Bjorn Lomborg (external articles)
(extracted from Bjorn Lomborg)
Articles by and Interviews with Lomborg
- Bjorn Lomborg, The Skeptical Environmentalist: measuring the real state of the world, Cambridge University Press, 2001, page xxiii.
- Bjorn Lomborg, Trade & Environment", Presentation to World Trade Organization seminar“The Doha Development Agenda and Beyond” , 29 April to 1 May 2002. (Powerpoint presentation).
- Bjorn Lomborg, "Smearing a Skeptic: Something is rotten in the state of Denmark", Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2003.
- Bjorn Lomborg, "Time for the climate doomsters to face reality", The Times, May 11, 2004.
- Bjorn Lomborg, "Save the world, ignore global warming", The Telegraph (UK), December 12, 2004.
- Bjorn Lomborg, "False Prophets, Bad Economics", Newsweek, December 13, 2004.
- Bjorn Lomborg, "Let's first tackle hunger and disease", The Australian, December 23, 2004.
- Bjorn Lomborg, "Tsunami disaster: Remember, Asia’s old stealthy killers claim more victims than any catastrophe", The Sunday Times (UK), January 2, 2005.
- "'We can do immense good': 2005: Challenges and Opportunites", San Francisco Examiner, February 4, 2005. (This is an interview with Lomborg).
- Bjorn Lomborg, "HIV-AIDS should be the top priority", Sydney Morning Herald, July 5 2005.
- Bjorn Lomborg, op/ed: "How to Get the Biggest Bang for 10 Billion Bucks," Wall Street Journal (sub req'd), July 28, 2008.
- Bjorn Lomborg, "Take the greenhouse gasbags with a grain of salt", The Australian, October 15, 2008.
- Bjorn Lomborg, "Focusing on R&D a smarter choice in climate talks", Taipei Times, February 17, 2009, Page 9.
- Bjorn Lomborg, "How to save the world in Copenhagen: The summiteers need cool heads to combat global warming. Science must take precedence over politics and panic", Guardian, February 18, 2009.
- Bjorn Lomborg, "Hour of no power increases emissions", The Australian, March 27, 2009.
- Bjorn Lomborg, "Don’t Waste Time Cutting Emissions", New York Times, April 24, 2009.
- Bjorn Lomborg, "Earth is Enough", Project Syndicate, April 2009.
- Gene Epstein, "Global Warming Is Manageable -- if We're Smart: Bjorn Lomborg, The Skeptical Environmentalist", Barron's, May 18, 2009.
- Bjorn Lomborg, "Climate Change and Malaria in Africa: Limiting carbon emissions won't do much to stop disease in Zambia", Opinion, Wall Street Journal, November 1, 2009.
- Third Way Magazine (christian) "The Bright Side, Huw Spanner interviews BL"
2002 to 2005
- Jeremy Paxman, The Sceptical Environmentalist, BBC, May 23, 2002.
- Andrew Goldstein's Reviled for sticking it to ecological dogma, Bjorn Lomborg laughs all the way to the bank, Time, August 18, 2002. "I'm making a fair amount of money from the book, a lot more than Cambridge thought," Lomborg told Goldstein.
- Robyn Williams, The Skeptical Environmentalist, ABC Radio National, March 2, 2003.
- Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty, Decision regarding complaints against Bjorn Lomborg, January 7, 2003.
- Lomborg celebrates ministry ruling, BBC, December 22, 2003.
- Environmental sceptic new Danish green group chief, Reuters, March 1, 2002.
- Danish Environmentalist Work 'Unscientific'- Panel, Reuters, August 27, 2003.
- "Denmark Panel Won't Review Researcher", Phillyburbs.com, March 12, 2004. (This is an Associated Press story).
- Jan Olsen, "Critic of Kyoto pledge quits as green adviser", The Guardian, June 23, 2004.
- Andrew Walker, "Is money fighting climate change well spent?", BBC News, December 14, 2004.
- Danish Academic Slams Tsunami Warning System Plans", Reuters, January 7, 2005.
- Thomas Fuller, "Bjorn Lomborg and global warming: Part 1", Examiner.com (San Francisco), May 6, 2009.
- Thomas Fuller, "Bjorn Lomborg interview, Part 2: Global warming politics and assessing his critics", Examiner.com (San Francisco), May 6, 2009.
- Policy Lass (pseudonym) (2010-11-13). Don’t worry. Be happy. The Policy Lass. Retrieved on 2010-11-14. “"...in a nutshell?
Don’t worry. Be happy. Yes, that’s right, folks. As far as I can tell, [Lomborg's] message is this: We can’t make proper decisions if we think we have a gun at our heads. Alarmism on the part of environmentalists and climate scientists prevents a rational discussion. We can’t properly prioritize our goals and objectives if we feel under threat. Luckily, there is no gun. There is such a thing as global warming, and it is important, but not as important as people have led you to believe. His main points flows from one to the other: There is no gun to our heads. The sense people have that things are getting worse is a myth. Things are getting better and better. ..."”
Critics of Lomborg
- Perhaps the best single site with links to many of the critiques of Lomborg's work, as well as those in support of him, is Jim Norton's site
- Danish biologist Kåre Fog also has a comprehensive site on Lomborg. One section, which is still being developed, has a chapter by chapter review of errors in Lomborg's book. See This is the Lomborg-errors web site. The site also has the best single overview of Lomborg's career and controversy The Lomborg story.
- The Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty report into complaints against Lomborg's has The Skeptical Environmentalist
- Scientific American - Jan 2002 edition
- Green Alliance (UK) 
- Tom Burke (UK), Ten Pinches of Salt:Critique of Lomborg's The Skeptical Environmentalist
- Prof Stephen Schneider, resources
- Centre for Social Science Research on the Environment, University of Aarhus, Danish scientists contest Lomborg's assertions
- World Resource Institute, "MEDIA KIT: Debunking Pseudo-Scholarship: Things a journalist should know about The Skeptical Environmentalist", undated, accessed February 23, 2004.
- "Something Is Rotten in the State of Denmark: A skeptical look at The Skeptical Environmentalist", Grist magazine, December 12, 2001. Contains commentary by: E.O. Wilson, Stephen H. Schneider, Norman Myers, Lester R. Brown, Emily Matthews, Al Hammond, Devra Davis.
- Union of Concerned Scientists, "UCS examines The Skeptical Environmentalist by Bjørn Lomborg", undated, accessed February 20, 2004.
- Dr Peter H. Gleick, "Where's Waldo? A Review of The Skeptical Environmentalist (Bjørn Lomborg)", Union of Concerned Scientists, November 6, 2001.
- Jerry D. Mahlman, "Global Warming: Misuse of Data and Ignorance of Science: A review of the "global warming" chapter of Bjørn Lomborg's The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of theWorld", Union of Concerned Scientists, December 6, 2001.
- E.O. Wilson, Thomas E. Lovejoy, Norman Myers, Jeffrey A. Harvey and Stuart L. Pimm, "Biodiversity Distortions in Lomborg's The Skeptical Environmentalist", Union of Concerned Scientists, December 10, 2001.
- Stephen Schneider, "Global warming: neglecting the complexities", Scientific American, pages 62-65.
- John Quiggan, "Bogus science to book", Australian Financial Review, March 27, 2002.
- John Rennie, "Misleading Math about the Earth: Science defends itself against The Skeptical Environmentalist", Scientific American, May 2002, page 61.
- Colin Woodard, "The Shifty Environmentalist", TomPaine.com, January 14, 2003.
- Jim Green, resources
- The Australia Institute, a centre-left think tank, have published two critiques of Lomborg's work - Environmentalism and scientific truth (January 2003) and With Friends Like Bjorn Lomborg, Environmentalists Don't Need Enemies. (Go to "publications" then "other papers and submissions" section of the Australian Institute [http://www.tai.org.au website)
- John Quiggin, Australian Research Council Senior Fellow based at the Australian National University and the Queensland University of Technology has posted a summary of his critique of Lomborg on his weblog
- Ian Lowe, "Bjorn Lomborg is neither sceptical nor an environmentalist", Online Opinion, October 08, 2003.
- John Quiggan, "Copenhagen Con?", Crooked Timber, May 24, 2004.
- Tom Burke, "This is neither scepticism nor science - just nonsense: Why is Bjorn Lomborg's work on climate change taken seriously?", Guardian (UK), October 23, 2004.
- Hans Martin Seip and Pål Prestrud, "Climate Measures Bad Investments? Hardly ", GNet, undated, accessed December 2004.
- John Quiggin, "Copenhagen review", John Quiggin (blog) , January 21, 2005. (Another version of this article was published in the Australian Financial Review on the same day as "A curious consensus" but is available to subcribers only).
- Kevin Berger, "Bjørn Lomborg feels a chill: Global warming doesn't faze the infamous author, who argues that polar bears are doing fine and Al Gore is way too hot under the collar. But can the 'skeptical environmentalist' back up his rosy views?" Salon.com, August 29, 2007.
- Eban Goodstein, "Hot air: Global warming is not as bad as it's made out to be, argues Bjørn Lomborg. But he cherry-picks evidence to manufacture a scientific and economic consensus that doesn't exist," Salon.com, August 29, 2007.
- Stefan Rahmstorf, [http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/cif-green/2009/mar/03/sea-levels-rising "We must shake off this inertia to keep sea level rises to a minimum:} Björn Lomborg's claim that sea levels are not rising faster than predicted are unfounded and used by those wanting to downplay climate change", Guardian, March 3, 2009.
- Tim Lambert, So what's wrong with Lomborg?, "Lomborg makes himself look reasonable by saying that he accepts the science, that AGW is occurring, but that it won't be that bad. But what Lomborg really does is cherry pick and systematically misrepresent the science.", August 2008 (also includes links to contemporaneous posts at ThingsBreak and InIt
- Howard Friel, Bjørn Lomborg's missing questions, The Guardian: Comment is Free, 30 August 2010.
Defenders of Lomborg
- Lomborg's website www.lomborg.com
- The conservative Australian think tank the Institute of Public Affairs edition of Review
- Patrick Moore's website
- Marc Morano, "'Ignore Global Warming,' Says Former Greenpeace Member", CNSNews.com, December 14, 2004.
- Paul Driessen, "Prophets, False Prophets and Profiteers", CNSNews.com, December 15, 2004.