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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


@jonasholmdk Ærlig udmeldning. Man må ikke lave en vurdering af klimapolitikens omkostninger og fordele. Got it. P… https://t.co/NFjKrmVaS4My latest @Forbes Why Climate Advocates Need To Stop Hyping Extreme Weather via @forbes https://t.co/n0ZpXm9Vrx
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgHide the decline Compare this misleading, cherrypicked figure (in color) that appears in The Lancet report on disas… https://t.co/UEegEQ023x
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgExactly what's found for mortality within all areas from last week https://t.co/e6kqOONT1KExtreme weather not more destructive Each climate conference day, we will look at the data Wind damages are not w… https://t.co/9HVizOZGXLThere’s likely a fairly simple explanation here—> people generally don’t use electricity *at home* to generate inco… https://t.co/EJzZLzzYin
Retweeted by Bjorn Lomborg @jonasholmdk Så man må ikke estimere omkostningerne og effekten af en klimapolitik? Jeg vurderer også effektivite… https://t.co/9uItozKaj9
12/14
2019
Fra min Berlingske kommentar https://t.co/ptHhaR7HqZ https://t.co/riXSgUYh28Det allervigtigste for klimapolitik er åbenbart, at ingen undersøger, hvad det vil koste og hvor meget godt det vil… https://t.co/TwARufKC5mExactly what's found for mortality within all areas from last week https://t.co/e6kqOONT1KExtreme weather not more destructive Each climate conference day, we will look at the data Droughts are not worse… https://t.co/vu7DFtBPgW @Simes43 over wide range of emissions, additional emissions simply lead to additional temp rise, so Sweden's contri… https://t.co/0W0wiw8aXCDer #Klimawandel ist ein reales Problem. Doch es wird nicht gelöst, indem man weniger und teurere Energie verbrauch… https://t.co/A2D4ty7PJ1
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgIn 1984, Karl & Ross did a very careful analysis of USA temperatures since 1895. Since then, NOAA has made many cha… https://t.co/vnSpRG7vik
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgWhy it matters: 2. It fosters unjustified apocalysm. The choice to anoint RCP8.5 as a reference scenario focuses at… https://t.co/ZGwNES28EC
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgTHREAD How climate change became apocalyptic Case of the Fourth US National Climate Assessment Part 1, 2017:… https://t.co/PEIuVmoRh7
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12/13
2019
because, you know, physical scientists are trained policy analysts and negotiators https://t.co/EH9fT2AI2L
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgNew study finds that Jeff Sachs' Millennium Village in northern Ghana had small or null effects; the Big Push did n… https://t.co/hJH0AsZjA4
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgNEW report today on religion and living arrangements around the world, based on data from over 20 million household… https://t.co/jyV1YCQ4NK
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgIn Denmark we haven't had a majority party in my lifetime. What you guys call a "hung parliament", we just call a "… https://t.co/mYRrWXtUiP
Retweeted by Bjorn Lomborg @nfboa @newyorkpost here it is: https://t.co/tNBxwCz0e5Exactly what's found for mortality within all areas from last week https://t.co/e6kqOONT1KExtreme weather not more destructive Each climate conference day, we will look at the data Cold hazard is not wor… https://t.co/JOfrjbZdev @Humunculus The cost of not reducing a tonne of CO₂ in 2030 is $31 (obviously not this precise, but best estimate)… https://t.co/m9TNszxRNu.@BjornLomborg om kostbar og mer effektiv klimapolitikk. #thereisnofreelunch https://t.co/6z54En0xVH
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgAccess to household electricity alone is not enough to drive meaningful gains in development outcomes. Future initi… https://t.co/szpG0m1iQo
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgReducing emissions by 50% by 2030 implies forcing everyone to implement all abatement efforts that cost less than ~… https://t.co/nopgcciPbP
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgKids in Western Kenya with one older sister are smarter than those with one older brother. Shout-out to @PJakiela a… https://t.co/VfDt5760C1
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12/12
2019
The best way to fix #climatechange is innovation that lowers the price of clean energy below that of fossil fuels.… https://t.co/OGcqVFLksLThough I think nuclear weapons are an intolerable risk, the case shouldn't be exaggerated with (by definition imp… https://t.co/1jWnmnwgkW
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgGood thread on methane emissions, which will surprise many: 1. Almost none of the increase is from the Arctic. 2. V… https://t.co/hX4HxzqFom
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgAbout half the increase in emissions came from Agriculture and waste, with the remaining half coming from fossil f… https://t.co/JIJkc9MaRX
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgAviation growing fast, but road transport is the elephant in the room: * CO₂ from road transport growing 1.9%/yr (1… https://t.co/r1JYPmNNe5
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgYesterday I compared IEA WEO energy CO2 outlooks to no policy scenarios used for IPCC Assessments - but IEA does no… https://t.co/qTPUujdWy5
Retweeted by Bjorn Lomborg @andrewmoo22 Estimate of $31/tonne CO₂e benefit across all SSPs and all damage functions, for 2030 from https://t.co/phUfkbwg5HOver the century, this policy will reduce the global temperature rise by 0.0003°C and cost Sweden $650 billion Est… https://t.co/CR9oCacPjTThe cost of this ineffective climate policy is almost twice the entire cost of Sweden's universities (0.6% of GDP) https://t.co/Pv3yQrLX9FGDP of $506bn in 2030 from SSP2 https://t.co/pEht1X27dG 10.1Mt from report, p8 Estimate of $31 across all SSPs a… https://t.co/Nc5DqD5nui1% of GDP by 2030 is government's own estimate https://t.co/KtVjv6LLuQ Doesn't include transition costs + make a n… https://t.co/d6HmXCuadZBad climate policies proliferating: Sweden to cut transport emissions by 70% in 2030 Will cost $5bn (1% GDP loss)… https://t.co/0VRCLS728uIn Paris in 2015, world leaders promised to double spending on research and development into green energy. They are… https://t.co/tyD6ZlhhvmExactly what's found for mortality within all areas from last week https://t.co/e6kqOONT1KExtreme weather not destroying more Each climate conference day, we will look at the data Coastal flood is not wo… https://t.co/AGNJ4RoHbeThe UN climate summit is underway in Madrid, and activists are sounding their usual calls for world leaders to achi… https://t.co/Lyff6IsrNK#Climatechange is a real problem. It is man-made, and it will have negative consequences. But trying to stop emitti… https://t.co/1rMj7e6KDV
12/11
2019
If New Zealand follows through with the promise to go carbon neutral by 2050, it will cost the country at least US$… https://t.co/g36egA0QTIThe point of these twitter threads (and the article) is to point out that 1) yes, extreme weather costs have gone u… https://t.co/2CKzHPDJArAnd they quote the study "increasing exposure on disaster risk" as if that is climate - no, the increased exposure… https://t.co/vgAa81AHnYSome people have written than because the article shows there is more e.g. flash flood cost and deaths, it shows I'… https://t.co/0d2reew9PoSome people have asked why the numbers only start in 1989 — it is because it is running 10-year averages (so 1989 i… https://t.co/rE2XBT3QnjExactly what's found for floods and for mortality for all areas from last week https://t.co/Yn8OM3VoD8Extreme weather not destroying more Each climate conference day, we will look at the data Flash flood is not wors… https://t.co/tb5Kmy8vIKRecently I reviewed how the 2019 IEA scenarios show the world is markedly diverging from IPCC no climate policy sce… https://t.co/Qi9bDaO5M3
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgFriday afternoon news dump: My new working paper: "The rising marriage mortality gap among Whites." Now on… https://t.co/cmCdIOJonm
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgFor most of the world, winter is the worst season for air pollution. The combination of extra fuel for heating and… https://t.co/IsnTwCqADx
Retweeted by Bjorn Lomborg @tremorfan It is a running ten-year average, so starting 1989
12/10
2019
Air pollution controls in China delivered at least 10x on their costs https://t.co/WEdnnET4so https://t.co/aW1KhtpH28I think this is the first time there have been "stage 6" (ie, 6,000 MW removed from the grid) blackouts in SA. As y… https://t.co/eqVXXTWdi8
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgMy colleague @nsobhani_smrc did a little math on @AOC and @SenSanders Green New Deal for Public Housing, a plan to… https://t.co/Fttam9SrN4
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgThis is exactly as we found for all extreme weather categories for mortality — lower, not higher — last week https://t.co/e6kqOONT1KExtreme weather not destroying more Each climate conference day, we will look at the data Flooding is not worse:… https://t.co/xPyfDHajqG
12/9
2019
And here in tabular form https://t.co/6AUHYDEsy2 https://t.co/UAp619BEIoHere is the whole overview of all mortality effects — down by 2 to 17 times from 1980-2016 https://t.co/6AUHYDEsy2 https://t.co/8hUauRKorkContrary to what the UN and everyone else will tell you; that you we need to do more, because of extreme weather ha… https://t.co/yweSQB6s2XActually, ALL extreme weather is killing fewer people, not more From this new peer-reviewed article:… https://t.co/1r7MHVrQoDAnd wind hazard is not worse: Fewer people die from wind hazard, not more (because of higher wealth and resilience… https://t.co/MCMW70CG03And heat waves are not worse: Fewer people die from heat waves, not more (because of higher wealth and resilience)… https://t.co/8DQ1MjCzycAnd cold hazards are not worse: Fewer people die from cold hazards, not more (because of higher wealth and resilie… https://t.co/CXAWhiGXJ2And coastal floods are not worse: Fewer people die from coastal floods, not more (because of higher wealth and res… https://t.co/vZlxUhB6zwAnd flash floods are not worse: Fewer people die from flash floods, not more (because of higher wealth and resilie… https://t.co/4jFYoik4LCExtreme weather not killing more Each climate conference day, we have looked at the data Flooding is not worse:… https://t.co/gCTYPOP599
12/8
2019
🔥 Quick Thread. The inefficient, odd Green New Deal, GDP growth and you. Let's begin... Climate change environmenta… https://t.co/bFrHEWsVTp
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgNotice, this is only an estimate of the cost of the recent climate policies (i.e. going to 70% in 2030) and their i… https://t.co/UJsT2TkrspNo official estimates. Costs estimated using Stanford Energy Modeling forum EMF28, and RICE Temp benefit of 0.0000… https://t.co/1KqEOyT4wESo, Denmark just passed its new climate law with everyone cheering But no estimate of costs: Truth is, additional… https://t.co/77lqxgg2GnEveryone keeps saying extreme weather is having a greater impact. For every day of the climate conference, let's se… https://t.co/k8Hru4WzmYExtreme weather not killing more Each climate conference day, let's see the data Today wind hazard: Fewer people… https://t.co/OPOaDYxgrnHow Wrong Can One Article Be? https://t.co/ejgi5vYWbN https://t.co/XJMdqDcDsf
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgSamoa Arrests Anti-Vaccination Activist As Measles Death Toll Rises https://t.co/0GOtrzccep
12/7
2019
For just a 50/50 shot at staying below 1.5C gives us less than ten years of carbon emissions at today's levels—afte… https://t.co/oregS6d34t
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgThe Danish government has recently increased its climate promises: instead of cutting 40% in 2030, it will now cut… https://t.co/LCcK2jw1DIIn an interview with CNBC, I argue that it's easy for politicians to make big promises for political applause now,… https://t.co/jNXoRSDQDQMy latest humdinger @Forbes The Incredible Story Of How Climate Change Became Apocalyptic https://t.co/YaVz0WYRgf
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgDuring a recent visit with the Dallas Morning News' editorial board, I urged policymakers to spend money on counter… https://t.co/dwsqRxWOMeThe world's first fully electric commercial aircraft will take off soon It will fly for 10 minutes with one person… https://t.co/76nBu3D5WQAlarming media stories scare people unnecessarily and push policymakers toward excessively expensive measures to re… https://t.co/CrwmMwvRl6Everyone keeps saying extreme weather is having a greater impact. For every day of the climate conference, let's se… https://t.co/1XOKldRtrYExtreme weather not killing more Each climate conference day, let's see the data Today heat deaths: Fewer people… https://t.co/c6H5VD8Vo1. @TheEconomist published a full-page story on the @Copenhagen_CC's latest report for the African Academy of Scienc… https://t.co/6uKQ8jsbqv
12/6
2019
Everyone keeps saying extreme weather is having a greater impact. For every day of the climate conference, let's se… https://t.co/OdhnILRBzZAnd tomorrow we'll see the heat wave impacts (also down!)Extreme weather not killing more Each climate conference day, let's see the data Today cold hazard: Fewer people… https://t.co/Gmo1LyvTBnWhy I am worried about Johnson getting Brexit done, short thread based on my piece in this week’s Economist./1
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgUN Secretary-General @antonioguterres says “If we do not urgently change our way of life we jeopardise life itself.… https://t.co/H2a3dNCKvk
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12/5
2019
Sometimes I wonder: if you took to total amount of "climate action" in the world (from gov'ts, biz, etc.) and subtr… https://t.co/ldPFbfg3Y1
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgTeen eco-anxiety/depression rising Climate change is real but there's NO SCIENCE for apocalyptic claims No incre… https://t.co/VrvbF2cc1K
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgHere are projected 2020 emissions for various scenarios. Green is expected actual Red is IPCC expected projections… https://t.co/fMaO6Eqyvi
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgEstimated 2019 CO2 emissions and sources from fossil fuels via @gcarbonproject further drive a stake into the hear… https://t.co/bR2xrLaAk7
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgAfter a year of work our paper on evaluating performance of historical climate models is finally out! We found that… https://t.co/phb8VOuHy9
Retweeted by Bjorn LomborgTechnology is key to solving environmental problems. The solution to smog crises in the '60s wasn't banning cars, b… https://t.co/4NhCbNnF4T
12/4
2019

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