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Bjørn Lomborg (born January 6, 1965) is an Adjunct Professor at the Copenhagen Business School, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre and a former director of the Environmental Assessment Institute in Copenhagen. Events 1066 - Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England. 1205 - Philip of Swabia becomes King Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe Events 1066 - Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England. 1205 - Philip of Swabia becomes King Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. Copenhagen Business School, also known as CBS, is one of the three largest business schools in Northern Europe and is situated in Copenhagen, Denmark Environmental Assessment Institute (EAI (Institut for Miljøvurdering is an independent body under the Danish Ministry of the Environment He became internationally-known for his best-selling and controversial book The Skeptical Environmentalist. The Skeptical Environmentalist Measuring the Real State of the World ( Danish: Verdens Sande Tilstand, literal translation The Real State of
In 2002, Lomborg and the Environmental Assessment Institute founded the Copenhagen Consensus, which sought to establish priorities for advancing global welfare using methodologies based on the theory of welfare economics. Copenhagen Consensus is a project that seeks to establish priorities for advancing global welfare using methodologies based on the theory of Welfare economics. Welfare economics is a branch of Economics that uses microeconomic techniques to simultaneously determine Allocative efficiency within an economy and the
Bjørn Lomborg spent a year as an undergraduate at the University of Georgia, earned a Master's degree in political science at the University of Aarhus in 1991, and a Ph. The University of Georgia ( UGA) is a public research University located in Athens, Georgia, the oldest and largest of the Political science is a branch of Social sciences that deals with the theory and practice of Politics and the description and analysis of Political systems Aarhus Universitet or the University of Aarhus is the second largest University in Denmark (after the University of Copenhagen) based in D. at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen in 1994. The University of Copenhagen (Københavns Universitet is the oldest and largest University and research institution in Denmark.
He lectured in statistics in the Department of Political Science at the University of Aarhus, as an assistant professor (1994–1996) and associate professor (1997–2005). Statistics is a mathematical science pertaining to the collection analysis interpretation or explanation and presentation of Data. The meaning of the word professor ( Latin: professor, person who professes to be an expert in some art or science teacher of highest rank) varies The meaning of the word professor ( Latin: professor, person who professes to be an expert in some art or science teacher of highest rank) varies For this reason he has been repeatedly referred to as statistician in the media, although his degree credentials do not support that characterization. He left the University of Aarhus in February 2005 and in May of that year, became an Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen Business School. The meaning of the word professor ( Latin: professor, person who professes to be an expert in some art or science teacher of highest rank) varies Copenhagen Business School, also known as CBS, is one of the three largest business schools in Northern Europe and is situated in Copenhagen, Denmark
In 1996, Lomborg's paper, "Nucleus and Shield: Evolution of Social Structure in the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma", was published in the academic journal, American Sociological Review. An academic journal is a peer-reviewed Periodical in which scholarship relating to a particular Academic discipline is published The American Sociological Review is the flagship Journal of the American Sociological Association (ASA  This was followed by his most famous book, The Skeptical Environmentalist, whose English translation was published as a work in environmental economics by Cambridge University Press in 2001. Environmental economics is a subfield of Economics concerned with environmental issues He later edited Global Crises, Global Solutions, which presented the first conclusions of the Copenhagen Consensus, published in 2004 by the Cambridge University Press. Copenhagen Consensus is a project that seeks to establish priorities for advancing global welfare using methodologies based on the theory of Welfare economics. In 2007, he authored a next book entitled "Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming"
His professional areas of interest include: the simulation of strategies in collective action dilemmas, simulation of party behavior in proportional voting systems, use of surveys in public administration, and use of statistics in the environmental arena. Collective action is the pursuit of a goal or set of goals by more than one person An ethical dilemma is a situation that will often involve an apparent conflict between Moral imperatives in which to obey one would result in transgressing another A political party is a Political organization that seeks to attain and maintain political power within Government, usually by participating in electoral Party-list proportional representation systems are a family of Voting systems used in multiple-winner Elections (e Public administration can be broadly described as the development implementation and study of branches of government Policy. The environmental movement, a term that includes the conservation and green movements is a diverse scientific social and Political movement for
In 1998, Lomborg published four articles about the state of the environment in the leading Danish newspaper Politiken, which according to him "resulted in a firestorm debate spanning over 400 articles in major metropolitan newspapers. The Skeptical Environmentalist Measuring the Real State of the World ( Danish: Verdens Sande Tilstand, literal translation The Real State of Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) An essay is usually a short piece of writing It is often written from an author's personal point of view. See also Natural environment The '''biophysical''' environment is the symbiosis between the physical environment and the Biological This article is about the Danish paper Politiken For the Swedish paper Politiken see Folkets Dagblad Politiken. "
In 2001, he attained significant attention by publishing The Skeptical Environmentalist, a controversial book whose main thesis is that many of the most-publicized claims and predictions of environmentalists are exaggerated. This is a list of controversial non-fiction books aimed at the general reader which discuss controversial issues or have been (or were at the time of writing discussed for other reasons Environmentalism is a broad philosophy and Social movement centered on a concern for the conservation and improvement of the environment.
After the book's publication, members of the Danish and international scientific community accused Lomborg of "scientific dishonesty". These allegations were investigated by appropriate arms of the Danish government and in the end, no official charges were left standing. However, there are scientists who remain critical of Lomborg's work. 
After the publication of The Skeptical Environmentalist, Lomborg was accused of scientific dishonesty. Several environmental scientists brought a total of three complaints against Lomborg to the Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty (DCSD), a body under Denmark's Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. The Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty ( Danish: Udvalgene vedrørende Videnskabelig Uredelighed, or UVVU) are a set of three committees under the The charges claimed that The Skeptical Environmentalist contained deliberately misleading data and flawed conclusions. Due to the similarity of the complaints, the DCSD decided to proceed on the three cases under one investigation.
On January 6, 2003 the DCSD reached a decision on the complaints. Events 1066 - Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England. 1205 - Philip of Swabia becomes King Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. The ruling was a mixed message, deciding the book to be scientifically dishonest, but Lomborg himself not guilty because of lack of expertise in the fields in question:
The DCSD cited The Skeptical Environmentalist for:
On February 13, 2003, Lomborg filed a complaint against the DCSD's decision, with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MSTI), which has oversight over the DSCD. Events 1258 - Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed
On December 17, 2003, the Ministry annulled the decision made by DCSD. Events 546 - Gothic War (535–554: The Ostrogoths of King Totila Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. In doing so, MSTI cited several procedural errors, including:
The Ministry remitted the case to the DCSD. In doing so the Ministry indicated that it regarded the DCSD's previous findings of scientific dishonesty in regard to the book as invalid.  The Ministry also instructed the DCSD to decide whether to reinvestigate.
On March 12, 2004, the Committee formally decided not to act further on the complaints, reasoning that renewed scrutiny would, in all likelihood, result in the same conclusion. Events 538 - Witiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " 
The original DCSD decision about Lomborg provoked a petition among Danish academics. A petition is a request to change some thing most commonly made to a government official or public entity 308 scientists, many of them from the social sciences, criticised the DCSD's methods in the case and called for the DCSD to be disbanded.  The Danish Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation then asked the Danish Research Agency to form an independent working group to review DCSD practices.  In response to this, another group of Danish scientists collected over 600 signatures (primarily from the medical and natural sciences community) in support of the DCSD and presented their petition to the Danish Research Agency. 
The rulings of the Danish authorities in 2003-2004 left Lomborg's critics frustrated. Lomborg was jubilant, claiming vindication as a result of MSTI's decision to set aside the original finding of DCSD.
A Dutch think tank, HAN, Heidelberg Appeal the Netherlands, published a report in which they claimed 25 out of 27 accusations against Lomborg to be unsubstantiated or not to the point. A think tank (also called a policy institute) is an organization institute corporation or group that conducts Research and engages in advocacy in areas such The Heidelberg Appeal, authored by Michel Salomon and signed by a number of Scientists is a statement decrying "an irrational ideology which is opposed  A group of scientists with relation to this think tank also published an article in 2005 in the Journal of Information Ethics, in which they concluded that most criticism against Lomborg was unjustified, and that the scientific community misused their authority to suppress Lomborg.
The claim that the accusations against Lomborg were unjustified was challenged in the next issue of Journal of Information Ethics by Kåre Fog, one of the original plaintiffs. Fog reasserted his contention that, despite the ministry's decision, most of the accusations against Lomborg were valid. He also rejected what he called "the Galileo hypothesis", which he describes as the conception that Lomborg is just a brave young man confronting old-fashioned opposition.
Kåre Fog has established a catalogue of criticisms against Lomborg on the Lomborg-errors website.  Fog maintains the catalogue, which includes a section for each page in each chapter in The Skeptical Environmentalist. In each section, Fog lists and details what he believes to be flaws and errors in Lomborg's work. Fog explicitly indicates if there are any details which he believes support the interpretation that the particular error may have been made deliberately by Lomborg, in order to mislead. Lomborg has on numerous occasions commented and defended himself against Kåre Fog's critique. Most exceedingly in the web-book "Godhedens Pris" (English summary version: see: http://lomborg.com/publications/the_skeptical_enviromentalist/critique/) where the critique is taken one-by-one on 159 pages. 
In March 2002, the newly elected center-right prime minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, appointed Lomborg to run Denmark's new Environmental Assessment Institute (EAI). This article is about the government position For other uses see Prime Minister (disambiguation. Anders Fogh Rasmussen (⁽ˈ⁾ɑnɐs foˀ ˈʀɑsmusn̩, informally known as Anders Fogh ( ˈfoːˀ ⁽ˈ⁾ɑnɐs ˈfɔʊ̯ˀ or simply Fogh, (born January Environmental Assessment Institute (EAI (Institut for Miljøvurdering is an independent body under the Danish Ministry of the Environment On June 22 2004, Lomborg announced his decision to resign from this post to go back to the University of Aarhus, saying his work at the Institute was done and that he could better serve the public debate from the academic sector.
In 2002, Lomborg and the Environmental Assessment Institute founded the Copenhagen Consensus, which sought to establish priorities for advancing global welfare using methodologies based on the theory of welfare economics. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Copenhagen Consensus is a project that seeks to establish priorities for advancing global welfare using methodologies based on the theory of Welfare economics. "The world " is a proper noun for the planet Earth envisioned from an Anthropocentric or Human Worldview, as a place Welfare economics is a branch of Economics that uses microeconomic techniques to simultaneously determine Allocative efficiency within an economy and the A panel of prominent economists was assembled to evaluate and rank a series of problems. Economics is the social science that studies the production distribution, and consumption of goods and services. The project was funded largely by the Danish government, and co-sponsored by The Economist. The Economist is an English-language weekly news and International affairs publication owned by The Economist Newspaper Ltd and edited in London A book summarizing the conclusions, Global Crises, Global Solutions, edited by Lomborg, was published in October 2004 by Cambridge University Press. Global Crises Global Solutions (ISBN 0-521-60614-4 is a Book presenting the methodology economic papers and conclusions of the first Copenhagen Consensus Cambridge University Press (known colloquially as CUP is a Publisher given a Royal Charter by Henry VIII in 1534
Lomborg's book published in October 2007 'Solutions for the World's Biggest Problems' by Cambridge University Press offers non-conventional reasoning, including suggesting the legalisation of drugs. Leading economists find solutions to the Worlds 23 biggest problems from battling AIDs/HIV and Malaria to combating air pollution. It also offers a unique free software enabling the reader to calculate their own cost-benefit analysis.
Bjørn Lomborg has also recently authored Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming, which is a new and controversial examination of global warming and the measures being taken to combat it. Cool It The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming is a book by the Danish political scientist and author Bjørn Lomborg.
The book argues that, while global warming is a genuine concern, the problem needs to be dealt with in a responsible way. He suggests that the solutions currently suggested by Kyoto etc. are both prohibitively expensive, and therefore will not be followed-through, but even if they were fully implemented, they would result in only a minuscule change, perhaps slowing global warming by only 5 years or so, by even the most optimistic predictions.
Lomborg maintains that there can be no ten-year quick-fix solution, that climate change is a 100-year problem. Lomborg explains why his research has led him to believe that other strategies like environmental R&D or combating aids/HIV and Malaria would yield a much higher benefit to the planet for lesser investment of the world’s financial resources. He argues for the need to utilize a cost-benefit analysis of measures proposed to tackle global warming and other global problems. Cost-benefit analysis is a term that refers both to a formal discipline used to help appraise or assess the case for a Project or proposal which itself is
Lomborg argues that spending even a fraction of the cost of Kyoto (for example - . 5% of GDP) on actual research needed to advance environmental solutions, alternate fuels, clean vehicles, etc. would result in a much higher reduction in global warming, and it would be politically feasible to secure such funding, unlike Kyoto.
This puts Lomborg's book at odds with the 2006 Stern Review, which concludes that by investing one percent of global GDP it would be possible to avoid the worst effects of climate change and that failure to do so could damage global GDP by up to twenty percent, possibly resulting in the greatest and widest-ranging market failure ever seen. The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change is a 700-page report released on October 30, 2006 by economist Lord Stern of Brentford for the The Stern Review is the largest report to date on the economics of global warming.
Recently, the United Nations has appointed Lomborg to draft a prioritized list over the world's problems.
Lomborg is openly gay and a vegetarian. Closeted Coming out (that is " coming out of the closet " describes the voluntary public announcement of one's Sexual orientation and/or Gender identity In the English language, gay is an Adjective that in modern usage refers to Homosexuality. Vegetarianism is the practice of a diet that excludes Meat (including game and slaughter by-products Fish (including Shellfish and other sea  As a public figure he has been a participant in information campaigns in Denmark about homosexuality, and states that "Being a public gay is to my view a civic responsibility. It's important to show that the width of the gay world cannot be described by a tired stereotype, but goes from leather gays on parade-wagons to suit-and-tie yuppies on the direction floor, as well as everything in between"
In November 2001, Lomborg was selected "Global Leader for Tomorrow" by the World Economic Forum. The World Economic Forum (WEF is a Geneva -based Non-profit foundation best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland In June 2002, BusinessWeek named Lomborg one of the "50 Stars of Europe" (June 17), in the category of Agenda Setters. BusinessWeek is a business Magazine published by McGraw-Hill. The magazine noted, "No matter what they think of his views, nobody denies that Bjorn Lomborg has shaken the environmental movement to its core. " Lomborg was selected as one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people of 2004. Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and In 2007 Lomborg was named one of the "50 people who could save the planet" by the UK newspaper The Guardian.
After the release of The Skeptical Environmentalist in 2001, Lomborg was subjected to intense scrutiny and criticism in the media, where his scientific qualifications and integrity were both attacked and defended. The news media refers to the section of the Mass media that focuses on presenting current News to the public The verdict of the Danish Committees for Scientific Dishonesty fueled this debate and brought it into the spotlight of international mass media. "Popular press" redirects here note that the University of Wisconsin Press publishes under the imprint "The Popular Press" By the end of 2003 Lomborg had become an international celebrity, with frequent appearances on radio, TV and print media around the world.
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