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Author of 'False Alarm', 'Cool It' and 'Skeptical Environmentalist', president Copenhagen Consensus think tank: smart solutions through economic prioritization

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Joined Twitter 12/10/09


You think that one-month lockdown was bad in spring 2020? "Under a “climate lockdown,” gov'ts would limit private-… https://t.co/qUmfeCQEBa
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgTo link 2 threads today, I can think of nothing more effective to sap support for climate policy than threatening a… https://t.co/NIz0NYWWNg
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgIron Law "when messages advocate “solutions” to combat climate change that would require major changes in individua… https://t.co/dayN6D5FRQ
Retweeted by Bjorn Lomborg @DrJimboNHS @iainmartin1 @thetimes Dear Jamie, The NYTimes review was a stunningly false and deceptive hit piece:… https://t.co/VpDh7ej09hFalse Alarm: Don't panic, how to fix our planet - my review for @thetimes of essential new book by @BjornLomborg th… https://t.co/57GXMdyrKU
Retweeted by Bjorn Lomborg @richardabetts Does California focus much more on climate than land management? Yes. Will that help less with fire?… https://t.co/VPMGR6I4Vb @richardabetts We certainly should do all smart policies But not false choice to ask: if you want less future fire… https://t.co/NFMfsK8spxHeadline: "Tel Aviv set to become first city with electric roads that charge public transportation" Inside artic… https://t.co/Xh2LffgmQrCost of COVID-19 lockdown outweighs health benefits in Nigeria https://t.co/kK0zUTzPSx
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgBill Gates invested $10 billion and created $200 billion worth of social benefits: millions of children, mothers an… https://t.co/XUrVRYkq1gBill Gates has spent $10 billion on vaccines and treatment of HIV, TB and malaria This produced social benefits (a… https://t.co/GxkmknzCMo
9/25
2020
Have you read this great write-up in @TheEconomist on Ghana Priorities project? "The findings are already influen… https://t.co/nzgYkMuQiS
Retweeted by Bjorn Lomborg⚠️The unfounded climate alarmism is wasting trillions of dollars, scaring our children and hurting the world’s poor… https://t.co/Sam1iWUio1
9/24
2020
🛤🚇 Ghana has been experiencing steady economic development, but GDP growth has not been supported with enough infra… https://t.co/Gpcw8CW6Td
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgManaging to be incoherent, contradictory, and counterproductive all at once, McKibben claims that the climate itsel… https://t.co/qJgGZ4x1N8<huge China promises to peak CO₂ before 2030, but only instead of "around 2030" w/aim for "early" Promises carbo… https://t.co/WOeQlSLo0n @DruidSmith @HeckingSnake @miltimore79 I'd be very interested if you have access to those references I wrote about… https://t.co/BeHZa3I5fh
9/23
2020
A reminder of @ret_ward's harrassment of people who tell the truth: https://t.co/pXx3HMlRIq https://t.co/vZCERmaRyZ https://t.co/c32xRyTx1Z
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgThe world will end in 7 years, 102 days, 12 hours, 11 minutes and 12 seconds. https://t.co/USgMkmLsS4
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgDelighted to see @trfetter & @FarazUsmani’s fabulous “Fracking, Farmers & Rural Electrification” in our DP-series.… https://t.co/SLYRlJXqrk
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9/22
2020
This story: Still amazing NYTimes could just claim, and get this repeated in papers around the world: Climate chan… https://t.co/D1fSb4fWv4⚠️False Alarm: Because of exaggerated climate alarmism, more than 10 million American children are now scared witle… https://t.co/vyVd8EtglONew research by Warwick's Prof. Andrew Oswald and Adam Nowakowski of Bocconi University for @iza_bonn finds that ju… https://t.co/Uy4GRcIaoV
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9/21
2020
Wind turbines and solar farms drive down house prices https://t.co/DFHZRXRWPu
Retweeted by Bjorn Lomborg @Schmidtlepp @OlafGersemann @welt You might want to know that Stiglitz wrote a stunningly false and deceptive hit p… https://t.co/UeQf6xVB2Y
9/20
2020
In 2018, a town of 2,500 people asked for permission to thin surrounding forests California's environment regulato… https://t.co/OrjzMJRXic
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgFor #ENVS3621 "The UN Secretary General António Guterres’s call for India to give up coal immediately and reduce e… https://t.co/lb6NDQJZLs
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgIn countries that achieved strong economic growth over the last decades, governments have vastly larger budgets. I… https://t.co/qyHK9Rodb3
Retweeted by Bjorn Lomborg"Climate policy is increasingly shaped by emotive, alarmist and sometimes misleading messages [that] are not just d… https://t.co/qqD8hPpgc5
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgOne thing we can learn from this: even if we electrify the whole world's road transport – and transition to fully d… https://t.co/2yhwSIIZnV
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgSector-by-sector: where do global greenhouse emissions come from? To reduce emissions we need to know where to dir… https://t.co/qgMVNTfGqG
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9/19
2020
It's not just that CO2 emissions from China are very large. Uncertainty about these emissions is very large too.… https://t.co/qtcRklBBfY
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgEnvironmentalists say they are not against innovation. Yet the mask slips quite often: https://t.co/hBMpWiZgVA
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgIf the media would report what is actually important then this would be front page news around the world. There’d… https://t.co/NXkoUsNtGC
Retweeted by Bjorn Lomborg⚠️False Alarm: Scaring us senseless. Since “climate change” doesn’t sound dangerous enough they rename it “climate… https://t.co/yYVtarUnbwDistributional impact of climate change https://t.co/EZS6aCYxDN
Retweeted by Bjorn Lomborg"Transport, industry, buildings, electricity, all of those things—and agriculture—contribute to emissions. For many… https://t.co/G0TPjc6Rq1
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9/18
2020
📂➡️🖥To study the digitisation of revenue collection in Ghana’s municipalities, our researchers for the Ghana Priori… https://t.co/3qj07h9u9B
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgMark Lynas was briefly included in the climate denial club. Extinction Rebellion is something else. https://t.co/gjkSvP8YXo
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgNew open access paper in @yloxford special issue with @caine_rolleston We find being taught by a better grade 5 t… https://t.co/M5fgThIAzW
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgBreak-even only changes with discount rate: If you value the future more compared to the present (lower discount),… https://t.co/k0OKehjQVEClimate policy only becomes net-benefit after 2080, irrespective of climate costs or climate policy costs doubling… https://t.co/i6FkOmRIxCClimate policy leads to net-costs until 2080 New paper shows how climate policy costs come soon, whereas benefits… https://t.co/QmDRKvcICMOnly people born *after* 2050 will experience net benefits from climate policy Costs come soon, benefits much late… https://t.co/Si9RUp9gbNGavin Newsom is right that climate plays a part [in California's wildfires]. It does create a more favorable fire e… https://t.co/E8CPO71NrW
9/17
2020
@tomphilpott That would be a 10-fold increase on the global carbon tax currently in place How do you know that the… https://t.co/dcbl1mxAH7 @tomphilpott Dear Tom, glad we agree on better forest management That was point of my article On climate, I inces… https://t.co/AeMh980qANThe food and ag correspondent for Mother Jones makes sure that he doesn't actually engage with any arguments, just… https://t.co/ECIMq02PcdOops A green housing project in China run off-course, because of mosquitos "Instead of a modern eco-paradise, the… https://t.co/9LFz2UBBvBI am heartbroken about the passing of Bill Gates Sr. It is difficult to overstate what he meant to me, to our famil… https://t.co/fzNIxHLKKp
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgPreventing wildfires is not about climate policy. Even if the ­entire United States were to cut all its emissions t… https://t.co/Amhr7TbqKo"Land use drove Calif. fires more than warming — experts" h/t @BjornLomborg "Climate change played a minor role i… https://t.co/FsKXFQuNqd
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9/16
2020
Here are the researchers telling us, yes climate plays a smaller part, but "75% is the way we manage lands and deve… https://t.co/KMw9Ra3rlXWe are clearly being told it is climate and only climate Governor Gavin Newson said "the cause is climate change… https://t.co/Zo1FLXhkiyClimate change is real, man-made and something we need to deal with smartly. But the claim that California's fires… https://t.co/PURKQxJSm2Replacing cooking fuel (kerosene) with a cleaner one (liquid petroleum gas) lead to significant decline in perinata… https://t.co/1zmPjCGg7m
Retweeted by Bjorn Lomborg @BjornLomborg is ON! Find out the most exciting thoughts about climate change at #brainbar 2020! 👉 https://t.co/ZGZu2CUOvr
Retweeted by Bjorn Lomborg"Global warming is a problem, but it's not the end of the world!" #brainbar 2020 x @BjornLomborg 💥
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9/15
2020
Attenborough's new attempt to scare people about polar bear extinction and walrus deaths not correct https://t.co/5fnKdMS2Lq via @sjc_pbsForests That Survive Megafires Prove Good Management Trumps Climate Change via @forbes https://t.co/CW0GVoDC8GAs any academic will tell you, influencing the direction of science through research is hard... so here is an easie… https://t.co/6Z0mnbpYXE
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgAnother experiment showing how influential Wikipedia is on the real world: Adding two paragraphs of text & nice pic… https://t.co/KteFtjEEzH
Retweeted by Bjorn Lomborg3.5 billion people lack reliable power Much higher than the oft-quoted 789 million without access to electricity,… https://t.co/xe3K0U1CA3Women attracted to men at about their own age Men are attracted to young women, no matter the man's age… https://t.co/epwVfjRmx7
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9/14
2020
Raising the climate goal means raising the carbon price. The first makes everyone happy; the second makes everyon… https://t.co/RwGn4ZVmru
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgOnly 80 out of 197 signatories of the Paris Agreement are expected to meet the 2020 deadline for updating their cli… https://t.co/YHC0ki6KL2
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9/13
2020
“Climate dries the [wood] fuels out & extends the fire season BUT IT'S NOT THE CAUSE OF THE INTENSITY of the fires.… https://t.co/urqAvJr32u
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9/12
2020
790,000 year-long temperature reconstruction from southeastern Africa exhibits a clear signature of glacial-intergl… https://t.co/nxAk0L6Uhf
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9/11
2020
"It's not about prioritising climate against covid, it's about making sure we do the smart covid solutions and the… https://t.co/ohAhH9hh2z
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgCanard as in we have the technology if money is no object Just like we have the technology to take all of mankind… https://t.co/UGm5p2RcLUSad to see Michael still peddling *it is already cheaper" - great, but then there is no provlem, everyone will swit… https://t.co/aphhDfwR2SGreat overview article here https://t.co/ajymSV0zzgThis is the whole point in a new Nature Sustainability paper on California's fire deficit — treat 20% of California… https://t.co/PhExEdbLyFYes, climate change likely plays a role: 20-25% But "75% is the way we manage lands and develop our landscape" Co… https://t.co/EtxbxJ4CUCLet's just remember the numbers — even the extreme 2020 burned area is less than *half* the *average* pre-historic… https://t.co/QP4x37zf4aAnd scientists in February 2020 concluded that California needs to burn 20M acres to restabilize forest ecology https://t.co/FBtn5KusPJ
Retweeted by Bjorn Lomborg2M acres of California have burned so far this year But *4.4 - 12M* acres (!) burned each year in *pre-industrial*… https://t.co/s1uzgrqVcV
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgClimate change is important, but solving it shouldn't come above all else. @mattwridley and I discuss the trade off… https://t.co/gTPHbqHnqR"in some countries the economic downturn has indeed been extremely severe: in #Spain, the UK and Tunisia, the outpu… https://t.co/Rp5jzOZBbP
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgPolicies have costs. To use our resources most effectively, we need to focus on the economic benefits and costs of… https://t.co/V4W56A3Yy8
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9/10
2020
🔌Our latest research for the Ghana Priorities project studied interventions to improve access to electricity in rur… https://t.co/g6NkK6k1lE
Retweeted by Bjorn Lomborg⚠️Alarmist climate stories scare us & our kids, pushes poor policies, wastes trillions 💸 New York Times: South Vie… https://t.co/wtuXT40XvW @ret_ward well, it is what the paper says, even if you wish it didn't https://t.co/lCZmoj23df @jrockstrom Climate economics doesn't ignore climate costs — it quantifies it But also emphasizes to compare avoide… https://t.co/go9346877J @jrockstrom Gotta love how you go all fact-free: You claim renewables are wonderful then Disregard more poverty D… https://t.co/2zDe7mYditAnd he quotes Stiglitz'​ stunningly false and deceptive hit piece, which contained 12 central claims — of which 12… https://t.co/pnXRkTiQUVRich guy telling the world's poor that they have to accept more poverty and energy, they don't want More poverty:… https://t.co/GhziEdKvETIf you stop all fossil fuels now, water treatment will stop and hundreds of millions of people will die from drinki… https://t.co/u0pWDdLYpg
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgA question of priorities: should tackling climate change trump all else? https://t.co/jV1fjqqNBF The third podcast… https://t.co/JFbYLu06do
9/9
2020
El escritor y ambientalista danés, @BjornLomborg nos habla sobre su libro "False Alarma" en #LaEntrevista con… https://t.co/qd9lSZ9rs8
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgWhat do we learn from 27,000 economics journal articles on African countries? "45% of all economics journal articl… https://t.co/1Qy4Hb5i5J
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9/8
2020
When Learning Is Really Remote: Students Climb Trees and Travel Miles for a Cell Signal https://t.co/H8KbCooqt9
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgDespite full Maoist Communism in China, descendants of former landlords and rich peasants today earn 16% more than… https://t.co/pkaYN6pbux
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgNew episode Dr. Bjorn Lomborg joins us to continue the conversation on rational environmentalism and the second or… https://t.co/bEgRDFkKQA
Retweeted by Bjorn Lomborg⚠️Alarmist climate stories scare people and traumatize children. It wastes trillions Tuvalu will not be wiped off… https://t.co/2vt4UmKcASBestselling author @BjornLomborg says global warming is a real problem, and it’s something which should be fixed, b… https://t.co/LIyuyBzudi
Retweeted by Bjorn Lomborg.@BjornLomborg does cost/benefit analysis on global good. There are surprises when you examine what are the highest… https://t.co/1MykoHWXDW
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9/7
2020
This is huge. The first cloning for conservation. It's a male Przewalski's horse ("shuh-VAL-ski") from 40 years a… https://t.co/zqiZJYt4c0
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9/6
2020
⚠️We need to calm down on climate. We need to stop wasting trillions achieving almost nothing. Climate change is a… https://t.co/pDriuTQeu5
9/5
2020
Writing in @earthinstitute State of the Planet, @ColumbiaUEnergy @CLaFleurEnergy diagnoses what's really causing th… https://t.co/O7uorNHZeD
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9/3
2020

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