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Author of 'Cool It' and 'Skeptical Environmentalist', director of the Copenhagen Consensus think tank

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Joined Twitter 12/10/09


Switching from coal to gas for power generation is the most realistic way to cut carbon dioxide emissions to tackle… https://t.co/hxflKElJCPClimate campaigners haven't grown tired of quoting an @IMFNews report that claims the fossil fuel industry received… https://t.co/Z1XRh2VocZThis is a great study by @tado. UK homes are losing heat up to three times faster than European neighbours.… https://t.co/GhQxYiQ0qX
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgGreat news! @Copenhagen_CC was once again acknowledged for having launched one of the top-20 advocacy campaigns any… https://t.co/Q9GSGmWHYGStoves and open fires are indeed a major source of particulates. https://t.co/srVfCMXqu9
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgScenes of devastation from Australia’s bushfires have been heart-breaking. How do we stop this suffering? Find th… https://t.co/NFBFZLrVoO
2/21
2020
In panic, world leaders have committed to wildly expensive but largely ineffective policies that hamper growth and… https://t.co/PUfDahtBqJPreorders are now open for my new book False Alarm! False Alarm will convince you that everything you think about… https://t.co/jpAX1UuMUa
2/20
2020
Preorders are now open for my new book False Alarm! False Alarm will convince you that everything you think about… https://t.co/Lhw0jPYELp
2/19
2020
Emissions are declining thanks to nuclear energy & natural gas, and yet those who are most alarmist about climate c… https://t.co/LjtJthLVRB
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgThank you Mat for posting this important thread. The replies from defenders of SkS are an interesting example of se… https://t.co/aoG3Cm4VtX
Retweeted by Bjorn Lomborg#extinctionporn https://t.co/rJ7GfvNYpr
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgCMIP5 climate models overestimate Arctic warming in recent decades https://t.co/Jrx9ry4p7b https://t.co/TBIIsAPOAm
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2/17
2020
The number of estimates of the social cost of carbon has tripled since 2013. The average estimate has not changed.… https://t.co/52sXZMhcn1
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2/16
2020
1) This is an important piece from @RogerPielkeJr detailing how @skepticscience joined with @MichaelEMann & other a… https://t.co/SMo4l1OnYd
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2/15
2020
The Sanders green energy “plan” is based on magical thinking. And that makes me wonder: Is the real problem that… https://t.co/XTBKi91SjW
2/14
2020
Blockbuster article by @RogerPielkeJr https://t.co/XnWq997y7o
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2/10
2020
Caution indeed https://t.co/VWeTQlJVhy
2/9
2020
The Economist | Farming with Tom, Dick and Harry https://t.co/CvUfqcr3Xn via @TheEconomistOur new paper: "The limits of energy sufficiency: A review of the evidence for rebound effects and negative spillov… https://t.co/1Qdm9JSLM0
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2/7
2020
"It is incredibly much cheaper to invest in green energy research and development rather than putting up the ideolo… https://t.co/IJ9vGHS4JT
2/6
2020
#Canberra Event, @BjornLomborg: The Skeptical Environmentalist #auspol https://t.co/Z3PexywMCW
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2/5
2020
Japan Races to Build New Coal-Burning Power Plants, Despite the Climate Risks https://t.co/A1rBlVzN4P
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2/4
2020
How close are we to #EVs taking over #ICEVs? Not very. #PHEVs are much closer. Given that >70% of our trips are und… https://t.co/q1zbVoH2FZ
Retweeted by Bjorn Lomborg“Only one of the dozen most commonly cited facts about fashion’s huge carbon footprint is based on any sort of scie… https://t.co/ES5uvp1bWh
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgInsanity. Fracking has made the US the world leader in oil and natural gas production. Created trillions in wealth… https://t.co/GbuWWg6lYD
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgThe intellectual and moral decline in academic research https://t.co/7SfvZK0RSC
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2/2
2020
Good news that @BBCScienceNews has finally caught up with what some of us have been saying for many years. https://t.co/SxQdbmyWgr
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2/1
2020
what a silly thing to say https://t.co/d4QqgboMvX
Retweeted by Bjorn Lomborg“Microsoft pledged a carbon-free future. Two hours later, it fired up its diesel generators” Why companies that pl… https://t.co/7u7d7E7LWK
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgGreat article on the need for re-thinking RCP8.5 and re-designing #climate baseline scenarios by @hausfath &… https://t.co/rSkWmiQEWh
Retweeted by Bjorn Lomborg @RichardTol Sorry, here is the correct link for everyone: https://t.co/GPwXMIG8IR Supplementary material has the actual data.
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1/31
2020
Australian wildfires are tragic But exploited in the climate debate as unprecedented and near-proof of climate eme… https://t.co/x8FkXhPCZO
1/29
2020
In the 13th century a schoolboy named Onfim, perhaps bored during class, started doodling on his birch bark. He dre… https://t.co/f6n0KAzRmj
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgThe viral thread quoted below is missing essential context and contains numerous errors. It does not reflect the la… https://t.co/2bj55XJnqg
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1/26
2020
Five myths about energy https://t.co/2JFoiqNu4k"while it is true that poor nations are most vulnerable to a changing climate, it is also true that the fastest way… https://t.co/fwz2HkSpkm
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgSo ⁦the @guardian⁩ is now against African countries building airports. No mining, no oil, no gas, and now no air tr… https://t.co/vioGCALWOg
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1/25
2020
@mattkahn1966 @GernotWagner @business Nordhaus did so in 1977, 14 years before the Exxon study. Edmonds and Reilly… https://t.co/ZKT0LpJKZF
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgGreenpeace & Vandana Shiva have campaigned that Golden Rice is dangerous to people & environment. Result? Since, 20… https://t.co/PuMySE51el
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgHillarious cartoon https://t.co/5fjECKnnSx https://t.co/FSWgm8olMX
1/23
2020
@GuidovanderWerf Your description is incorrect I compared burned area data from all of Australia minus Nothern Ter… https://t.co/p3Gcl6HiBa @GuidovanderWerf Ideally, one should do all analysis. But climate models predict more burnt area almost everywhere,… https://t.co/9DtFrYwjXaIndustry within China relocates to places with less stringent environmental regulation https://t.co/L94d5m0wKZ
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgFuel poor people are less happy https://t.co/xtri9PcgD6
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgPeople like their new car to be like the old one, and thus do not like electric vehicles much https://t.co/ijvi1Qmn40
Retweeted by Bjorn Lomborg @tno8080 Yes, and it is worth reading in full: It says that climate impact first detectable in the 2040s… https://t.co/n5WyTbOlkGAustralian wildfires are tragic But exploited in climate debate as near-proof of climate emergency Climate models… https://t.co/BhTO4U6RSf @GuidovanderWerf Dear Guido, You don’t get to say ‘your’ data should only be used to show temperate forests burnt… https://t.co/AwXzcktvQN
Retweeted by Bjorn Lomborg @GuidovanderWerf Dear Guido, You don’t get to say ‘your’ data should only be used to show temperate forests burnt… https://t.co/AwXzcktvQN @StuartJRitchie 'Right' answer for wrong reason. Not at all convincing to people who are diving into the details a… https://t.co/CHqVlBRQIH
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1/19
2020
@andrewlockcono Because March 31 2020 is still in the future. We only have data from June 1 2019 to early January, so that's the data I show @ErinJNash and here is the burn without NT https://t.co/G5jOXjmHLe @ErinJNash Yeah, the full size of the fires is a lot bigger (26-80 million ha/yr) Here is the National Inquiry on… https://t.co/RWb3iuPUPk @berthyman @DangerousGlobe Take a look at our work on the global Sustainable Development Goals. With 50 top economi… https://t.co/Rspf9gHLxM @Polysymptomatic @garman21 @SteveStuWill Sure, some data sources are in Mha, and some in km², but I have actually m… https://t.co/t4teTc2XPr @ishukshin @SteveStuWill Because January is not yet over, so we don't have data for January 2020 @pauleastwd @pepcanadell Thanks, I did read that, and using it too. It says that climate impact first detectable… https://t.co/iSsrmRjMxy @pepcanadell My understanding of the research is that global warming will affect *both* types in Australia with app… https://t.co/831scu32mW @pepcanadell Dear Pep, I attempt to put the current conversation into perspective. The whole burnt area was constan… https://t.co/yV6k8Urlyb @RThonig @paul13367521 As it says in the graph, the area is for this fire season so far, so from June 1 to December… https://t.co/k0swGEpMIa @DangerousGlobe Instead of conspiracy, just data; *many* more people die from much simple environmental problems —… https://t.co/96hfgGOtrIHere *all* of Australia burnt stats Australian wildfires are tragic But exploited in the climate debate as unprec… https://t.co/tCzX7OisR6 @eric_seufert The Guardian and most media have only reported the burn *without* NT, hence this first post. Happily… https://t.co/7yufcTIp6zAustralian wildfires are tragic But exploited in the climate debate as unprecedented and near-proof of climate eme… https://t.co/mQkcJrPnbMThis is hilarious. A Norwegian TV programme pitted some professional stock-pickers against an astrologist, some bea… https://t.co/8wu7oriCOf
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1/18
2020
Here is another data point from 2002-3 from the National Inquiry on Bushfire Mitigation and Management, showing tha… https://t.co/Gd8Z1n7tQoThere is a surprising unwillingness to accept the simple data This guy is right that 49 million hectares didn't bu… https://t.co/yX3YuKX0LJ @Newstracker123 @McClellanOsc You are right. 2012 burnt much more: The full 2012 saw 87 million hectares burn (as… https://t.co/0AinU0rtDkLimiting global warming to 1.5˚C is almost certainly not going to happen. Admitting that need not end hope. @drvoxhttps://t.co/7UN6sgFxee
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgToday @ScienceBrief publishes its first Rapid Response Review on #wildfire risks https://t.co/n1aEo0Elos **All*… https://t.co/EzhinzWa8j
Retweeted by Bjorn Lomborg @JoffreyThoms Yes to the 10 million hectares burnt (actually 10.7Mha), and that is *exactly* what I use But "stagg… https://t.co/LGDWq2SUZRWhen data tells a different story from doom-selling media, it must be the data that is wrong (The killer argument… https://t.co/EyxcqFbEbA @PeakrillChris @kbo1978 Sorry, you can't just say "google it" and conclude data is complete BS Is the burnt area i… https://t.co/BRbYUkgRfT @SekWisniewski It is not cherrypicking to use the metric the UN uses for disaster vulnerability and exposure reduct… https://t.co/AWA8qEw4Hw @scrummitch Yes, as I describe in the facebook post, these fires are very different because they've affected mostly… https://t.co/9GgAZNqUVT @SekWisniewski One of the reasons things are not worse is because we intervene Sea level rise is not flooding Holl… https://t.co/DlXJUMwb78 @SekWisniewski No, absolutely we should do smart policies, both to tackle climate and to tackle wildfire. But we s… https://t.co/Qdw1Kx8hetAustralian wildfires are tragic But exploited in the climate debate as unprecedented and near-proof of climate eme… https://t.co/izPrrXEWBLTwo hypotheses to be tested. @curryja @CliffMass @RyanMaue @capitalweather @WeatherProf @Revkin @pepcanadellhttps://t.co/iWUBJecMgB
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1/17
2020
@DanCady @RogerPielkeJr Why is the cost in % of GDP misleading? It is what the UN has set as a target On the othe… https://t.co/b3NewRqlPDDuring the recent UN Climate Summit in Madrid, climate change has often been framed as an "existential threat" by a… https://t.co/1tviyQfo7oIt is Dilbert over again https://t.co/UdGhDiHT46
1/16
2020

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