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?

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Nov. 29 2013 9:00 AM$7 Trillion to Fight Climate Change?The EU proposes spending that much on projects that will barely reduce temperatures or lower sea levels.
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Oct. 20 2013 7:30 AMOf Course the World Is Better Now Than It Was in 1900Even with war and pollution and population increases.
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Sept. 26 2013 11:06 AMGlobal Warming: We’re Doing It WrongClimate change is real, but alarmism is leading to expensive and inefficient non-solutions.
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July 14 2013 7:00 AMThe Gas Is GreenerBritain’s shale gas can provide energy security and jobs, and it’s cheaper than offshore wind.
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April 14 2013 7:00 AMSomeday, Electric Cars Will Be GreatRight now, they are expensive, inconvenient, and not very good for the environment.
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Feb. 17 2013 7:30 AMThe Deadly Opposition to Genetically Modified FoodVitamin A deficiency has killed 8 million kids in the last 12 years. Help is finally on the way.
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Nov. 18 2012 7:00 AMPreventing the Next SandyEnvironmentalists are worrying about reducing CO2. It’s cheaper to build seawalls and protect the subways.
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Sept. 15 2012 6:30 AMA Fracking Good StoryCarbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. are at their lowest level in 20 years. It’s not because of wind or solar power.
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July 15 2012 6:30 AMThe Problem With a “Green Domestic Product”Environmentalists want a better standard to measure a nation’s wealth, but their propoal falls short.
Copenhagen Consensus 2012
May 14 2012 2:33 PMYou Have $75 Billion To Save the WorldHow would you spend it?
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May 10 2012 2:06 PMTo Educate Children, We Have To Teach Their ParentsWe can improve education in poor countries by showing parents the importance of schooling.
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May 9 2012 2:52 PMThere’s No One Perfect Fix for Climate ChangeSlate readers debate their favored solutions for the world’s biggest problems.
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May 8 2012 3:39 PMWill Producing More Food Only Add to the Population Problem?Slate readers debate solutions for solving the world’s biggest problems.
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May 7 2012 1:50 PMFamily Planning, Better Nutrition, and No More SmokingSlate readers weigh in on their favorite solutions to the world’s biggest problems.
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May 4 2012 3:28 PMIs Family Planning the Most Important Investment We Can Make?Slate readers think so.
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Oct. 30 2013 4:24 PMWhat Slate Readers Think About the Biggest Challenges Facing AmericaWe asked, you answered.
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Oct. 1 2013 5:30 AMThe 30-Year PlanWhat is the most important issue America must tackle in the next three decades?
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Aug. 25 2013 6:30 AMGreen Energy Needs to be CheaperSo let’s invest in R&D instead of subsidies.
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June 26 2013 6:30 AMThe Limits of PanicObsessing over doom-and-gloom scenarios distracts us from real global threats.
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March 17 2013 7:30 AMEarth Hour Is a Colossal Waste of Time—and EnergyPlus, it ignores how electricity has been a boon for humanity.
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Jan. 13 2013 7:30 AMPass the LinguineNewsweek fears global warming means the end of pasta. It’s just more scaremongering.
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Oct. 14 2012 6:30 AMWhen Good Intentions Go BadTwo studies—one on genetically modified corn and one on climate change—demonstrate how scare tactics can backfire.
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Aug. 17 2012 7:15 AMHow "Policy By Panic" Can Backfire for EnvironmentalistsSaying that droughts are caused by global warming leads to public distrust and disengagement when the rain starts to fall.
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June 20 2012 10:00 AMThe Folly of RioThis week’s Earth Summit will try to tackle global warming. Meanwhile, poor people are dying from air pollution and dirty water.
Copenhagen Consensus 2012
May 14 2012 1:53 PMHow Better Nutrition for Children Helps Solve Two of the World’s Biggest ProblemsA group of Nobel laureates analyze the cost-effectiveness of solutions to the world's biggest problems
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May 9 2012 3:10 PMWar Is a Long, Messy HellAnd it’s more important than ever that we try to prevent it in the first place.
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May 8 2012 3:51 PMCan You Really Make Clouds Whiter and More Reflective?Scientists are getting there, and it might be the one of the best ways to fight climate change.
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May 7 2012 2:31 PMWe Still Need To Save the Rain ForestsBiodiversity efforts are often targeted toward saving cute animals. But the real problem is disappearing forests, wetlands, and mangroves.
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May 4 2012 3:46 PMAn Ounce of Prevention ...It’s harder for poor countries to respond to natural disasters. We should help them be better prepared before hurricanes and earthquakes strike.
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May 3 2012 3:00 PMThe Thorny Issue of Population GrowthLife expectancy is up and poverty is down worldwide, even with our rapidly expanding global population. Are our fears of catastrophe overblown?




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