Lomborg-errors

Quotes about Lomborg
 
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Rajendra K. Pachauri, head of IPCC:
"What is the difference between Lomborg's view of humanity and Hitler's? You cannot treat people like cattle. You must respect the diversity of cultures on earth. Lomborg thinks of people like numbers. He thinks it would be cheaper just to evacuate people from the Maldives, rather than trying to prevent world sea levels from rising so that island groups like the Maldives or Tuvalu just disappear into the sea. But where's the respect for people in that? People have a right to live and die in the place where their forefathers have lived and died.  If you were to accept Lomborg's way of thinking, then maybe what Hitler did was the right thing." Rajendra K. Pachauri, head of IPCC.

Interview in the Danish Newspaper Jyllandsposten, April 21st 2004.

Gary Yohe, professor of economics, lead author of several IPCC report chapters, contributor to Copenhagen Consensus 2008:
" . . as one of the authors of the Copenhagen Consensus Project's principal climate paper, I can say with certainty that Lomborg is misrepresenting our findings thanks to a highly selective memory."
Article in The Guardian, August 22nd 2008.


Stefan Rahmstorf, climate scientist and oceanographer at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research:
"And it is telling that he then goes on to draw an "inescapable" conclusion about a slow-down of sea level rise from just four years of data. This is another well-worn debating trick: confuse the public about the underlying trend by focusing on short-term fluctuations. It's like claiming spring won't come if there is a brief cold snap in April."
Rebuttal in The Guardian of Lomborg´s claim that sea level is not steadily rising, March 9th 2009.

Claudia Kemfert and Roger Pielke, international experts having contributed to "Copenhagen Consensus on Climate" in 2009:
"However, in the case of the Copenhagen Consensus on Climate Change, we think that Bjorn Lomborg and his distinguished economists have muddled rather than clarified discussion of climate policy options, for at least three reasons . . "
Roger Pielke´s blog, September 22nd 2009.

Thomas E. Lovejoy, conservation biologist, in the preface to H. Friel´s The Lomborg Deception, March 2010:
"I do recall at the time that fellow conservation biologists attending a Lomborg talk would correct his science, only to find the same assertions made in subsequent talks as if the corrections had never occurred."