Once again, I am reminded that I’m in the wrong business to make money. Bjorn Lomborg is in the news again, and I learn that the man makes $775,000/year for running the Copenhagen Consensus Center…which is a drop box in Lowell, Massachusetts. I don’t think buying a mailbox is the secret, though — I think you also have to convince the Koch Brothers to deposit checks in it. Apparently the trick behind that is to lie persuasively about science in a way that allows very rich people to become more rich.
Anyway, Lomborg has an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, in which he does his usual schtick: yeah, maybe there’s a little bit of global warming, but it’s not all bad, and some of it is good, and we can’t do anything about it anyway, so just lie back and let Charlie and Dave keep doing what they are doing, which is necessary to keep the
Koch Brother’s yachts economy afloat.
Just go read Greg Laden’s dissection of the article. It’s impressive how Lomborg can include all those references and completely distort the conclusions of the papers.