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Copenhagen Consensus Center

February 1, 2010

Just got an update from the Bjorn Lomborg fan page on Facebook saying he’s got a new thing on his website, so thought I’d share.

Check out the Copenhagen Consensus Center via www.fixtheclimate.com 🙂

Here’s Lomborg’s opening message:

Welcome to FixTheClimate.com, the Copenhagen Consensus on Climate project.

Global warming is real, it is caused by man-made CO2 emissions, and we need to do something about it. But we don’t need action that makes us feel good. We need action that actually does good.

For almost 20 years, from Rio to Kyoto to Copenhagen, we’ve been wasting time, pursuing the failed strategy of cutting carbon-dioxide emissions. Promises of short-term carbon cuts haven’t worked because implementing them is extremely expensive and ineffective: alternative energy technologies are far from ready to take over. To ensure that they are ready, we should instead invest 0.2% of GDP in green research and development, which the research you can read at this site shows is a far smarter option.

The solution is not to make fossil fuels more expensive; the solution is to make alternative energy cheaper.

 – Bjørn Lomborg

Mel

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