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Bjorn Lomborg on the Key to Overcoming the Effects of Climate Change


Published December 16, 2020

In the 1800s, oil from whales led to demand that drove its population almost to extinction. Commercial interest in whaling only declined when oil was found in Pennsylvania. History shows us that innovation, not good intentions, will be the key to overcoming climate change.

This video’s audio is excerpted from Bjorn Lomborg’s lecture “Smarter Climate Change Policy” from the Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp.

Additional Resources:

  • Watch “Smarter Climate Change Policy with Bjorn Lomborg,” on PolicyEd. Available here.
  • Listen to “Bjorn Lomborg on the Costs and Benefits of Attacking Climate Change” via Econ Talk. Available here.
  • Watch “Bjorn Lomborg Declares ‘False Alarm’ on Climate Hysteria,” via Uncommon Knowledge. Available here.