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Bjorn Lomborg          

Political Scientist & Author of "The Skeptical Environmentalist"

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg is an academic and the author of the best-selling The Skeptical Environmentalist and Cool It. He challenges mainstream concerns about the environment and points out that we need to focus attention on the smartest solutions first. He is an adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School, and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center which brings together many of the world's top economists, including seven Nobel Laureates, to set priorities for the world. The Copenhagen Consensus Center is ranked by the University of Pennsylvania as one of the world’s "Top 25 Environmental Think Tanks." The Economist said “Copenhagen Consensus is an outstanding, visionary idea and deserves global coverage.”

Lomborg researches the smartest ways to improve the environment and the world. He is one of TIME Magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World", one of the "75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century" according to Esquire magazine, and one of the "50 People Who Could Save the Planet" according to the UK Guardian. Lomborg has repeatedly been named one of Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers.

He is an adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School and regularly works with many of the world’s top economists, including seven Nobel Laureates. His think tank, the Copenhagen Consensus Center, was ranked by the University of Pennsylvania as one of the world’s "Top 25 Environmental Think Tanks."

Lomborg is a frequent commentator in print and broadcast media, for outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, CNN, FOX and the BBC. His monthly column is published in 19 languages, in 30+ newspapers with more than 30 million readers globally.

Speech Topics


The Truth About Global Warming

Lomborg will demonstrate how we're often told very one-sided and exaggerated claims about the environment and climate change, leading to unwarranted panic, instead of rationally assessing where and how we can do the most good. He argues that we need smarter solutions focused on getting long-term solutions like cost-competitive renewables and that many of the impacts of global warming would be better addressed through adaptation.

How to Make Your Efforts Count: Feeling Good vs. Doing Good

Lomborg will energize participants with a controversial and stimulating session on how to prioritize the world's greatest problems -- global warming, world poverty, disease -- based on how effective our solutions might be. It's a thought-provoking and provocative list. The premise is that we can't solve every problem in the world, so we must ask, which ones should we fix first?

News


Organic food is great business, but a bad investment: Bjorn Lomborg

The food at your supermarket is changing. The biggest food giants are investing more in organic produce. French multinational Danone just spent $10 billion ...

Trump's climate plan might not be so bad after all - The Washington ...

Bjorn Lomborg is president and founder of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and a visiting professor at Copenhagen Business School. The election of ...

About Those Non-Disappearing Pacific Islands - WSJ

Bjorn Lomborg writes that residents are leaving the Marshall Islands, but not because of climate change. Hype and exaggeration serve no one.

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