Environment

Bjorn Lomborg asks, Why worry about global warming?

Bjorn Lomborg has a bone to pick with environmentalists, and he’s not afraid to let us know about it. In two recent articles in the British press, Dr. Lomborg argues that global warming is both overblown and a waste of money, when there are global concerns both more pressing and less costly to tackle. Instead, he insists that “instead of trying to cut CO2 emissions, we should focus on dramatically increasing the funding into energy research and development. What matters is getting low-cost low-carbon technology available faster.”

Watch Bjorn Lomborg’s talk on TED.com, where he suggests we tackle the world’s most critical issues — in order.