Dr Bjorn Lomborg is an academic and the author of the best-selling “The Skeptical Environmentalist” and “Cool It”. He challenges mainstream concerns about development and the environment and points out that we need to focus attention on the smartest solutions first.
Bjorn Lomborg is president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center. The Copenhagen Consensus Center is a think-tank that researches the smartest ways to do good. His think tank was ranked by the University of Pennsylvania as one of the world’s “Top 20 Advocacy Campaigns”.
In 2011 and 2012, Bjorn Lomborg was named Top 100 Global Thinker by Foreign Policy “for looking more right than ever on the politics of climate change”. TIME Magazine ranked Lomborg among the world’s 100 most influential people in 2004. In 2008 he was named “one of the 50 people who could save the planet.
He is a visiting professor at Copenhagen Business School and regularly works with many of the world’s top economists, including 7 Nobel Laureates.
Bjorn Lomborg is mostly known for his arguments against ineffective climate change policies. His book The Skeptical Environmentalist, which the Daily Telegraph called “probably the most important book on the environment ever written,” is a landmark text in the field. Recent articles include a debunking of Oxfam’s inequality study in USA Today, an evaluation of the new administration’s climate plan in The Washington Post, and a clear analysis of the costs of dropping the Trans-Pacific Partnership in The Boston Globe.
Bjorn 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.
Bjorn Lomborg researches contemporary issues and global challenges and can build a provocative, thoughtful talk around any topics that he writes about, from climate change to energy to global development and beyond. He is a sought-after keynote speaker who is highly regarded for his dynamic and provocative presentations that challenge conventional thinking. His think-tank works with top economists, including several Nobel laureates, to identify the best solutions to global and national challenges.
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