Bjorn Lomborg, Climate Skeptic, Has a Change of Heart
Controversial climate change skeptic Bjorn Lomborg will call global warming “a challenge humanity must confront” and push for a massive global financial investment to confront this issue, according to The Guardian. The Danish academic, whose change in position just happens to be timed with the release of his new book, has for years criticized climate science and dismissed calls for spending large sums to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the near term.
“Investing $100bn annually would mean that we could essentially resolve the climate change problem by the end of this century,” Lomborg’s book says, according to The Guardian.
Lomborg’s change of heart is already getting a lot of attention. But it seems unlikely to have a substantial impact on, say, the U.S. Congress, which for years has tried and failed to pass cap-and-trade legislation, despite ample warning of the dangers of climate change.