Global Warming Not a Top Priority?

This (seriously!) is a good argument against going to do something about global warming. A good way to demonstrate reasoning at work, and a good way for you to find out if you’re impressed with arguments, or if your opinion is based on something beyond reasoning.

Economist Bjorn Lomborg makes a persuasive case for prioritizing the world’s biggest problems, asking „If we had $50 billion to spend over the next four years to do good in the world, where should we spend it?“ His recommendations – based on the findings of the 2004 Copenhagen Consensus – controversially place global warming at the bottom of the list (and AIDS prevention at the top). Lomborg was named one of the 100 Most Influential People by Time magazine after the publication of his controversial book, The Skeptical Environmentalist which challenged widely-held beliefs that the environment is getting worse. Now the Danish economist is taking on the world’s biggest problems with his Copenhagen Consensus. (Recorded February 2005 in Monterey, CA. Duration: 17:27)

This is a video from TED. I recommend having a look at TEDTalks and I apologize in advance for stealing your time and getting you addicted to a lot of profound presentations.

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Eine Antwort zu Global Warming Not a Top Priority?

  1. fraukegodat schreibt:

    Hihi, a favorite enemy of Greenpeace 😉 When I was still working there the PR people always got extra work when Lomborg published an article in a newspaper (and there are many, if you google his name).

    I like his econmic approach but my feeling tells me that global warming is still a major issue where everybody can reduce energy consumption easily without spending much money but rather SAVE money!

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