Latest Copenhagen Consensus Stories

2009-08-07 12:00:00

Climate experts say a fleet of wind-powered ships could be one of the more feasible solutions of climate engineering to reduce global warming.The Copenhagen Consensus on Climate has released an analysis paper that addresses a variety of proposed climate engineering options.The paper was written to address the question: "If the global community wants to spend up to, say $250 billion per year over the next 10 years to diminish the adverse effects of climate changes, and to do most good for the...

2008-08-13 18:00:23

By Jasen Lee Deseret News Utah must focus on sustainable development of its energy resources and balance multiple uses with environmental protection, according to the head of a Danish think tank. "Sustainable development of energy resources in Utah and the Intermountain region involves a delicate interplay of multiple-use and environmental protection, public-lands access, water resources, and the impact of energy use on climate change," Bjorn Lomborg, director of the Copenhagen Consensus...

2008-04-05 09:25:00

A new study reported Friday found that just $1.2 billion in targeted government investments in dietary supplements and education on infant nutrition could create significant advancements toward ending hunger in developing nations.  The study said such investments could help a billion of the poorest people in Africa and Asia, saving millions of lives and delivering annual economic benefits of more than $15 billion from lower health bills and longer, more productive lives. "Hunger and...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'