Bjorn Lomborg isn’t afraid to voice an unpopular opinion. He is the author of the controversial book The Skeptical Environmentalist, which challenges widely held beliefs that the environment is getting worse. In 2010 he was named one of the 100 Top Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy, one of the world’s 75 most influential people of the 21st century by Esquire and one of the 50 people who could save the planet by The Guardian. A highly sought after and prized speaker.
As well as adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School, Danish political scientist Bjorn Lomborg heads the Copenhagen Consensus, which brings together some of the world’s top economists. Essentially, he asks these experts to tackle the question: With limited resources, how can we do the most good possible? In spring of 2008, Copenhagen Consensus assembled over 55 international economists, including 4 Nobel laureates, to assess, prioritize and brainstorm solutions for the major global challenges of today, including conflicts, malnutrition, health, education and terrorism.
The author of the best-selling “The Skeptical Environmentalist” and “Cool it” in which he challenges mainstream concerns about the environment and points out that we need to focus attention on the most important problems first. “There’s a need to have two conversations. One is what is the status of global warming. The other one is to get as realistic as possible about what we can actually do about climate change”
Since the publication of The Skeptical Environmentalist, Lomborg has been a frequent participant in public debate. He was Thought Leader at the Bloomberg Summit in 2011. His commentaries have appeared regularly in such prestigious publications as the New York Times, Wall St. Journal or The Guardian. In 2001, Lomborg was selected Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. From 2002 to 2004 Lomborg was director of Denmark’s national Environmental Assessment Institute. He was named one of the “50 stars of Europe” (as one of the 9 “agenda setters” in Europe) in Business Week. In April 2004, Time Magazine named Lomborg one of the world’s 100 most influential people.
In 2007 he published Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming that further analyzed what today’s science tells us about global warming and its risks. That same year, his next book Solutions for the World’s Biggest Problems was released, which provided a summary of the greatest challenges facing humanity.
- The Truth About Global Warming
- The world’s biggest problems and challenges
- Prioritization of the world’s biggest problems
- How to Spend $50 Billion to Make the World a Better Place
- Resource Allocation
- How to Make Your Efforts Count
- Feeling Good vs. Doing Good
- Global Crises and Solutions for Sustainability
- Further Global Crises Issues such as Trade Barriers, Education, Financial Stability, Global Health and Hunger