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Bjørn Lomborg



On anti-poverty policies

June 26, 2018 01:00 AM

In fighting poverty, we should be skeptical of silver bullets and ensure that every policy, however well intentioned, receives deep scrutiny

Do children cause global warming?

May 27, 2018 00:30 AM

One extra child means perhaps 90 years of CO2 emissions, which at worst would remain at around today’s level of about 15 tons per person annually

Sky is not falling

April 25, 2018 00:39 AM

The most serious environmental problem for humans is indoor air pollution from cooking and heating

Trade war on the poorest

March 19, 2018 00:30 AM

The real tragedy in current events is that the world is moving further from a freer, more prosperous future

Return of forgotten killer

March 1, 2018 00:29 AM

TB has quickly been forgotten in rich countries, where it is thought of as a relic from the Victorian era.

Global warming and hunger

January 21, 2018 00:19 AM

Relying on climate policies to fight hunger is doomed. Any realistic carbon cuts will be expensive and have virtually no impact on climate

The climate disease

December 25, 2017 00:30 AM

Countries should ease up on their current, inefficient climate policies and instead increase spending on green R&D

The R&D road

November 26, 2017 00:30 AM

A dollar spent on R&D has been shown to deliver some of the highest social benefits of any form of policy intervention.

Empowering girls

September 26, 2017 00:15 AM

Women in poor countries have the highest global incidence of poverty of any demographic group

Health for all

August 22, 2017 00:15 AM

An investment of US $100 per child would reduce chronic undernutrition in developing nations by 36 percent.

Malaria lessons

July 23, 2017 00:20 AM

Our goal was to identify how each dollar in aid or development money could achieve highest returns

Ending poverty

April 24, 2017 00:15 AM

The cost of eradicating poverty appears to be somewhat less than $100 billion actual dollars

Data as middle ground

April 4, 2017 00:30 AM

The cost-benefit analysis provides a vital, independent injection of data on which sound decisions can be based.

Learning from Bill Gates

February 20, 2017 00:15 AM

The success of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation suggests if we can’t fix everything at once, we should start where we can do most good

Learning from Bill Gates

February 20, 2017 00:15 AM

The success of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation suggests if we can’t fix everything at once, we should start where we can do most good

The toilet revolution

September 6, 2016 00:15 AM

Bill Gates and Indian PM Modi should be applauded for tackling a mundane but crucial subject of toilets