Bjorn Lomborg and the Crown of Resolute Optimism about human progress

by Rashmee

Posted on October 23, 2017


  After years of relentless optimism, Bjorn Lomborg is allowing himself to be disappointed. This matters. For many seasons, the director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center has pushed a human “scorecard” that shows remarkable progress spanning 150 years. Poverty had fallen, Professor Lomborg declared brightly in his book ‘How Much have Global Problems Cost the … Continue reading “Bjorn Lomborg and the Crown of Resolute Optimism about human progress”

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After a summer of catastrophic floods, we need practical consensus over climate change

by Rashmee

Posted on September 5, 2017 / The National


Climate change has run into a massive problem. It has allowed itself to be treated as a science of certainty rather than an art of probability. Within that chasm falls the overly heated, doom-laden debate about what to do and whether to do it at all. Consider the recent flooding in Houston. It has been … Continue reading “After a summer of catastrophic floods, we need practical consensus over climate change”

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Wal-Mart will pay its workers more. Is this proof that a better world is here?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 22, 2015


Here’s a remarkable bit of good news: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, is to raise its workers’ pay. Not for all of the 2.2 million people it employs worldwide, together with its subsidiaries, but for half-a-million workers. Do such examples of corporate  care illustrate the better world theory propounded by Bjorn Lomborg? (Professor … Continue reading “Wal-Mart will pay its workers more. Is this proof that a better world is here?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK