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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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    Could These Two Trends Save Britain?

    Jim O'Neill sees a pair of economic developments that could deliver a welcome surprise – if policymakers pay attention.
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    The Fed’s Climate Complacency

    Mark Cliffe warns that the US central bank’s approach to climate risk falls woefully short of what is needed.
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    Europe at Debt’s Door

    Hans-Werner Sinn warns that the European Commission's borrowing plans endanger the EU's stability and the single currency.
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    Stealing Russia

    Anders Åslund shows how the war is redistributing massive wealth and resources to President Vladimir Putin and his cronies.
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    Sergei Guriev on Putin, populism, Chinese repression, and more

    Sergei Guriev assesses the strength of the Russian president’s grip on power, predicts that Xi Jinping’s embrace of personalist rule will lead to policy missteps, urges the West to pursue a strategy of “adversarial engagement” toward modern dictators, and more.
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    Tipping the Scales in Myanmar’s Civil War

    Thitinan Pongsudhirak argues that, like Ukraine’s defenders, the country’s armed opposition deserves international support.
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    Educating the World’s Children of Conflict

    Jan Egeland highlights three key principles for ensuring the safety and well-being of traumatized boys and girls.
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    What’s Wrong with ChatGPT?

    Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson

    Artificial intelligence is being designed and deployed by corporate America in ways that will disempower and displace workers and degrade the consumer experience, ultimately disappointing most investors. Yet economic history shows that it does not have to be this way.

    worry that the technology will be deployed to replace, rather than empower, humans.
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    Preparing Now for the Next Health Emergencies

    Mamta Murthi urges governments to invest in resilient systems of prevention and care to soften the blow of future crises.

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