English III AP 3rd
Lomborg, Bjørn. "The Poverty of Renewables." Project Syndicate. N.p., 17 Mar. 2014.
Web. 26 Jan. 2015.
In his article, “The Poverty of Renewables” (2014), Bjørn Lomborg claims “current policies to address global warming makes energy more costly and harms the world’s poor.” This means with the world gradually focusing more money on renewable energy and it only benefits the wealthy because the shift makes electricity and gas more expensive for the poor who cannot afford solar panels. It will cause more pollution when the poor reverts back to burning wood because all other alternatives that are better for the environment are too costly. Lomborg support his claim by often giving an argument for renewables and a counterargument, exemplify minor topics of renewables with statistics and analysis. Lomborg hopes to inform his reader that our understanding of renewable energy being extremely healthful to the environment and pushing us into a better direction is a misconception. That we do not take into consideration the wealthy able to afford such energy will make it harder for the rest of us to receive. He gives the audience of misinformed individuals reasons to why third world countries have developed into poverty and others seem to be headed down that path, along with shocking facts.
The article, “The Poverty of Renewables”, was written by Bjørn Lomborg, director of Copenhagen Consensus Center and former director of Environmental Assessment Institute. Lomborg has a Ph. D in political science and a professor in statistics. He uses his knowledge of statistics to apply in the environmental aspect, in which he has written many essays and books about to prove that environmental predictions are currently wrong. His controversial subject has lead to many debates to which Lomborg and supporting scientists will intently defend their claim. Published on March 17, 2014, Lomborg’s article states his fact-supported claim with support that can be used to lean toward his side, though many scientists have reported these facts are reputable. This claim is crucial to at least learn of in an age where we have become more green-orientated. Where we can put cans in a recycling bin, but no consider the overall long-term effect as if our good intentioned actions have a black and