Professor in Statistics, Economist and Environmentalist
Danish scientist, author, and professor at the Copenhagen Business School, Bjørn Lomborg sparked a controversial debate with his 2001 best-selling book, The Skeptical Environmentalist. In the book, Lomborg argues that many of the costly measures advised and enacted by scientists and policy makers will have little impact on the world’s rising temperature. Lomborg challenges established solutions to global warming, suggesting instead that other environmental and global problems deserve our focus, like AIDS, malaria, and malnutrition. For his work, he has been called one of the “50 people who could save the planet” by The Guardian in 2008, a “Top 100 Global Thinker” by Foreign Policy, and one of the TIME 100 in 2004, for being “One of the most influential people in the world today.