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So it's mainly a question of helping the Third World
by Bjorn Lomborg

So it's mainly a question of helping the Third World
overcome the effects of global warming.
- Bjorn Lomborg

The fact that we're catching more fish per person than
we've ever done before doesn't mean that there are
not particular places where we've managed fisheries badly.
- Bjorn Lomborg

My suggestion is that we should first work to ensure
the Third World has clean drinking water and sanitation.
- Bjorn Lomborg

I really try to say things as they basically are and
it so happens that it is a good message that things are getting better,
but there are still problems.
- Bjorn Lomborg

 

On average, global warming is not going to harm the developing world.
- Bjorn Lomborg

Just because there is a problem doesn't mean that we have to solve it,
if the cure is going to be more expensive than the original ailment.
- Bjorn Lomborg

The Kyoto treaty has an estimated cost of between US$150 and $350 billion a year,
starting in 2010.
- Bjorn Lomborg

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The obvious issue is providing clean drinking water
and sanitation to every single human being on earth
at the cost of little more than one year of the Kyoto treaty.
- Bjorn Lomborg

Of course, the world is full of problems.
But on the other hand it's important to get the sense...
are we generally moving in the right direction or the wrong direction?
- Bjorn Lomborg

Obviously any group that has to have funding also needs
to get attention to their issues.
- Bjorn Lomborg

Even if I was a bad right wing guy, to the extent of
whether my arguments are right or wrong,
they're right or wrong independently if I'm right or left.
- Bjorn Lomborg

It seems incontrovertible to me that there is a global
warming effect and that it is going to be serious,
probably not in the amount of, say, six degrees warming,
but it's likely that we'll get two to three degrees
warming and that will be serious enough.
- Bjorn Lomborg

The second thing is, if you want to do something about global warming,
you have to think much more long-term.
There is something wrong with saying we should start using renewables now,
while they are still incredibly expensive.
- Bjorn Lomborg

There is no doubt that we should take solar radiation into account.
We have seen ground temperatures rising since 1975,
and it is important to know to what extent that has
been caused by the sun or by carbon dioxide.
- Bjorn Lomborg

We have to be aware that the scientific community throws
up tons of different hypotheses and at a certain point
we'll find out who was right and who was wrong.
But we have to go with the best information right now,
which I would claim to be the IPCC reports.
- Bjorn Lomborg

Think on a 50-year scale, which is a much more natural
time-scale for global warming.
The US is right now spending about 200 million dollars
annually on research into renewable energy.
- Bjorn Lomborg

When a business group tells us there is nothing wrong with the environment,
naturally they may have good arguments,
but we are also sceptical, because we know that they
have an interest in these things.
- Bjorn Lomborg

But this is an occupational hazard of being a scientist.
You say this is the best information I have and then
you realize that not everyone is going to read the
footnotes or the whole book,
so people are going to get the wrong impression.
- Bjorn Lomborg

A review was published in Nature, very scathing,
essentially calling me incompetent, though they didn't use that word.
I am putting a reply on my Web site in a few days,
where I go through their arguments, paragraph by paragraph.
- Bjorn Lomborg

I think it's great that we have organisations like Greenpeace.
In a pluralistic society, we want to have people who
point out all the problems that the Earth could encounter.
But we need to understand that they are not presenting a full and rounded view.
- Bjorn Lomborg

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock

Life does not consist mainly,
or even largely, of facts or happenings.
It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts
that is forever flowing through one's head.
- Mark Twain

I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly
for the purpose of diddling with his computer.
- Dave Barry

The tunes, rhythms, and messages are drawn mainly from secular culture.
- Richard Morris

Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction.
Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I am not the archetypal leading man.
This is mainly for one reason: as you may have noticed,
I have no hair.
- Patrick Stewart

It was more freeing, mainly because he's so free anyway.
He just is in his performance.
So to mimic someone doing a free performance,
well, that's pretty freeing within itself.
- Michael Welch

I play a lot of charity golf mainly.
I'm a bandit 18 if I play two or three times a week.
- Eric Bristow

I must assert in the most unqualified way that it is
primarily and mainly for the sake of saving the soul
that I seek the salvation of the body.
- William Booth

I had therefore, no hesitation in giving all the information I had,
even though occasionally I tried to concentrate mainly
on giving information about the results of my own work.
- Klaus Fuchs

One should judge a man mainly from his depravities.
Virtues can be faked.
Depravities are real.
- Klaus Kinski

My biggest successes were mainly in the pop market during the 80s.
- Juice Newton

This season is a lot funnier, not as dark,
mainly because, well, she has accepted the fact that she is dead.
She knows she cannot go back to where she was when she was alive.
- Ellen Muth

What I believe in touches many aspects of religious and spiritual thought.
Mainly I'm influenced and inspired by the eastern yogi's aspect of mysticism,
Which is, I think, the future.
- Dave Davies

I grew up with an artist father, and my parents' friends
were also mainly artists or writers,
so he connects what I do with his example.
- Jonathan Lethem

I turned down some movies that were quite good.
mainly on the basis of taste.
- Dick Van Dyke

The philosophy of the wisest man that ever existed,
is mainly derived from the act of introspection.
- William Godwin

The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God;
the moral philosopher as contrary to reasonableness.
- Thomas Aquinas

I was born in 1942, so I was mainly aware of Howard
Hughes' name on RKO Radio Pictures.
- Martin Scorsese

The progress of society is mainly the improvement in
the condition of the workingmen of the world.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

I was very young at the time, and I mainly appreciated their vocal qualities,
even though I was already living as they did -
as black performers in a white world.
- Bobby Short

For me, unemployment and poverty in the Greater Montreal
area is not mainly a problem of structure,
or design, or statistics.
It is a profoundly human situation.
- Kim Campbell

My mother would read aloud to my father and me in the evening.
She read mainly travel books.
- Beverly Cleary

Pure mathematics is on the whole distinctly more useful than applied.
For what is useful above all is technique,
and mathematical technique is taught mainly through pure mathematics.
- G. H. Hardy

Before the commercial ventures, Linux tended to be rather hard to set up,
because most of the developers were motivated mainly by their own interests.
- Linus Torvalds

This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish.
Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage
of coal and fish at the same time.
- Aneurin Bevan

I suspect that writer's block afflicts mainly people
who have some stable and ample source of income outside of writing.
So far it hasn't been a problem.
- Fred Saberhagen

Your success depends mainly upon what you think of
yourself and whether you believe in yourself.
- William J. H. Boetcker

I became quite successful very young,
and it was mainly because I was so enthusiastic and
I just worked so hard at it.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Mainly what I learned from Buddy...
was an attitude.
He loved music, and he taught me that it shouldn't have any barriers to it.
- Waylon Jennings

It seemed to me you could do anything in comics.
So I started doing my thing, which is mainly influenced by novelists,
stand-up comedians, that sort of thing.
- Harvey Pekar

In the late '70s I started to search for the perfect sound -
whatever that might be,
before that I was mainly interested in drugs,
insanity and the rock'n'roll lifestyle.
- Lou Reed

For what I wrote that started this whole controversy,
I deserved to be criticized, and I felt bad about writing it.
I felt bad mainly as a writer and a thinker.
- Gregg Easterbrook

The people among which I lived - and yet live,
mainly - made their living from cotton,
wheat, cattle, oil, with the usual percentage of business
men and professional men.
- Robert E. Howard

In my schooling through high school,
I excelled mainly in chemistry,
physics and mathematics.
- James Rainwater

Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course...
the space between your ears.
- Bobby Jones

The history of saints is mainly the history of insane people.
- Benito Mussolini

For us music is mainly part of the entertainment world and is often a luxury.
- Wim Wenders

The knowledge of the ancient languages is mainly a luxury.
- John Bright

Bill Clinton's foreign policy experience stems mainly
from having breakfast at the International House of Pancakes.
- Pat Buchanan

The first half of life is spent mainly in finding out
who we are through seeing ourselves in our interaction with others.
- June Singer

Mainly, I thought of Barney as a kid.
You can always look into the faces of kids and see what they're thinking,
if they're happy or sad.
That's what I tried to do with Barney.
- Don Knotts

It is our less conscious thoughts and our less conscious
actions which mainly mould our lives and the lives
of those who spring from us.
- Samuel Butler

I chose Sony Classics, not just because of their practical experience,
not just because of their wisdom in marketing,
but mainly because of their integrity.
- Arthur Cohn

War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
- Winston Churchill

Even as voters, we try to keep up with the guys as much as possible,
mainly through television or ESPN.
- Marcus Allen

I was buying Bob Dylan mainly, everything I could get hold of by him.
- Robyn Hitchcock

I am a lefty, though I bat right-handed...
When I was a kid I pitched, played first,
outfield and shortstop as well.
Now it's mainly softball with some friends.
- Josh Charles

I think a major cause of present Asian economic difficulties that mainly come from,
you know, lack of market economy.
- Kim Dae Jung

When I first came to the United States in 1956 I fell in love with things -
mainly the vitality and the freedoms.
- Harold Evans

The career of a politician mainly consists in making
one part of the nation do what it does not want to do,
in order to please and satisfy the other part of the nation.
- Auberon Herbert


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