Despite climate alarmism, our kids and grandkids will live a longer, more prosperous life, with less pollution and less poverty.


Bjorn Lomborg

Fracking, nuclear and R&D are Europe’s best energy bets

The war on Ukraine has highlighted the need to end reliance on Russian oil and gas. To achieve that ambition, we must be pragmatic and invest in sensible alternatives. Russia's invasion has exploded the narrative that renewables can give us energy independence and revealed it as nothing more than wishful thinking—especially for the European Union.

To achieve reliable power 24/7, solar and wind need backup provided by gas. Thus, the EU’s green energy policy contributes to it paying Russia more than half a billion dollars each day. This has to stop.
European leaders should look into a technology they've rejected in the past because of exaggerated fears, spread with financial help from Russia.

Read Lomborg's latest column that was published in newspapers around the world, including The Dallas Morning News (USA), Financial Post (Canada), The Australian, O Globo (Brazil), Jyllands-Posten (Denmark), Milenio (Mexico), Perfil (Argentina), Los Tiempos (Bolivia), Postimees (Estonia), Finmag (Czech Republic), The Jakarta Post (Indonesia), Business Day (South Africa), Addis Fortune (Ethiopia) and Tempi (Italy).

Lomborg also discussed reducing our reliance on Russian oil and gas in multiple interviews, including the Matters Of Policy & Politics podcast, America Reports, Fox and Friends, The John and Ken Show and Chicago's Morning Answer.

Turning down the climate change heat

The rhetoric on climate change has become ever more extreme and less moored to the actual science. Over the past 20 years, climate scientists have painstakingly increased knowledge about climate change, and we have more-reliable data than ever before. But at the same time, the rhetoric that comes from commentators and the media has become increasingly irrational.

We need to dial back on the panic, look at the science, face the economics, and address the issue rationally. How do we fix climate change, and how do we prioritize it amid the many other problems afflicting the world?

We have it within our power to make a better world. But first, we need to calm down.

National Review, a leading US news magazine, published an essay adapted from Bjorn Lomborg's book False Alarm* in its latest print edition.

How to do smart climate policy

Bjorn Lomborg recently gave a presentation on climate change at a conference in Colorado. He explained that climate change won’t be as costly or devastating as we often hear in the media, and how detrimental the cost of current green policies is in comparison. To sustainably tackle climate change, we need a new approach.

You can watch the full, hour-long presentation and Q&A here.

Net zero will make energy prices explode even more

Energy costs are climbing out of control. Though part of this is due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the world restarting after the pandemic, climate policies are increasingly driving prices up.

As countries move to net zero carbon emissions, costs will escalate much higher again. The Bank of America has found that achieving net zero will cost $150 trillion over 30 years, almost twice the combined annual GDP of every country on Earth. The annual cost of $5 trillion is more than all the world’s governments and households spend every year on education.

A new McKinsey study finds that net zero will cost a family in the US close to $20,000 every year. We need a change of direction.

Read Lomborg's op-ed for publications around the world, including New York Post, Financial Post (Canada), The Australian, Jyllands-Posten (Denmark), El Espanol (Spain), Tempi (Italy), Milenio (Mexico), El Tiempo (Colombia), La Tercera (Chile) and Portfolio (Hungary).

'False Alarm' around the world

Bjorn Lomborg's bestselling book False Alarm* will soon be available in more than a dozen languages.

Recently published translations include Spanish and German, and a Hungarian translation was released last week. Lomborg travelled to Hungary to introduce the book at one of the country's largest universities as well as its largest private educational institution.

He also talked to multiple news outlets in the country (read one report in Hungarian here).

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Lomborg on social media:

"We make grand promises and never deliver"

Empowering women is a highly effective way to help families and societies lift themselves out of poverty

EU's expensive 55% climate policy will reduce global temps by 0.004°C

Vast majority of EU 'green' energy is not solar or wind but damaging bioenergy

Cold 𝟵𝘅 deadlier than heat, killing 4.5 million people/year

More and more houses are being built in high-risk areas for wildfires

More global articles and interviews:

Atlantic piece mocked for warning of nuclear war's effects on climate change: 'Out of whack with reality'
Fox News (USA)

Why going green will cause more inflation
The Ben Shapiro Show (USA)

Interview with Denver radio
The Ross Kaminsky Show

Nur Innovationen holen uns da raus
Der Pragmaticus (Austria)

Der richtige Umgang mit dem Klimawandel
ServusTV (Austria)

A Föld megmentésének terve: egy teljesen új megközelítést kell megvizsgálnunk
Portfolio (Hungary)

When It Comes to Climate Change, Wealth Equals Adaptation
Reason (USA)

About Bjorn Lomborg and the Copenhagen Consensus 

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg researches the smartest ways to do good in 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, Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and he has worked with many hundreds of the world’s top economists, including seven Nobel Laureates.

Lomborg is a frequent commentator in print and broadcast media, for outlets including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Times of India and China Daily. His monthly columns are published in dozens of newspapers across all continents. 

The Copenhagen Consensus Center, was named Think Tank of the Year in International Affairs by Prospect Magazine. It has repeatedly been top-ranked by University of Pennsylvania in its global overview of think tanks.
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