I especially liked this point:
I'd add fighting the introduction of junk food into middle income countries as another possibility whose prioritization wouldn't fit well with the glib ideology that Lomborg represents.
Finally, as a thought question, consider another spending item that *might* have appeared [to be prioritized]:
- eradicate cigarette smoking
See about WHO report, 2008.
These days, smoking is growing in low-income countries, and WHO thinks a billion people will die of it in this century. After all, this is a business that depends on teenage addiction during brain-wiring time. That would seem an obvious win, right at the top of the list…
One could pay for a lot of those (good) things on the list.
but it’s not mentioned, is it? I wonder why :-)
By the way, John Mashey can run but he can't hide any more. Here's a Google search for his stuff on blogs, and I'm adding his virtual blog to my list of climate blogs on the left of the page.