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Bjørn Lomborg

Bjørn Lomborg

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Bjørn Lomborg, a visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School, is Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center. His books include The Skeptical Environmentalist, Cool It, How to Spend $75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place, The Nobel Laureates' Guide to the Smartest Targets for the World, and, most recently, Prioritizing Development. In 2004, he was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people for his research on the smartest ways to help the world. 

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  1. Empty Gestures on Climate Change
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    Empty Gestures on Climate Change

    Dec 20, 2019 Bjørn Lomborg says environmental activists who urge people to change their daily behavior trivialize the challenge of global warming.

  2. Humans Can Survive Underwater
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    Humans Can Survive Underwater

    Nov 21, 2019 Bjørn Lomborg says alarming media stories about rising sea levels only encourage overly expensive climate policies.

  3. Why Family Planning Is a Smart Investment
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    Why Family Planning Is a Smart Investment

    Oct 21, 2019 Bjørn Lomborg urges governments and other donors to make universal access to contraception a much higher priority.

  4. How Climate Policies Hurt the Poor
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    How Climate Policies Hurt the Poor

    Sep 26, 2019 Bjørn Lomborg says governments should focus on reducing poverty rather than greenhouse-gas emissions.

  5. The Danger of Climate Doomsayers
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    The Danger of Climate Doomsayers

    Aug 19, 2019 Bjørn Lomborg argues that exaggerated fears of global warming will lead to misguided policies to tackle it.

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    The Gig Economy vs. America’s Workers

    Sandeep Vaheesan warns that proposed ballot initiatives in Massachusetts would legalize exploitative employment practices.
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    King Trump on Trial

    Richard K. Sherwin

    High-ranking Republican politicians have lately been turning up at Donald Trump’s New York City trial to demonstrate solidarity with the former president. But their attendance also serves a more alarming purpose: to validate Trump as a competing source of sovereign power, independent of the US Constitution and the rule of law.

    explains why a parade of Republican leaders have made appearances at the former president’s trial in New York.
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    Crunch Time for the Power Sector

    Michael Spence argues that developing flexible, stable, and resilient smart grids requires an expanded industrial policy.
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    The Rise of Mesoeconomics

    William H. Janeway

    A growing body of literature focusing on the domain between the microeconomic and the macroeconomic has become increasingly relevant in a world beset by supply shocks. Armed with such insights, those designing industrial policies will have a better chance of achieving their overlapping economic- and national-security goals.

    details how a long-neglected field of economic study can be applied to today's most pressing policy challenges.
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    What the AI Pessimists Are Missing

    Michael R. Strain points out that the technology will help to address many of the risks it creates.
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    The Innocent Bystanders of College Protests

    Takatoshi Ito laments that a radical minority can disrupt the lives of so many in the broader university community.
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    Only Public-Private Cooperation Can Accelerate Decarbonization

    Francesco La Camera & Bruce Douglas explain how to translate political commitments into actual wind turbines and solar panels.
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    Defining Success in Ukraine

    Richard Haass calls for a shift to a defensive posture and efforts to bring about a long-term ceasefire.
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    A Unified Western Strategy for Ukraine

    Anders Åslund proposes a maximalist approach to military aid to replace the current piecemeal injections of old weapons.

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