"I think it's great that we have organisations like Greenpeace. In a pluralistic society, we want to have people who point out all the problems that the Earth could encounter. But we need to understand that they are not presenting a full and rounded view."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Bjorn Lomborg on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Bjorn Lomborg on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Bjorn Lomborg on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Bjorn Lomborg on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Bjorn Lomborg on Mahatma Gandhi
"I think Al Gore has done a great service in making global warming cool. He's basically taken it from a nerdy, almost ignored issue to making it what it is - namely, a problem."
"We worry about the seemingly ever-increasing number of natural catastrophes. Yet this is mainly a consequence of CNN - we see many more, but the number is roughly constant, and we manage to deal much better with them over time. Globally, the death rate from catastrophes has dropped about fifty-fold over the past century."
"Money spent on carbon cuts is money we can't use for effective investments in food aid, micronutrients, HIV/AIDS prevention, health and education infrastructure, and clean water and sanitation."
"The main environmental challenge of the 21st century is poverty. When you don't know where your next meal is coming from, it's hard to consider the environment 100 years down the line."
"In the rich world, the environmental situation has improved dramatically. In the United States, the most important environmental indicator, particulate air pollution, has been cut by more than half since 1955, rivers and coastal waters have dramatically improved, and forests are increasing."