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Investment in green technology the answer to climate change

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Bjorn Lomborg, Copenhagen Consensus Centre, says carbon tax and targets don't work. Investment in new green technologies needed to fight (Investment in green technology the answer to climate change: Bjorn Lomborg, Copenhagen Consensus...
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Has The UN Climate Panel Now Outlived Its Usefulness? - CounterCurrents.org

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Investment in green technology the answer to climate change

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Bjorn Lomborg, Copenhagen Consensus Centre, says carbon tax and targets don't work. Investment in new green technologies needed to fight climate change.
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Bjorn Lomborg's climate change think-tank to close in June - Danish Funding Withdrawn

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The Copenhagen Consensus Centre, directed by Danish professor Bjorn Lomborg, will close in June because the Danish government has withdrawn its funding for the center (Bjorn Lomborg's climate change think-tank to close in June

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Reuters Ignores Its Own Accurate Reporting On Rapid Warming Of Oceans

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Reuters Also Struggles To Find Climate Scientists Who Have Become Less Worried About Climate Change, So They Quote Bjorn Lomborg! Why are so many climatologists now speaking out about global warming?

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Bjorn Lomborg: Green Cars Have a Dirty Little Secret | Wall Street Journal

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Electric cars are promoted as the chic harbinger of an environmentally benign future. Ads assure us of "zero emissions," and President Obama has promised a million on the road by 2015. With sales for 2012 coming in at about 50,000, that million-car figure is a pipe dream. Consumers remain wary of the cars' limited range, higher price and the logistics of battery-charging. But for those who do own an electric car, at least there is the consolation that it's truly green, right? Not really.

 

For proponents such as the actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio, the main argument is that their electric cars—whether it's a $100,000 Fisker Karma (Mr. DiCaprio's ride) or a $28,000 Nissan Leaf—don't contribute to global warming. And, sure, electric cars don't emit carbon-dioxide on the road. But the energy used for their manufacture and continual battery charges certainly does—far more than most people realize.

 

A 2012 comprehensive life-cycle analysis in Journal of Industrial Ecology shows that almost half the lifetime carbon-dioxide emissions from an electric car come from the energy used to produce the car, especially the battery. The mining of lithium, for instance, is a less than green activity. By contrast, the manufacture of a gas-powered car accounts for 17% of its lifetime carbon-dioxide emissions. When an electric car rolls off the production line, it has already been responsible for 30,000 pounds of carbon-dioxide emission. The amount for making a conventional car: 14,000 pounds.

 

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We Ask Slate Readers: What Is the Most Pressing Issue Facing America Over the ... - Slate Magazine

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That is why the Copenhagen Consensus Center is launching the American Prosperity Consensus project in partnership with Slate.
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Paper Talk: Bayern unbeatable, Hart under threat, goalie howler, Ronaldo could ... - Courier Mail

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... howler and Joe Hart's place is under threat. It's all in Paper Talk. WHO NEEDS OZIL WHEN YOU HAVE DI MARIA?
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Lomborg's criticism of current renewables is hopelessly out of date - RenewEconomy

Lomborg's criticism of current renewables is hopelessly out of date RenewEconomy Some people, such as Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, Bjorn Lomborg, argue the best way to reduce emissions from energy production is to allocate most...
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Can the B-word beat malnutrition? | WFP

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The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) houses HarvestPlus, a programme that breeds varieties of sweet potato, cassava, plantain, corn, rice and other staples enriched with vitamin A, zinc and iron - the nutrients that the World Health Organization says people in developing countries are most deficient in.

 

Projects using these plants to tackle malnutrition are taking place across Asia and in Africa, including Mozambique and UGANDA...

 

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Bio-fortification technology was introduced to Africa several years ago, but take-up is expected to accelerate, with the involvement of not just governments, research institutes and nonprofits, but huge multinational corporations as well. Nestlé, for example, has long worked in micro-nutrient fortification and is now embracing bio-fortification, with plans to integrate vitamin A-enriched cassava and iron- and zinc-enriched rice varieties from Nigeria and Madagascar, respectively, into its future product lines.

 

In 2008, the Copenhagen Consensus identified bio-fortification as one of its top five solutions to global development challenges...

 

...Micronutrient deficiency is often called a "hidden hunger" because it goes unnoticed. "Stunting consequences are much more in-our-face. But problems appear with severe anaemia, or with vitamin A deficiency, that may cause children to become blind. Before that, you don't know how serious it can be," said Kinday Samba, the World Food Programme's (WFP) West Africa nutrition advisor.

 

High malnutrition and stunting rates "are normally accompanied by high deficiency in vitamins and anaemia," she added.


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New York Auto Show Revs Luxury, SUVs, Eco-Engine Cars

New York Auto Show Revs Luxury, SUVs, Eco-Engine Cars

The New York International Auto Show opens next Friday after a two-day press preview, with luxury vehicles and SUVs expected to garner some limelight, along with high-tech, energy-efficient engines. The all-new Cadillac CTS at the show and for sale ...
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ECO:nomics: Better Ways to Combat Climate Change?

Focusing on reducing emissions over the past 20 years has not yielded any results says Bj?rn Lomborg, Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center. Joel Kotkin, Distinguished Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University says we need ...
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Despite the unfortunate cold weather, there have been some small signs of Spring coming to Athens.College Green Magazine - Eco-news...
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New York Auto Show Revs Luxury, SUVs, Eco-Engine Cars

The New York International Auto Show opens next Friday after a two-day press preview, with luxury vehicles and SUVs expected to garner some limelight, along with high-tech, energy-efficient engines. The all-new Cadillac CTS at the show and for sale ...
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ECO:nomics: Better Ways to Combat Climate Change?

Focusing on reducing emissions over the past 20 years has not yielded any results says Bj?rn Lomborg, Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center. Joel Kotkin, Distinguished Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University says we need ...
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Photo Friday: Signs of Spring | College Green Magazine – Eco-news ...

Despite the unfortunate cold weather, there have been some small signs of Spring coming to Athens.College Green Magazine - Eco-news...
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Bjorn Lomborg: Natural Disasters and Climate Change - The Moral of Sandy

Environmentalists are focusing on reducing CO2 to avoid natural disasters. But it is cheaper and more effective to invest in infrastructure. When Sandy hit t...
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The Green Plate Special: Why Eating Meatless Isn't Just for Vegetarians - TakePart

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For various reasons—health, animal welfare, environmental concerns, and economics, just to name a few—Americans are cutting back on meat.

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Bjorn Lomborg: Green Cars Have a Dirty Little Secret

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In The Wall Street Journal, Bjorn Lomborg writes that producing and charging electric cars means heavy carbon-dioxide emissions.

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Not So Hot - By Bjorn Lomborg

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The new climate-change study getting all the headlines is deliberately misleading. Too bad so many in the media got fooled.

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In Wall Street Journal op-ed, Bjorn Lomborg urges delay with misleading stats

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This is a re-post from Climate Science Watch of an excellent debunking of a Bjorn Lomborg Wall Street Journal op-ed by Climate Nexus and the Climate Science Rapid Response Team (in PDF format here)

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Climate Activists Need to Dial Back on the Panic - TIME

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Daily Mail Climate Activists Need to Dial Back on the Panic TIME Economists including three Nobel laureates in the Copenhagen Consensus for Climate found that the smartest, long-term solution would be not to subsidize today's hugely inefficient...
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Investment in green technology the answer to climate change

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Climate Change: The future is in our hands - Lloyd's List (blog)

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I find it fascinating that the consensus around this has grown since 1995 from just 50%. The laws of physics ...
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Cost of Living (JB) - IcelandReview

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It's a daunting reality that nowadays it's even possible to buy a return flight to London or Copenhagen for the same price a family of four pays for the weekly grocery shopping.
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Earth Hour: Switching Off the Lights Sends the Wrong Message

On the evening of Saturday, March 23, people around the world are being asked by campaigners to switch off the lights for an hour to observe "Earth Hour". Pr...
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Don't blame climate change for extreme weather - Washington Post

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Bjørn Lomborg, an adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School, directs the Copenhagen Consensus Center.

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