#339 – Climate Change Debate: Bjørn Lomborg and Andrew Revkin

Bjørn Lomborg is author of "False Alarm". Andrew Revkin is a climate journalist (21 years at NY Times). Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Eight Sleep: https://www.eightsleep.com/lex to get special savings - Linode: https://linode.com/lex to get $100 free credit - InsideTracker: https://insidetracker.com/lex to get 20% off - Onnit: https://lexfridman.com/onnit to get up to 10% off EPISODE LINKS: Andrew's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Revkin Andrew's Substack: https://revkin.substack.com Andrew's Linktree: https://linktr.ee/revkin Bjørn's Twitter: https://twitter.com/BjornLomborg Bjørn's Website: https://lomborg.com Andrew's Books: The Human Planet: https://amzn.to/3MRuLUY The Burning Season: https://amzn.to/3Dmr5Hq Bjørn's Books: False Alarm: https://amzn.to/3Sqt5D4 How to Spend $75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place: https://amzn.to/3gwoIJ7 PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8 RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/ YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips SUPPORT & CONNECT: - Check out the sponsors above, it's the best way to support this podcast - Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lexfridman - Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexfridman - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexfridman - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexfridman - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexfridman - Medium: https://medium.com/@lexfridman OUTLINE: Here's the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time. (00:00) - Introduction (06:59) - Politics of climate change (24:01) - Greta Thunberg (30:31) - Electric cars (37:53) - Economy (45:30) - Journalism (59:32) - Human emissions (1:17:19) - Worst-case climate change scenario (1:37:40) - Hurricanes (1:56:29) - Climate change vs Global warming (2:00:35) - Climate alarmism (2:15:25) - Economic models (2:46:52) - Climate change policies (3:02:54) - Nuclear energy (3:09:30) - Alex Epstein (3:20:00) - Public opinion on climate change (3:41:57) - US presidents (3:52:35) - Advice for young people (4:06:10) - Meaning of life

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