59 - Bjørn Lomborg

59 - Bjørn Lomborg

Update: 2018-12-0833


I spoke December 7, 2018 with Bjørn Lomborg, author and President of Copenhagen Consensus Center, a singularly innovative and influential US-based think tank. Mr. Lomborg and his team have done the hard conceptual and empirical work necessary to turn good intentions for global improvement into implementable and economically efficient strategies. That's really saying something. They have, among other things, analyzed the UN Millenial goals (169 of them, which is far too many), prioritizing and rank-ordering them in terms of practical implementability and costs and benefits. Those who claim to truly care about the world's dispossessed could do far worse than to study the work of Lomborg.
Relevant links re: Lomborg:
One-page overview of rank-ordered developmental goals: https://bit.ly/2QEVQjz
A collection of articles outlining the most appropriate targets for education, health, gender, infrastructure, etc. https://bit.ly/2SxAcec
Where should we focus: Lomborg's commentary in Times of India: https://bit.ly/2B02eYL
The top 19 targets for world development: https://bit.ly/2zP52bs
TED talks:
On prioritization: https://bit.ly/2r9Ce8Q
On the cost of global problems: https://bit.ly/2EhuRF3 (also a book: https://bit.ly/2BxHnjc)
Make yourself smart and informed on climate and other issues of sustainability and development:
Cool It:
Film: https://amzn.to/2RIP6P1
Book: https://amzn.to/2EiPwIF
27 climate economists and 3 Nobel Laureates examine where a dollar can do the climate the most good: https://bit.ly/2BWSe4j
The Paris Accord: Minimal outcome, $1.2 trillion cost (https://bit.ly/2zfYweU): explained in a short video: https://bit.ly/2L43DST
How to make government smarter (with the specific example of recent developments in Bangladesh): https://bit.ly/2zJzSCc
Additional relevant links (JB Peterson):
My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life
12 Rules for Life Tour: Dates, Cities, and Venues: https://jordanbpeterson.com/events/
My first book: Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning
Dr. Jordan B Peterson Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/
Self Authoring Suite: http://selfauthoring.com/
Understand Myself personality test: http://understandmyself.com/
Blog: https://jordanbpeterson.com/blog/
Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-peterson-podcast
Reading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/great-books/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson
Comments (4)


What an incredible conversation! A prescription for doing the most good in the world is something all politicians should know about.

Feb 18th

Tarek Ayed

Hello there ! You really need to buy a microphone, it's not that expensive. But it seems to be a great initiative :)

Dec 15th

Ian Baxter

Really interesting conversation and I understood it all :-) I think the question of why climate change is is higher in people's consciousness, apart from the fact that it's very well reported, could just come down to "what's the point of doing these other things if we're all going to die anyway?" It seems a bit simplistic, but most people's rationalisations are simplistic.

Dec 14th

Thomas McCarty

Jordan: "Did we just become best friends!?!?" Bjorn: "YEP!"

Dec 10th








59 - Bjørn Lomborg

59 - Bjørn Lomborg