Plastics saved sea turtles, when tortoiseshell luxury goods became mass market items.
Online jokes about plastic straws provide welcome comic relief.
If we want to protect the ocean from plastic, we need to think strategically.
Green activists are in the business of taking away choices.
Green groups fantasize about a world in which everything is virtuously recycled. They’re prepared to use other nations as refuse heaps in pursuit of that fantasy.
Causing real harm with no realistic chance of improving the world makes no sense.
Polluted waterways are one more reason not to litter. Rather than making this point, greens are demonizing plastic.
Politicians & 10-year-olds think banning drinking straws in rich nations will address improper garbage disposal in poor ones.
Peer-reviewed studies, published six months apart, produce wildly different estimates.
While our ‘thought leaders’ worried about the elderly in the year 2050, a virus that would kill hundreds of thousands of elderly people this year was spreading like wildfire.
With its threats of fire and brimstone, environmentalism is the new religion. But where’s the humility, the compassion, the spiritual transcendence?
Your mind is your own.
Scientific research, published in influential places, can change the world. For ill as well as for good.
Transforming the world’s energy system is a vast undertaking. Of colossal proportions.
There’s unicorns, fairness & equity. Then there’s what’s possible.
Recycling programs should make sense and be boring.
Humour is healthy.
Everyone’s standard of living drops as daily necessities become more costly.
Jack Crompton, the mayor of Whistler, has damaged his community but gained nothing.
Spending scarce resources on a separate collection system for material no one wants isn’t sensible.
Why does the city of San Francisco need a full-blown Department of the Environment?
Green groups are not David with a slingshot. They are Goliath. Please support the scrutiny & skepticism I bring to environmental issues.
No one wants to confront scientific fraud. Not managers, not journals, and not lab colleagues. So the system isn’t designed to prevent it.
The natural world is heartless and cruel. Yet we humans equate ‘natural’ with ‘good’.
A lead author of the IPCC’s ‘hard science’ section is a Green Party candidate and deputy leader.
When I describe the surreal world of climate science to people who are strangers to that world I know it sounds fantastical. But there are strong parallels with the recently destroyed economies of Iceland, Greece, and Ireland.
As a young woman I embraced feminism because I didn’t want to be bossed around by men. These days it’s greens who want to regulate my behaviour.
13 times as many children die before their first birthday in Rwanda as in Canada or the UK. Most people live below the poverty line, and 3 out of 10 are illiterate. Yet a UN official says Rwanda has demonstrated “leadership” by banning plastic bags.
Canadian teachers (who are employees of the state) are attempting to dictate how children’s lunchbox sandwiches get packaged. Intruding so intimately into people’s private lives is not an acceptable way to save the planet.
Should AGW proponents acknowledge critics? Or should they avert their eyes and block their ears?
Nigel Lawson’s An Appeal to Reason provides an overview of the good reasons to be skeptical of the hype surrounding global warming. The world would be a more sensible place if journalists, politicians & educators spent a few hours reading its 100 pages.
In this 7-minute video, comic George Carlin says some unkind things about environmentalists.