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Bjorn Lomborg

Bjorn Lomborg is director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and a visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School.

Twitter: @BjornLomborg

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World has far more reason for cheer than fear

It is very easy to form the view that the modern world is coming apart. We are constantly confronted with an onslaught of negativity: Frightening headlines, alarming research findings, and miserable statistics.
 
August 19, 2018

A climate cure worse than the disease

Two years after the Paris climate agreement was signed, the French capital this month again attracted the world’s great and good, who gathered for President Emmanuel Macron’s One Planet summit.

December 22, 2017

The R&D road to development

When famine strikes, governments and international donors step in with life-saving aid.

December 01, 2017

Paris is not the solution

President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the US from the Paris climate agreement leaves the US without a global warming policy. That is alarming. But the world’s response — to double down on the pact in opposition to Trump — should also cause concern.

June 16, 2017

The low cost of ending poverty

Poverty is humanity’s cruelest affliction. If you are extremely poor, you cannot afford to avoid even the easily curable diseases that cause every sixth human death.

April 21, 2017

Was 2016 the best year ever?

According to popular wisdom, 2016 was a terrible year. Horrific terror attacks struck many countries. The Syrian crisis claimed tens of thousands of lives. Turkey withstood suicide bombings and a failed coup. More than 70 countries experienced a decline in freedom.

December 28, 2016