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Bjorn Lomborg

Bjorn Lomborg

Bjorn Lomborg, author of "The Skeptical Environmentalist," is an adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School and the organizer of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, which brings together some of the world's top economists, to set priorities for the world.

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On a dead end path

The near-empty treaty that emerged from the Copenhagen climate summit shows that promising to cut carbon emissions is a dead-end strategy. There was really little more in the deal than face-saving by world leaders.

By Bjorn Lomborg | December 23, 2009; 06:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

China's promise does not withstand scrutiny

China has taken what is universally expected to happen and dressed it up as a new and ambitious policy decision.

By Bjorn Lomborg | December 2, 2009; 09:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

Blame reality

Currently, things are in a sad state of affairs, where politicians are frantically trying to find some way that they can pretend that a political agreement is a 'success' - but are also looking around for others to blame for...

By Bjorn Lomborg | November 19, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

Many examples of what not to do

Efforts to reduce emissions through cap-and-trade schemes have resulted in massive pay-offs and 'pork barrel' politics, wherever they have been introduced. Some countries -- such as Japan -- have made extraordinarily strong promises without any way of delivering. European countries that...

By Bjorn Lomborg | November 12, 2009; 04:03 PM ET | Comments (1)

Each approach has its own challenges

In theory, it makes sense for policymakers to consider letting industries offset their emissions through means like conserving tropical forests, or capturing methane. Methane is the second-biggest culprit in terms of greenhouse gases, and because it is a much shorter-lived gas...

By Bjorn Lomborg | October 26, 2009; 08:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Science is Clear... So is the Economics

Looking at the big picture, there is very little doubt. The vast majority of climate scientists tell us that increases in carbon dioxide cause higher temperatures over time. We know that this will mean changes in rainfall, melting of...

By Bjorn Lomborg | October 14, 2009; 09:17 AM ET | Comments (11)

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