Bjorn Lomborg

Good & Bad News from Paris Climate Summit

The good news is the Gates-led green energy innovation fund. This is only a start, but it's a game-changer. It has been long-advocated by Lomborg and Copenhagen Consensus, as Bloomberg notes in 'What Bill Gates shares with the Skeptical Environmentalist'. Here's Lomborg's own take, written in Paris. 

In his syndicated column 'A Climate Agreement Powered by Hypocrisy', Lomborg outlines the bad news:
  • The Paris Treaty is the costliest treaty in history,
  • It will do very little to temperature rises.
Lomborg makes the case against the Paris Treaty in 'The Trillion Pound Bill' in the Mail on Sunday.
And on December 1, Lomborg provided testimony from Paris to the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology hearing on the climate negotiations.

Paris Reported by Lomborg

Lomborg was in Paris for for the Climate Summit, writing 14 daily updates that were published by media in four languages in 20+ countries, from the Economic Times - Times of India and China Daily to Daily News Egypt and El Periodico of Guatemala. Here are five of the updates: Read all 14 of Lomborg's updates at Forbes (English).

And make sure you follow Lomborg on LinkedIn to get the latest.

What Would You Do with the Facebook Billions?

In 'Mark Zuckerberg's billion-dollar chance to change the world' for The Telegraph (UK), Lomborg uses Copenhagen Consensus research to identify exactly how the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative can achieve the most good for the future.
Also published in Spanish language in La Tercera (Chile).

Watch: Lomborg's Lecture

With 750,000 views, Lomborg here asks whether climate change is our biggest problem. Watch the answer in this TED-style lecture from Prager U.

Other recent op-eds:

COP21 climate talks: Wasting trillions on carbon curbs is immoral
Financial Times

Climate aid is a poor response to global challenges
Sydney Morning Herald

Klimaaftalen koster 7000 mia Ã¥rligt
Borsen (Danish)

Un acuerdo climático impulsado por la hipocresía
El Tiempo (Colombia)

El costo real del acuerdo climático de París
Forbes Mexico (Spanish)

Mamy Traktat – ale jakim kosztem?
Listy z naszego sadu (Polish)

Some recent global coverage:

In Paris, Managing Humanity’s Relationship with Earth’s Climate Becomes Normal
New York Times - USA

Paris climate agreement won't be enough: Lomborg
Audio interview
SBS - Australia

Politicos no deben hacer promesas
Audio interview (Spanish and English)
La W Radio - Colombia

Gates, fellow billionaires look to plow $2 billion into clean energy initiatives
Article (English)
Japan Times - Japan

Světový boj proti klimatu stojí moc peněz a efekt je skoro nulový, říká dánský ekolog
Article (Czech)
Hospodářské noviny - Czech Republic

Hevder verdens klimaløfter vil redusere oppvarmingen med kun 0,05 grader
Article (Norwegian)
Nettavisen - Norway

Szczyt klimatyczny w Paryżu. Ekspert: niewielki wpływ na klimat
Article (Polish) - Poland

Ideas que inspiran. Bjorn Lomborg: "Si tuvieras 50 mil millones para salvar el planeta, ¿por dónde empezarías?
Article (Spanish)
La Nacion - Argentina

About Bjorn Lomborg and the Copenhagen Consensus 

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg researches the smartest ways to improve the environment and the world, and has repeatedly been named one of Foreign Policy’s top 100 public intellectuals.

He is the author of several best-selling books, an adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School and regularly works with many of the world’s top economists, including seven Nobel Laureates. 
His think tank, the Copenhagen Consensus Center was ranked by the University of Pennsylvania as one of the world’s "Top 25 Environmental Think Tanks".

Lomborg is frequent commentator in print and broadcast media, for outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, CNN, FOX, and the BBC. His monthly column is published in 19 languages, in 30+ newspapers with more than 30 million readers globally.
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