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Bjorn Lomborg Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An unsolicited suggestion is
undistinguishable from a criticism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
- W. Clement Stone

Any suggestion that I'm writing about political operatives
because I'm interested in political operatives misses the entire point.
- Bob Woodward

The idea of bringing young people up to Literature
is doubtless calculated to raise the eyebrows almost
as much as the suggestion of bringing them up to the Stage.
- James Payn

May I make a suggestion, hoping it is not an impertinence? Write it down:
write down what you feel.
It is sometimes a wonderful help in misery.
- Robertson Davies

Anyone can negatively criticize - it is the cheapest
of all comment because it requires not a modicum of
the effort that suggestion requires.
- Chuck Jones

There may be something to the suggestion about the
pace of technological change intimidating writers,
though - it's been awfully hard to keep ahead of real developments.
- Stanley Schmidt

You know what it's like to persuade a pigheaded child
to do something they don't want to.
If they hear the same suggestion from someone else,
they'll go right off and do it.
- Mary Wesley

The Ten Commandments were not a suggestion.
- Pat Riley

At Johnny's suggestion I pursued a career in radio
that eventually brought me to Los Angeles.
- Randy West

A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes.
It is innocent, unless found guilty.
A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe.
It is guilty, until found effective.
- Edward Teller

A suggestion had been made to me looking toward a professorship in some Western college,
but after due consideration, I declined to consider the matter.
- Simon Newcomb

The susceptibility of the average modern to pictorial
suggestion enables advertising to exploit his lessened power of judgment.
- Johan Huizinga

I'm also interested in the modern suggestion that you
can have a combination of love and sex in a marriage -
which no previous society has ever believed.
- Alain de Botton

The other part of our proposal that gets the 'dittoheads'
upset is our suggestion that the commercial radio station
owners either play by the rules or pay.
In other words, if they don't want to be subject to
local criticism of how they are meeting their license obligations,
they should pay to support public broadcasters who
will operate on behalf of the local community.
- Mark Lloyd

Of all the nasty outcomes predicted for women's liberation...
none was more alarming, from a feminist point of view,
than the suggestion that women would eventually become just like men.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

I want to give the audience a hint of a scene.
No more than that.
Give them too much and they won't contribute anything themselves.
Give them just a suggestion and you get them working with you.
That's what gives the theater meaning:
when it becomes a social act.
- Orson Welles

Perhaps most ridiculous of all is the suggestion that
we 'keep' our radioactive garbage for the use of our descendants.
This 'solution', I think, requires an immediate poll
of the next 20,000 generations.
- David R. Brower

There is no more reason why the features belonging
to a picture should be distorted for the purpose of
such imaginative suggestion than that the poet's metaphors
should spoil his words for the ordinary uses of man.
- William H. Hunt

When people approach you angrily, you take them very seriously,
and, if you're like me, with the faint suggestion that you can be angry too,
and that you would like to know what the shooting is about.
- Harry Stack Sullivan

The Democrats just don't have a foreign policy that
they're willing to defend,
that they're willing to use to take down the president's.
We're dealing with the power of suggestion here.
- Chris Matthews

For as long as I care to remember, religion,
like the striptease, has always been a display of the power of suggestion.
Like the Virgin Birth, it has all too often supported an immaculate deception.
- Bernard Katz

No other people have a government more worthy of their
respect and love or a land so magnificent in extent,
so pleasant to look upon, and so full of generous suggestion to enterprise and labor.
- Benjamin Harrison

The Maria Mayer shell model suggestion in 1949 was
a great triumph and fitted my belief that a nuclear
shell model should represent a proper approach to understanding nuclear structure.
- James Rainwater

A state that suppresses all freedom of speech,
and which by imposing the most terrible punishments,
treats each and every attempt at criticism,
however morally justified, and every suggestion for
improvement as plotting to high treason,
is a state that breaks an unwritten law.
- Kurt Huber

During this time I had the singular good fortune of
being able to discuss the problem constantly with Einstein.
Some experiments done at Einstein's suggestion yielded
no decisively new result.
- Walther Bothe

Of course as children, we all, in all cultures and societies,
learn behavior from observation, imitation,
and encouragement of various kinds.
So by the suggestion made, we all 'pretend' most of the time.
- Gary Gygax

From a scientific perspective there is some indication
that a nuclear war could deplete the earth's ozone layer or,
less likely, could bring on a new Ice Age -
but there is no suggestion that either the created
order or mankind would be destroyed in the process.
- Herman Kahn

The progress of the natural sciences in modern times
has of course so much exceeded all expectations that
any suggestion that there may be some limits to it
is bound to arouse suspicion.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

A society that has made "nostalgia" a marketable commodity
on the cultural exchange quickly repudiates the suggestion
that life in the past was in any important way better than life today.
- Christopher Lasch

My suggestion is that at each state the proper order
of operation of the mind requires an overall grasp
of what is generally known,
not only in formal logical, mathematical terms,
but also intuitively, in images, feelings,
poetic usage of language, etc.
- David Bohm

Unsolicited Advice Is Always Meddling.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To offer a man unsolicited advice is to presume that
he doesn't know what to do or that he can't do it on his own.
- John Gray

Generally speaking, when a woman offers unsolicited
advice or tries to help a man,
she has no idea of how critical and unloving he may sound to him.
- John Gray

More and more, unsolicited gifts from without are likely
to be received with unconscious resentment.
- Edward Sapir

Agents are essential, because publishers will not read unsolicited manuscripts.
- Jackie Collins

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
- Cicero

There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice -
but when you don't follow it,
they still respect and love you.
- Doris Wild Helmering

You are perfect. You are complete.
Your inner voice always knows what to do,
but it is a quiet voice.
You can only hear the whisperings of your inner voice -
your inner compass - when you turn down the volume
of your fears, your regrets, your resentments,
and the fear-based advice
your neighbors are so willing to give you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who can take advice is sometimes superior
to him who can give it.
- Erica Jong

In those days he was wiser than he is now;
he used to frequently take my advice.
- Winston Churchill

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice
or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

She generally gave herself very good advice,
(though she very seldom followed it).
- Lewis Carroll

A word to the wise ain't necessary -
it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
- Bill Cosby

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person,
defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.
- Dave Barry

It is a sad commentary of our times when our young
must seek advice and counsel from "Dear Abby" instead of going to Mom and Dad.
- Abigail Van Buren


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