Buttressing all this optimism is only possible by relegating what should be our most pressing concern to a passing comment: "As an extra bonus, the higher US proportion of gas use has reduced US carbon emissions to 1992 levels." Even this cheer should be handled with care, as this interesting note explains: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/12/05/1275811/why-claims-about-reductions-of-us-carbon-dioxide-emissions-are-misleading/?mobile=nc
In my country, Ecuador, a law was recently passed. I don't know how widespread is the scheme, but seems sensible enough to be adopted everywhere. When whoever dies, he or she is a donor by default. If you have an issue with donating, you may and need to make an explicit statement saying so. Otherwise your organs can and will be used when you die. Since few people bother in making such as statement, the scheme presumably should increase the availability of organs for transplant.
Isn't this the guy that, until very recently, was denying that climate change was occurring altogether? The point he's making here is important and, presumably, right. Though how can we know since Lomborg is a compulsive denier (which is not the same than a skeptical) in almost every issue that contradicts his no-limits to growth creed.