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Ill Literacy, Episode IV: False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions (Guest: Bjørn Lomborg)

August 3, 2020

In Episode IV of the Ill Literacy podcast, Heartland’s Tim Benson talks with Dr. Bjørn Lomborg about his new book, “False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet.”

Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Dr. Bjørn Lomborg to discuss his book, False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet. They discuss how, contrary to what alarmists in media and academe will tell you, climate change really isn’t an “existential” threat to the planet, and they delve into the specifics. They chat about polar bears, hurricanes, droughts, flooding, wildfires, and how human innovation and adaption is already helping to mitigate climate damage. They also talk about the ineffectiveness of the Paris Agreement and how the Green New Deal is terrible policy.

Show Notes:

Financial Post: Bjorn Lomborg: As we begin our global climb out of the coronavirus depression, we shouldn’t start by letting bad green deals make us poorer

https://financialpost.com/opinion/bjorn-lomborg-as-we-begin-our-global-climb-out-of-the-coronavirus-depression-we-shouldnt-start-by-letting-bad-green-deals-make-us-poorer

Fortune: Climate change is important—but it shouldn’t distract us from other crucial problems

https://fortune.com/2020/07/14/climate-change-policy-priorities/

Hoover Institution:  Bjorn Lomborg Declares “False Alarm” on Climate Hysteria

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxWYglbtqnQ

Institute for Energy Research: Book Review: False Alarm by Bjørn Lomborg

https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/climate-change/book-review-false-alarm-by-bjorn-lomborg/

New York Post: How climate change alarmists are actually endangering the planet

https://nypost.com/2020/07/11/how-climate-change-alarmists-are-actually-damaging-the-planet/

Wall Street Journal: The Lockdown’s Lessons for Climate Activism

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-lockdowns-lessons-for-climate-activism-11594440061

Author
Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department.
TBenson@heartland.org @BenceAthwart