False Alarm - An informal book launch with world-renowned Dr. Bjørn Lomborg

Event start date:16. March 2022. 17:00

Lomborg is the founding president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and has previously been listed among the most prominent and influential environmental thinkers by the World Economic Forum, the Time magazine, The Guardian, the Foreign Policy and the Prospects.


The Danish Bjørn Lomborg holds a degree in political science, but he has made a name for himself in the field of statistics and economic modelling. He has studied climate change for more than 20 years. He believes that human activities amplify the consequences of climate change, and it is only humans that can solve the problem. For the time being, he does not seem to have the right tools.


Lomborg argues that the climate strategies used worldwide are ineffective and may even be wrong. His data analyses and modelling suggest that climate change will not bring the apocalyptic changes to our lives as the media, politicians and green movements suggest. These latter actors are more interested in dramatizing the situation.


The environmental expert believes that the resources we are spending on climate change are being misallocated. He says we should spend more on education, innovation and raising living standards, for example. Poverty clearly increases exposure to climate change, while prosperity and technological development make societies more resilient.

These and related topics will be discussed at an exclusive book launch event jointly organised by MCC and the Climate Policy Institute, including a round table discussion.


Participants include:


Bjørn Lomborg - Author of False Alarm


Calum T. Nicholson – Visiting Fellow at MCC and Danube Institute


Huubertus Ruël – Visiting Fellow at MCC


Máté Litkei - Director of the Climate Policy Institute, moderator and host of the event



16 March 2022, at 5 p.m.



MCC Miskolc

3530 Miskolc, Szemere Bertalan. u. 4.

(you may come in from Csizmadia köz 1-3.)


The language of the event will be English.


Please, note that the event is open to the press, the members of the press and

the organizers are allowed to make audio and video recordings at the event.

Participation is free of charge but registration is required.