Climate Should Not Be Top Priority Compared With Other Development Issues

National Post: Bjørn Lomborg: Global warming is hardly the world’s biggest problem
Bjørn Lomborg, adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre

“U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is meeting the world’s leaders for a climate summit today, ‘to make climate change a top priority for all leaders.’ Of the world’s many ills, he unequivocally finds that ‘top of the priority list is climate change.’ While it is important to find smart solutions to the real problem of global warming, it does not make sense to claim climate is our first priority. … [I]n a world where four million die from indoor air pollution while poverty, lack of clean water, infectious diseases, poor education, and too little food afflict billions we cannot with a straight face claim that climate should be our top priority” (9/23).