Bjørn Lomborg is a Danish author and President of his think tank, Copenhagen Consensus Center. He is former director of the Danish government’s Environmental Assessment Institute (EAI) in Copenhagen, and visiting professor at Copenhagen Business School. The Copenhagen Consensus Center is a think-taks that researches the smartest ways to do good. For his work, Lomborg was names one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.
In his groundbreaking books he transforms the debate about global warming by offering a fresh perspective based on human needs as well as environmental concerns. Rather than starting with the most radical procedures, Lomborg argues that we should first focus our resources on more immediate concerns, such as fighting malaria and HIV/AIDS and assuring and maintain a safe, fresh water supply – which can be addressed at a fraction of the cost and save millions of lives within our lifetime. He asks why the debate over climate change has stifled rational dialogue and killed meaningful dissent. You could define him as an active critic of populist environmentalism.