-It.”
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.