It must be sad for professional contrarians like Bjorn Lomborg when their well worn speaking points become more laughably wrong with each emerging study on the dangers of climate change.
That of course does not stop Lomborg from holding forth his increasingly loopy opinions at every opportunity - most recently in the Australian, where Lomborg hectors incoming President Obama for his shoddy understanding of climate science. (By the way, Lomborg’s training is in political science)
Lets get stared on pulling apart this polemic and the laundry list of errors and misinformation.
Lomborg starts by calling into question the link between tropical cyclones and climate change. The doubting Dane intones:
“It is simply wrong to say that storms are growing stronger every hurricane season… hurricanes across the world for the past year have been about as inactive as at any time since records began to be kept.”
Strange. That’s not what scientific community thinks.