Posts filed under ‘historical perspective’

Saving Civilization: 2009 vs 2015

Five years ago, we were told that the 2009 Copenhagen climate summit was the last chance to save civilization. As the 2015 Paris summit approaches, the same sort of fear mongering is ramping up.

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Continue Reading September 20, 2014 at 6:55 am

The WMO’s Macabre Climate Fiction

Rather than persuading us with reason and logic, the World Meteorological Organization is making stuff up.

Continue Reading September 2, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Skepticism Used to be a Scientific Virtue

20 years ago, scientific superstar Carl Sagan urged us to use our brains – to be actively skeptical.

Continue Reading February 24, 2014 at 1:42 pm

A Historical Perspective on Hysterical Rhetoric

From 1948 to the present, environmental activists have declared that the sky is falling.

Continue Reading February 4, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Warmth: Another Word for Well-Being

Rather than bringing pine logs to the poor, 21st-century energy policies do the exact opposite. More children now shiver in the cold.

Continue Reading December 24, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Doubt is Not a Sin

When did “Question Authority” stop being applicable?

Continue Reading December 18, 2013 at 9:37 am

Distressed Planet, 1990 – 2013

Back in 1990, the head of the UN said our planet was ailing. Fast forward a quarter of a century, and a Worldwatch Institute press release issued today continues the ‘planet in distress’ meme.

Continue Reading July 15, 2013 at 1:37 pm

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