The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming

Bjorn Lomborg

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 at 6:00 pm – Sun Room, Memorial Union

Bjorn Lomborg, author of The Skeptical Environmentalist and Cool It, is the director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and an adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School. In 2004 TIME Magazine named him one of the 100 globally most influential people, and the UK's Guardian newspaper recently named him one of the "50 people who could save the planet." Lomborg has questioned the priority given to solving global climate change, arguing that we should first focus our resources on more immediate concerns, such as fighting malaria and HIV/AIDS and assuring a safe, fresh water supply. As the organizer of the 2004 Copenhagen Consensus, he brought together internationally recognized economists to prioritize opportunities to solve the world's biggest problems. This and the subsequent conference he organized for UN ambassadors resulted in his publications How to Spend $50 billion To Make The World A Better Place; Global Crises, Global Solutions; and Solutions for the World's Biggest Problems. Part of the World Affairs Series.
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