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Bjorn Lomborg

Climate Fantasies

President Obama promotes both brilliant and useless climate policies. Read Lomborg's oped in USA Today.

The Limits to Panic

Imagine an idyllic past with no air pollution and happy farmers, and a future strangled by belching smokestacks. Reality is entirely the reverse.
Since the 70's our obsession with doom-and-gloom scenarios has distracted us from the real global threats. Poverty still accounts for at least 25% of all deaths, and the cure for poverty is more, not less economic growth.

The commentary is published in newspapers around the world, read it in seven languages on Project Syndicate.

The World's Best Option?

The vast majority of the world's people would benefit from free trade. The annual benefit could exceed $5,000 billion annually by 2020, with half going to the developing world.

The US and the EU should get farmers off subsidies and open their markets. We could help the world's poor, and help ourselves, if we just muster the courage.

FAO Reports

Food and Agriculture 2013

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization quotes Copenhagen Consensus research in their flagship annual report. Read more here.

Affordable Actions

Sun News prime time show "The Source with Ezra Levant" (Canada) featured a full one-hour show with Lomborg
Ezra Levant interviewed Lomborg on his new book, clean affordable energy and affordable solutions to solve the world’s environmental problems.

Order Now

How to Spend $75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place 
Now available in exclusive hardcover edition and Kindle on

NYC Climate Adaptation

A step in the right direction

After inaccurately blaming global warming for superstorm Sandy, Mayor Bloomberg's new focus on adaptation is the right thing to do. Much of the damage was a result of huge developments that left the city more vulnerable.
Safeguarding Manhattan against future flooding is almost entirely about adaptation -- reestablished wetlands, tidal barriers, safeguards for the subway -- and not about cutting COâ‚‚, as Lomborg explains in this video.

Meanwhile, Al Gore deplores that science can't tie tornadoes to global warming.

Money against Malnutrition

The "Nutrition for Growth” summit in London secured commitment for £2.7 billion, the top outcome from the Copenhagen Consensus. Every pound spent could do £59 worth of good.
The NGO coalition InterAction has pledged $750 million, partly on the basis of the recommendations from the Copenhagen Consensus.

In the German newspapers Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and taz, Lomborg explains how investments to combat malnutrition among children have knock-on effects throughout life - children avoid stunting, learn more in school and eventually get better paid jobs.
Also available in Spanish in El Pais and Prensa Libre.

Top Climate Think Tank

We are pleased to see Copenhagen Consensus Center on the International Center for Climate Governance list of top climate think tanks released earlier this week.
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Recommended links:

TV: How to spend $75bn
Varney&Co on FOX

UN ranking: Climate far behind other needs
Comment on My World 2015

What if an asteroid already is heading straight for us?
The Globe and Mail

UK climate bill could double electricity prices in 3 years
Comment on Telegraph

Industrial electricity cost: EU prices doubled, US constant
Comment on Economist

We are not running out of oil and gas any time soon
Comment on EIA

Interview on Climate policies
Le Figaro (in French)
Panama America (in Spanish)

About Bjorn Lomborg and the Copenhagen Consensus Center 

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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