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The world faces myriad challenges yet - we are constrained by scarce resources. In the 21 st Century, how do we deal with natural disasters, tackle global warming, achieve better nutrition, educate children...and address countless other urgent global issues? If you want to change the world, this inspiring and entertaining book is for you. Bjorn Lomborg presents smart solutions to twelve global problems, and shows how we could spend $75 billion to produce the most benefit and prioritize those problems. Featuring the cutting edge research of more than sixty eminent economists, including several Nobel Laureates, produced for the Copenhagen Consensus, How to spend 75 billion to make the world a better place will inform, enlighten and motivate actions to make our world a better place.
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Bjørn Lomborg is an adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School. He founded and directs the Copenhagen Consensus Center, which ranks the smartest solutions to the world s biggest problems using cost-benefit analysis. He wrote The Skeptical Environmentalist and Cool It, which was also featured in an eponymous award-winning documentary. TIME Magazine named him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and according to the Guardian (UK) he is one of the 50 people who could save the planet. Lomborg has repeatedly been named one of Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers.Review:
I have served on four Copenhagen Consensus committees of experts since 2004. All involved hard choices among attractive alternatives to meet crucial objectives for development and health. And the reason I keep serving? I learn so much. --Thomas C. Schelling Nobel Laureate in Economics
The Copenhagen Consensus brings together an impressive roster of minds. Not everyone agrees with the composition and ordering of Lomborg's priorities lists, of course - climate change tends to rank further down the list than many stakeholders would like, for example - but as a point of departure for discussion, the exercise of priority-setting is a sound one. --Tom Zeller Jr.The Huffington Post
Copenhagen Consensus is an outstanding, visionary idea and deserves global coverage. ---- The Economist
What could world leaders have achieved if they hadn't spent the past 25 years investing so much money and summitry on global warming? In a brilliant book, How to Spend $75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place, Lomborg has documented how politicians could have been tackling more pressing problems facing the world's poorest people. Action on HIV/Aids, for example, the provision of micro nutrients to hungry children, the control of malaria, guarantees of clean water and the liberalisation of trade would all have been better uses of politicians' time and taxpayers' money. ---- Tim Montgomerie, The Times
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Book Description Copenhagen Consensus Center, Washington, DC, 2013. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued. American First. Signed by Bjorn Lomberg with no inscription on a Bon Mot Book Club book plate affixed to front end paper; minor wear; otherwise a solid, clean cop in collectible condition. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 004421
Book Description Copenhagen Consensus Center, 2013. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. This is an updated copy of Lomborg's book, How to spend $50 billion . published in 2006. This book, $75 billion, was published in 2013. This copy is signed by the author, on a book plate pasted on the first blank page, of a prominent Canadian Book Club, " The Bon Mot Book Club" at a meeting held in Vancouver, B.C. on June 3, 2013. NO inscription. there is minor soiling to the white covers. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 160117
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