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Bjørn Lomborg

Bjørn Lomborg

Bjørn Lomborg is the director of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre and a visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School
The world gets better every day
The world gets better every day
It’s easy to form the view that the modern world is coming apart. We are confronted by an onslaught of negativity — frightening headlines,...
Good news, Chicken, the sky isn’t falling
Good news, Chicken, the sky isn’t falling
Humans are partial to bad news. Media outlets reflect and shape this preference, feeding us woe and panic. Long, slow, positive trends don’t make...
Violence against women and children costs SA $173bn
Violence against women and children costs SA $173bn
Violence holds a huge cost for our world. Globally the cost runs to more than 11% of the world's GDP. But this is not mostly about the highly...
Monitoring progress towards Sustainable Development Goals
Monitoring progress towards Sustainable Development Goals
Although the world has generally seen success with the 15-year-old Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – to halve the...
Millennium Development Goals expire next year ... What then?
Millennium Development Goals expire next year ... What then?
If you could come up with goals for the world to aspire to over the next 15 years, what would they be? What should we focus on?