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Polluters and Scapegoats

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Banning plastic bags won’t save the planet. Real progress will have to extend well beyond empty gestures.

In the News

Policies Should Address Global Climate Change By Incenting Innovation

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia Forbes
Friday, October 4, 2019

Amidst all of the rhetoric and dire predictions surrounding global climate change, it is easy to lose one’s perspective. But, we will not successfully minimize the risks created by global climate change without perspective.

Analysis and Commentary

David Davenport: Beware A “War” On Climate Change

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Politicians have learned that, if they don’t know how to solve a problem, they declare a war on it.

Analysis and Commentary

On Climate Change, Humanity Is Not ‘Evil’

by Bjorn Lomborgvia The Globe and Mail
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Speaking at the United Nations, 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg said that if humanity really understands the science of climate change and still fails to act, we’re “evil.” This is because climate change means “people are dying.” Helpfully, she also told us what we must do to act correctly: In a bit more than eight years, we will have exhausted our remaining allowance for carbon emissions, so we must shut down everything running on fossil fuels by 2028.

In the News

Would Giving Up Meat Really Help Save The Planet?

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia Yahoo
Thursday, September 26, 2019

With global population levels set to reach close to 10 billion people by 2050, the ecological impact of the food we eat has come under intense scrutiny. Scientists believe human food consumption is having a devastating effect on the environment due to a combination of greenhouse gas emissions, overuse of land and pollution from the increased use of fertilizers and pesticides.


How Climate Policies Hurt The Poor

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Project Syndicate
Thursday, September 26, 2019

The world is in great danger of spending scarce resources on climate policies that hurt rather than help its poorest people. Governments should instead focus on growth-enhancing measures such as trade liberalization, which provide a pathway to increased welfare and greater equality.

In the News

Who Stole Greta Thunberg's Childhood?

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia Independent Women's Forum
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

I suppose if you believe that the world is going to end before you have a chance to grow up, and all this because of greedy grown-ups, you might sound like Greta Thunberg at the United Nations yesterday. Still . . . No sixteen-year-old should sound like this.

Analysis and Commentary

Our Privileged Scolds

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Let them lead by example before they lecture the country on carbon emissions, gun ownership, and ‘white privilege.’


Michael Spence 'Not A Fan' Of Low Interest-Rate Environment

interview with Michael Spencevia Bloomberg
Friday, September 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Spence comments on zero interest rates and propping up economies.

In the News

The Left Trots Out Kids To Lecture Americans On Climate Change

quoting Niall Fergusonvia World Tribune
Thursday, September 19, 2019
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs and Select Committee on the Climate Crisis on Sept. 18 held a hearing billed as “Voices Leading the Next Generation on the Global Climate Crisis”.


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