Bjorn Lomborg criticizes Davos' lack of realism: "There is a lot of hypocrisy"

The environmentalist criticized former Vice President Al Gore's speech: "He's saying some things that are just not true. ... These are not the guys to listen to."

Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, criticized "the unrealistic arguments" made by many of the attendees of the World Economic Forum in Davos to impose their radical climate agenda. He also claims that what people at the WEF do and say is to scare children and adults about the future:

Partly, it obviously leads to scaring out kids and making most adults really frightened for the future, and that leads to really, really bad policy decisions. ... The underlying arguments that they use in this are absolutely unrealistic. ... These are not the guys to listen to.

In an interview on Fox News, Lomborg criticized former Vice President Al Gore's speech, stating that Gore "saying some things that are just not true."

He's telling us oceans are boiling. No, they are not. He talks about this billion people who are going to be environmental refugees ... One thing that they have learned is to not make predictions for the short-term but instead now they say, "It's going to happen in 2050."

Money and hypocrisy

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Lomborg criticized that the "elite" uses the "do with less" argument when they themselves are not willing to accept it:

 Most of the elite is actually not willing to go along with this argument of saying, "You've got to do with less. You've got to be a little poorer. You've got to be a little colder, a little more uncomfortable. They are not going to bring that in, and of course the rest of humanity isn't going to do this either. ... We are never going to solve climate change by telling everyone, "You've got to do with less."

The environmentalist and writer argued that the way to address climate change is through "a smart conversation" about "innovation," "progress" and "resilience." He also assured that all the money at stake is what is preventing renewable energy from surpassing fossil fuels:

There is a lot of hypocrisy, but there's also a lot of money going on. ... What we need is a smart conversation about how how we tackle climate change, and that's all about innovation; that's about progress; it's about resilience. ... It is through innovation. If you can come up with green energy that's cheaper than fossil fuels, everyone will buy it. That's how you fix problems.