Environment

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Thousands of N.C. public school students have been learning online in recent weeks. But many students have not participated at all in remote learning since COVID-19 shut down brick-and-mortar schools. Terry Stoops analyzes the consequences during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2020
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    COVID-19 lockdown offers preview of Green New Deal

    Editors at the Washington Examiner suggest that life under the left-wing Green New Deal would resemble the coronavirus economic shutdown. When socialist darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez first floated her “Green New Deal,” it was an intangible vision for society rather than a concrete policy proposal. Even after the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 27, 2020
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    COVID-19 offers good news to ‘ecosocialists’

    Editors at the Washington Free Beacon highlight one group that’s happy about the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic impact. As the economy has ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, demand for oil has dropped, but Texas rigs have continued to pump it out of the ground. With…
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2020
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    Earth Day? What Earth Day? COVID-19 overshadows environmentalists’ spectacle

    Henry Miller and Andrew Fillat write for Issues and Insights about the COVID-19 epidemic’s impact on an annual event for environmental propaganda. In recent years, however, Earth Day has devolved into an occasion for professional environmental activists and alarmists to warn of apocalypse, dish anti-technology dirt, and proselytize.
    Mitch Kokai, April 23, 2020
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    COVID-19 reaction bodes ill for doom-predicting computer models of all types

    Thomas Lifson of the American Thinker explores one potential consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s bad news for those touting catastrophic computer models. We have learned the hard way that the scientists who produce mathematical models predicting disaster are not to be granted the presumption of infallibility. Nor…
    Mitch Kokai, April 21, 2020
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    Bernie supporters want Biden to steer left on climate

    Josh Siegel reports for the Washington Examiner on a pressure campaign involving presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. On paper, Joe Biden has the most aggressive plan to address climate change ever proposed by a Democratic nominee. But liberal climate activists, many of them young supporters of rival…
    Mitch Kokai, April 21, 2020
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    Fred Singer Has Died

    The great climate iconoclast was 95 when he passed away last week. He will be sorely missed. Here’s an excerpt from Princeton physicist Will Happer’s tribute: Fred Singer has fought the good fight, he has run the race, he has kept the faith. Now history will judge…
    Jon Guze, April 13, 2020
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    Plastic bags make comeback in the COVID-19 pandemic

    Kyle Smith writes at National Review Online about the revival of an item despised by the environmental left. Single-use plastic bags are a miracle of modern technology. Cheap, light, convenient, and ubiquitous, they provide an elegant solution to a problem. If you recycle them, as most people do,…
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2020