Archive for the ‘climate change’ Category

Al Gore As Inquisitor

“to abstain completely from teaching or defending this doctrine and opinion or from discussing it… to abandon completely… the opinion that the sun stands still at the center of the world and the earth moves, and henceforth not to hold, teach, or defend it in any way whatever, either orally or in writing.” -The Inquisition’s injunction […]

Thoughts On Sustainability

An excellent take on sustainability from Coyote Blog. For background, the author’s company operates public campgrounds and park areas.

Implosion Of The Greens

Felix Salmon reflects on the reasons that a cap-and-trade regulation or any other major piece of environmental legislation is unlikely to become the law of the land: Why has the Obama administration failed utterly to get anything at all done with respect to climate change? The issue was a major part of Obama’s 2008 platform, […]

Malthus And Ethanol

I have never been one for Malthusian disaster scenarios given that the humans have proven to be quite adept at engineering around each and every predicted crisis. That’s not to say, however, that shortages of necessities haven’t had an impact on the course of World history which is what Ambrose Evans-Pritchard speculates might be behind […]

The Climate Change Movement Falls On Hard Times

Walter Russell Mead has a smart take on the decline in the fortunes of the Green Movement. His summary of the current state of its affairs is a classic: A year ago giddy environmentalists were on top of the world.  The greenest president in American history had the largest congressional majority of any president since […]