Tom Gulbransen Posted about 1 year ago Bjorn Lomborg: Global priorities bigger than climate change This set up of a false dilemma may serve well an academic exercise, but it fails abysmally to promote the larger social dialog I hope Dr. Lomborg was trying to catalyze in lieu of his "ideal world." The world GDP invests/spends $50billion every day before mid-afternoon. It is a disservice to set up these top ten issues as if the optimal solution as a zero-sum game which needs to be addressed via some sort of extracurricular appropriation. Water, health, injustice, education, environment... these are not extracurricular; they can, and must, be advanced by the majority of ongoing productive work that we are already doing in this real world... more sustainably. Most importantly, each of us needs to grasp our opportunities to contribute to whichever of these issue solutions are within our reach. Together we spend $195B everyday... to use a limited resource argument to deflect attention from issues is unacceptable.