Lomborg: spend on TB not unreliable energy

Bjorn Lomborg has a really important piece in the Weekend Australian so retrieve it from the bin and have a look. Then circulate to your green friends and relations.

I don’t have time to do justice to the amount of content, simply to say that he produces the numbers to prove that the Paris farce is absurd even on its own terms, while a fraction of the money could generate massive cost benefits (in addition to reducing suffering) by addressing TB. Didn’t realise TB is an issue? Find out more!

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25 Responses to Lomborg: spend on TB not unreliable energy

  1. For years Lomborg has been saying that any money spent on alleviating global warming would be better spent on alleviating human misery. That’s why the Left have made him a pariah. The Left do not care about human suffering or for the less fortunate to prosper.

  2. stackja

    TB is not a ‘glamorous’ disease.
    ‘AGW’ is a ‘glamorous’ issue.

  3. billie

    “reteive it from the bin”

    you actually use an archaic physical information source, like with pages you have to grip and move?

    what a time to be alive!

  4. Tel

    Infidel is filling in while Monty is off sick… am I right?

    The Greens are a bit nutty, but not that nutty. You have to dial it back a touch if you want it to sound convincing.

  5. Leo G

    you actually use an archaic physical information source, like with pages you have to grip and move?

    He’s so archaic that he might use a hand-held, graphitic clay cored, physical page marking instrument. He might even know how to code verbal information using the device.

  6. MPH

    It’s a tough choice to make right? But at the end of the day you can’t make an omelette without cracking a few eggs, so every good lefty will support humans dying now to focus on a computer model derived risk in 100 years. It’s a sign of how seriously they view AGW.

  7. For those who can’t be bothered with ye old time toilet paper (aka The Australian) you can find the article here, as well as other interesting notes.

  8. Dr Fred Lenin

    The money could be usefully used to treat the mental breakdowns of the fascist left crazies when the demorats are defeated in the mid terms and then Trump is elected for a second term with an obvious successor who thinks like him . Another contributory factor woukd be the trial and jailing ofcthe Clinton’s and obummer with droves of their co conspirators , society will demand their treatment ,ya can’t have them crazy bastards wandering the streets mate , lock em up .

  9. OK.
    Who put the turd in the punch bowl?

  10. Talleyrand

    Just waiting for Harker to start posting about the perfidious Jooooooos, and the paranoia will be complete

  11. MPH

    Harken Now – if it is able to be done then why isn’t it being done? Why the absolute single minded mania and fetishisation of AGW by the left? Why the salivating over predictions of doom and end of days rapturesque catastrophe? You can’t say there isn’t enough money being thrown around, just divert some of it from AGW to real present day issues

  12. Megan

    Looks like Hammy has finally found a way to continue communicating at the Cat.

  13. Megan

    On reflection though, I think Hammy was cleverer.

  14. PB

    Quickest way to deal with TB is to not save Africans from their Mediterranean folly.

  15. Boambee John

    bemused
    #2838588, posted on October 14, 2018 at 11:15 am
    For years Lomborg has been saying that any money spent on alleviating global warming would be better spent on alleviating human misery. That’s why the Left have made made him a pariah. The Left do not care about human suffering or for the less fortunate to prosper.

    The fascist left don’t care about the suffering of those they regard as lesser humans (those not members of the fascist keft nomemklatura). They want world population to plummet, and as one of the Four Horsemen, TB helps with this objective.

  16. Boambee John

    Harken Now at 1307

    d. worse, he cherry picks, fudges figures and makes wrong claims about other papers (tactics all shared with outright AGW deniers) i

    Now where have I seen these words before?

  17. Boambee John

    guy standing on the track watching the approaching train best avoids death by waiting until his laser speed gun tells him the precise speed (and rate of change of speed) before stepping off the rails.

    Yes, same turn of phrase!

  18. RobK

    Why would a guy stand on the track? Neither weather nor climate is anything like a train. Delusional ramblings.

  19. Rafe, how about having some green and red thumbs up and down respectively. Then anyone looking at the site will know what to avoid reading.
    Harken Now is clearly a socialist troll that has no understanding of economics or technology.
    Lomberg is actually a believer in AGW but not an extreme alarmist. On the otherhand, he is a realist and understands at least some economics.

  20. cementafriend:

    On the otherhand, he is a realist and understands at least some economics.

    Which is why, in dickhead central, there is a warning buzzer that flashes whenever his name is mentioned and the dickheads descend on whichever blog site has mentioned his name.

  21. Tel

    … DON’T STORE FARTS FOR FUN AND PROFIT AGAIN!

    That’s gotta be IT. You ain’t fooling anyone buddy.

  22. .

    GET OFF THE TRACK NOW! IT’S NOT GOING TO STOP – OR IF IT DOES IT’LL BE A FREAKING MIRACLE. STOP GRIPPING ME SO THAT WE’LL BOTH DIE! AND DON’T STORE FARTS FOR FUN AND PROFIT AGAIN!

    What are you babbling about you halfwit?

    TB is a curable disease and if you look at raw, unaltered data (Darwin Airport), there is no warming.

  23. RobK

    Well, you wake up in the mornin’, you hear the work bell ring,
    And they march you to the table to see the same old thing.
    Ain’t no food upon the table, and no pork up in the pan.
    But you better not complain, boy, you get in trouble with the man.

    Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me,
    Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me,
    Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me,
    Let the Midnight Special shine a ever lovin’ light on me.

    Yonder come miss Rosie, how in the world did you know?
    By the way she wears her apron, and the clothes she wore.
    Umbrella on her shoulder, piece of paper in her hand;
    She come to see the gov’nor, she wants to free her man.

    Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me,
    Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me,
    Let the…

  24. Leo G

    Criticism of priorities seems to have a very narrow focus around here.

    How narking is the chap who implies the US is unethical in its inadequate share of global funding for TB research.
    The US NIH alone provides about 30% of that global funding. Sure Singapore spends more per capita. But Singapore is at the centre of the TB epidemic, while the US has only about 650 TB related deaths each year compared with annual global mortality of about 1.5 million.

  25. Rafe Champion

    When I was young and naïve in the early days of the Cat I often and maybe mostly attempted to engage trolls in the hope of having a civil give and take that might establish some common ground with the possibility of some of movement on either side. It never worked and I am unwilling to try again.
    The process would start with some questions to the trolls to get clearer about where they stood and that was usually the end of it.

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