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Finance Manager Interview #012 – Bjorn Lomborg

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Instead of at least SIXFOLD INCREASE of R&D funds to invent the much needed breakthrough green technologies, fantastic sums of money keep being MISALLOCATED in the present panic mode about the global warming and climate change. This and much more about the necessary break-out from this vicious circle from Bjorn Lomborg, the president of Copenhagen Consensus think tank, the passionate environmental economist, thinker and author of his latest book “False Alarm”.

TIMECODES
0:00:00 FMI Intro: Bjorn Lomborg
0:00:24 Fantastically Expensive & Perfectly Useless Climate Policies
0:05:51 False Alarm: Policies That May End Up Hurting Us More
0:09:34 Why Would Effectively Damaging Policies Be in Anyone’s Interest
0:12:18 Let’s Say All the Countries Cut Their Emissions Tomorrow … What would happen?
0:15:39 Shouldn’t We Be Hysterical About All the Present Money Wasting?
0:18:00 The Worst Aspects of the Present Climate Policies
0:20:23 Advice to the Biggest Countries
0:23:19 What Would You Do, If You Were in Charge Globally?
0:26:59 At Least Sixfold Increase of R&D Money Needed
0:28:37 If You Met Greta Thunberg, What Would You Discuss With Her?
0:30:47 Global Priorities Bigger Than Just Climate Change
0:37:42 Free Trade in the Times of Localization
0:40:09 Misconceptions of Wealth Inequality
0:43:29 The Tearing of Societal Cohesion fabric
0:46:24 Where to Continue Following Bjorn Lomborg

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” by the UK Guardian. In 2005 and 2008, Foreign Policy and Prospect Magazine called him “one of the top 100 public intellectuals”, and in 2008 Esquire named him “one of the world’s 75 most influential people of the 21st century.”

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg is an academic and the author of the best-selling “False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet”, “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. He is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, visiting professor at Copenhagen Business School, and president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center which brings together many of the world’s top economists, including seven Nobel Laureates, to set priorities for the world. The University of Pennsylvania asked almost 7,000 think tanks and thousands of journalists, public and private donors, and policymakers from around the world to nominate and rank the world’s best think tanks. Copenhagen Consensus Center’s advocacy for data-driven smart solutions to global challenges were voted into the top 20 among NGOs with up to 100 times’ larger budget. The Economist said “Copenhagen Consensus is an outstanding, visionary idea and deserves global coverage.”

Lomborg is a frequent participant in public debates on policy issues. His analysis and commentaries have appeared regularly in such prestigious publications as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Economist, Washington Post, Forbes Magazine, Globe & Mail, The Guardian, The Daily and Sunday Telegraph, The Times, The Australian, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe and Der Spiegel. Lomborg’s monthly column appears in multiple languages in influential newspapers across all continents. He is a television commentator on CNN, FOX, MSNBC and the BBC, among others, on shows such as “Newsnight”, “20/20”, “60 Minutes”, “The Late Show with David Letterman”, and “Larry King Live”. He was featured in the movie “Cool It”, by Sundance Award winning director Ondi Timoner.

The interview with Bjorn Lomborg ‘Finance Manager Interview #012 – Bjorn Lomborg’ was recorded on February 11, 2021. The printed version of this interview was published in ‘Finance Manager’, the leading business weekly magazine in Slovenia.

LINKS
Hugh Hendry, interviewee: https://www.lomborg.com/, https://twitter.com/BjornLomborg
Bostjan Usenik, interviewer & producer of the channel: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bostjanusenik/
Photo courtesy: https://www.lomborg.com/

BOOK
False Alarm (How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0827TL851/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0827TL851&linkCode=as2&tag=copenhagencon-20&linkId=1c425324307e54a40dd022056ccc776d

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