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Peter Bjerregaard
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Peter Bjerregaard holds a Master of Social Sciences from Copenhagen Business School, specializing in business sociology, energy economics and the development of green technologies.

He currently works as a journalist for European and Australian media outlets within the areas of energy and environment. As a former Press Attaché for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark during the COP15 in 2009 and Climate Analyst for a Scandinavian think tank, he has in-depth insights into the economics of climate change, environmental policies and the current international climate negotiations.

Peter has a passion for science, the scientific method and his interests include cognitive science, climate science, economic history and contemporary philosophy.

E-mail him ideas or requests at or Twitter @PPBjerregaard.

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Progress in Climate Legislation Provides Hope for a Global Agreement

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 9:28 AM

A quiet revolution is currently under way in how countries are addressing climate change. More countries than ever before are passing credible and significant national climate change laws. This is the clear message from a landmark study, which is being presented today at the U.S. Senate, in Washington D.C.

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System Crises Is the New Normal

(4) Comments | Posted March 22, 2013 | 1:52 PM

The financial crisis wasn't an isolated event, but a manifestation of a new normal. A new normal characterized by extreme turbulence and an unprecedented connectivity between different global crises (economic crisis, climate crisis, food crisis, resource crisis, etc.).

The global economy exceeds the planetary boundaries, resource prices are rising,...

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Defending Spaceship Earth

(7) Comments | Posted December 23, 2012 | 11:45 AM

Watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.

One of the main differences between the dinosaurs and us is that 65 million years from now, we won't have our bones collecting dust in museums. Contrary to the dinosaurs, we have a space program and we can vote...

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Where Science Meets Politics

(17) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 1:44 PM

In Italy six seismologists have just been convicted of manslaughter for failing to predict a 2009 earthquake that killed 309 people in the Italian city L'Aquila. The verdict is interesting for several reasons. It presupposes that scientists have the ability not only to look through the Earth's crust but to...

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Goodbye GDP, Hello IWI

(5) Comments | Posted June 22, 2012 | 4:20 PM

It makes little sense to talk about growth if it's not sustainable. The United Nations launches a new index at Rio+20 that seeks to change the way we measure prosperity.

The cost of last year's extreme floods around the world amounted to billions for insurance companies and as a...

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Politicians Can't Save the Environment

(10) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 10:43 AM

The Rio+20 summit will accentuate the management crisis that characterizes international environmental corporation. Politicians probably won't agree on anything substantial. Instead, new networks -- spearheaded by companies, NGOs and cities -- will set the agenda for the future.

"This is no way to run a planet," wrote Todd Stern,...

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The Arctic Passes Climate Threshold

(6) Comments | Posted June 5, 2012 | 10:14 AM

Arctic CO2 levels have hit a milestone. Reaching concentrations not seen in the last 800,000 years, 400 ppm (parts per million) is now being measured all across the Arctic.

World governments have in recent years repeatedly agreed to target a 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees...

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Rio+20: A Momentum for Resource Economics

(12) Comments | Posted June 1, 2012 | 12:55 PM

Growth. Even before the concept is defined, we know what's on the agenda. It's not about plant growth, hair growth or growth in quality of life, it's about economic growth. And the kind that is measured in GDP. However, Rio+20 might mark a paradigm shift in the way we measure...

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