Why the World is Failing at Fixing Climate Change
Assumptions about climate change's devastating effects are often built on a misunderstanding of the data and lead us to the wrong responses, Bjørn Lomborg argues.
About This Event
In November, the 26th United Nations Climate Conference (COP26) will set a new global agenda for tackling climate change. The presence of the world's most powerful leaders at COP26 and the elevation of climate change to the top of President Biden's agenda in the United States demonstrate just how seriously many governments and their citizens now take climate change. But what assumptions guide decision-making on climate goals and will new policies produce the right outcomes? Bjorn Lomborg offers a critical perspective on the climate agenda.
Copies of Bjørn Lomborg’s 2020 book False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet are available to purchase from The Book Cellar.
About the Speakers
President, Copenhagen Consensus Center
Dr. Bjørn Lomborg serves as president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center—a think-tank that researches the smartest ways to do good—as well as visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He's the author of False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet, and was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.