Arne Næss Seminarene: Book debate with Bjørn Lomborg, Bjørn H. Samset and Atle Midttun

Does climate panic cost us billions of dollars, harm the poor, and slow down transition to a better world?Arne Næss seminars, Wigestrand Forlag and Norwegian Business School (BI) invite to a book debate with Bjørn Lomborg, Bjørn H. Samset and Atle Midttun. 


Are we creating unnecessary climate fear among the young generation? And does our excessive focus on combatting the climate crisis hinder solving global problems of poverty and inequality?


Bjørn Lomborg -  the controversial author of The Skeptical Environmentalist (1998) – enjoys a dual reputation of an academic reviled by green activists and climate scientists, and an unorthodox thinker who has found himself among 75 most influential people of the 21st century (according to the American Esquire magazine).


  • Introductory lecture, Bjørn H. Samset, climate researcher, Cicero, Center for International Climate Research

  • “False Alarm”:  Bjørn Lomborg: writer, founder and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center

  • Comment: Atle Midttun, professor in innovation and industrial organization, BI

  • Debate with the audience (in English and Norwegian)

Chair: Nina Witoszek, project leader of the Arne Næss Programme on Global Justice and the Environment, Center for Development and the Environment (SUM); Oslo University.

The seminar is an open event inviting the audience to take part in the debate (in English and Norwegian). 




Published Oct. 11, 2021 1:17 PM - Last modified Oct. 21, 2021 11:29 AM