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Economist Lomborg: Climate Fear Based On Decades Of Exaggerations And Lies

In a recent interview with the online Berliner Zeitung (BZ) here, economist Björn Lomborg said that 16-year old Greta Thunberg’s demands “will put people in danger”. Greta, the Swedish teenage activist is calling for radical cuts in CO2 emissions – on…

The human imperative of stabilizing global climate change at 1.5°C – Science Magazine

The need to stabilize global climate Climate change will be the greatest threat to humanity and global ecosystems in the coming years, and there is a pressing need to understand and communicate the impacts of warming, across the perspectives of…

The hard truths of climate change — by the numbers – Nature.com

The hard truths of climate change — by the numbersNatureShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via E-MailShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via E-MailNature BriefingSpringerNature Current issue PDF version A family eats near a coal-fired power plant in China. Coal supplies nearly…

Naomi Klein: ‘We are seeing the beginnings of the era of climate barbarism’

Why are you publishing this book now?I still feel that the way that we talk about climate change is too compartmentalised, too siloed from the other crises we face. A really strong theme running through the book is the links…

New Studies: Cold-Related Deaths Rising, 10-20x More Common Than Heat Deaths

Since the 1980s, deaths attributable to excessive heat have declined, whereas deaths attributable to cold weather have not. Rising energy poverty with wind and solar energy penetration Heating a home in the United Kingdom became 63% more expensive in the…

The rich are different from you and me — they live a lot longer

After F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me,” Hemingway supposedly retorted, “Yes, they have more money.” But the rich apparently have something else, too: better health and longer…

Pope Says Deforestation Must Be Treated as a Global Threat

Pope Francis said on Saturday rapid deforestation and the loss of biodiversity in individual countries should not be treated as local issues since they threaten the future of the planet. Francis made his appeal on a visit to Madagascar, the…

Leading Economist: Only Sure Way To Lower ‘CO2 Emissions Is To Make People Poor’

In an interview with flagship German business daily Handelsblatt here, Danish economist Björn Lomborg warned of the “inefficiency in climate protection” and says Germany is a “deterrent example” in this respect. “Gigantic costs” He told the Handelsblatt that the once highly praised…