Posts filed under ‘historical perspective’

Skepticism Used to be a Scientific Virtue

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

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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

The Earth League: Self-Important, Self-Appointed Busybodies

Once again, people described as “leading scientists” turn out to be economists, UN officials, and those with links to activist organizations.

Continue Reading July 9, 2013 at 12:25 pm

More on Stephen Emmott, Author of ‘Ten Billion’

A new book appears to be a rehash of 40-year-old environmental scaremongering endorsed by that era’s men of science.

Continue Reading July 3, 2013 at 12:56 pm

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