Bjorn Lomborg

Visiting Fellow
Biography: 

Bjorn Lomborg is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. 

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg is president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and visiting professor at Copenhagen Business School. His numerous 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: 2016–2030, and Prioritizing Development: A Cost Benefit Analysis of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals

The Copenhagen Consensus Center is a think tank that researches the smartest solutions for the world's biggest problems, advising policy makers and philanthropists how to spend their money most effectively. It brings together many of the world’s top economists, including seven Nobel laureates, to set priorities both at a global and a country or state level. It is the winner of Prospect magazine’s 2016 Think Tank of the Year award in the International Affairs category for think tanks based in the United States. The center’s work was commended by the judges as being “truly innovative and global in its scope.” In the 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, Copenhagen Consensus was once again acknowledged for having launched one of the top 20 advocacy campaigns anywhere in the world, for the sixth year running. The Economist said: “Copenhagen Consensus is an outstanding, visionary idea and deserves global coverage.”

For this work, Lomborg was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. In 2011 and 2012, Lomborg was named among the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy “for looking more right than ever on the politics of climate change.” In 2008 he was named “one of the 50 people who could save the planet” by the UK Guardian. In 2005 and 2008, Foreign Policy and Prospect magazine called him "one of the top 100 public intellectuals,” and in 2008 Esquire named him “one of the world’s 75 most influential people of the 21st century.”

Lomborg is a frequent participant in public debates on policy issues. His analysis and commentaries appear regularly in such prestigious publications as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Economist, Foreign Affairs, the Atlantic, Forbes, the Globe and Mail, theGuardian, the Telegraph, the Sunday Times, the Australian, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, and Der Spiegel.

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Analysis and Commentary

Climate Change Calls for Adaptation, Not Panic

by Bjorn Lomborgvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, October 21, 2021

[Subscription Required] Catastrophic scenarios presuppose people will do nothing to adjust to differences in the weather.

Green Screens

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

Environmentalists see the future as either apocalypse or utopia. We need to address the climate, but hyperbole of any stripe only gets in the way.

In the News

Getting Beyond Global Warming Alarmism To Find Real Solutions

featuring Bjorn Lomborgvia The Federalist
Friday, October 8, 2021

Bjorn Lomborg's 'False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails To Fix the Planet,' tears apart the facile reasons driving climate alarmism and proposes smarter solutions.

Featured

Climate Change Barely Affects Poverty

by Bjorn Lomborgvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, October 7, 2021

[Subscription required] Growth-oriented policy does much more for to prevent malnutrition deaths.

Analysis and Commentary

Want To Lock Down For The Climate?

by Bjorn Lomborgvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, September 30, 2021

[Subscription required] Hitting environmentalists’ emission timetables would take far more than even what the pandemic forced.

Analysis and Commentary

Even With Climate Change, The World Isn’t Doomed

by Bjorn Lomborgvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, September 23, 2021

[Subscription Required] Humanity has overcome far greater problems before and can do so again.

Interviews

Bjorn Lomborg: Op-Ed Argues Climate Change Saves More Lives

interview with Bjorn Lomborgvia Fox News
Friday, September 17, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Bjorn Lomborg challenges the study that shows more people die from heat than cold each year. Lomborg explains more people die from cold than heat and that cheap energy will help solve some of our problems but we need innovation too.

Analysis and Commentary

Climate Change Saves More Lives Than You’d Think

by Bjorn Lomborgvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, September 16, 2021

[Subscription Required] Eight times as many people die from cold as heat, and the fix for both is access to cheap fuel.

Featured

Hurricane Ida Isn’t The Whole Story On Climate

by Bjorn Lomborgvia The Washington Journal
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

[Subscription Required] The number of landfall hurricanes isn’t rising and the world is getting better at mitigating their destruction.

Analysis and Commentary

Hurricane Ida Isn’t The Whole Story On Climate

by Bjorn Lomborgvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, September 3, 2021

[Subscription Required] The number of landfall hurricanes isn’t rising and the world is getting better at mitigating their destruction.

 

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