Dr Bjorn Lomborg (Czech Republic)

Bjorn Lomborg

Environmentalist, Author: Cool It and Skeptical Environmentalist, Director of the Copenhagen Consensus think tank

Deep Conversation:
‘Are You Ready for the Race to the Future?  At the starting line or still getting suited up?’ (November 27, 7.00-9.45pm)

Limits to Growth: still wrong, still influential (November 29, 9.00am)

Dr Lomborg researches the smartest ways to improve the environment and the world; Named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time Magazine; Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen Business School.

Dr Lomborg researches the smartest ways to improve the environment and the world. For this, he is named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time Magazine, one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st Century by Esquire magazine, one of the 50 people who could save the planet by the UK Guardian, and one of the top 100 public intellectuals by Foreign Policy (and one of the five “criminals against humanity, against planet Earth itself” in 2009 by the eco-magazine Grist, along with George W. Bush).

Lomborg writes for New York Times, Wall St. Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, the Economist, The Guardian, The Australian and many others, and his monthly column gets published in about 40 papers in 19 languages with more than 30 million readers.

Lomborg has appeared on David Letterman, Larry King, 20/20, 60 minutes, and many times on CNN, FOX, MSNBC, CNBC, BBC, BBC World,. He was featured in the movie “Cool it”, by Sundance Award Winning Director Ondi Timoner.

He is an Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen Business School and regularly works with many of the world’s top economists, including 7 Nobel Laureates. His think tank, the Copenhagen Consensus Center, was ranked by the University of Pennsylvania as one of the world’s “Top 25 Environmental Think Tanks”.

Twitter: @BjornLomborg