Environment (page 111)

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    Are we about to sink into the ocean?

    If Duke professor Orrin Pilkey’s latest News & Observer column has you worried about a 1-meter rise in the sea level, perhaps you need a corrective. There’s nothing scientific about the way the science panel came up with its one-meter projection, said John Droz,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 23, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about the controversy surrounding projections of a dramatic sea level rise for North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how so-called progressive policies are thwarting progress in addressing health care costs.
    Mitch Kokai, February 20, 2012
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    Wake County sustainability task force member pans the group’s work

    The final report from Wake County’s environmental sustainability task force relies too much on a flawed decision-making process, bad assumptions, and incomplete analysis. That’s the verdict of a task force member: JLF’s Michael Sanera. He’s releasing a 4,000-word critique of the group’s work in advance of county commissioners’ consideration of…
    Mitch Kokai, February 17, 2012
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    Julian Simon’s “The Ultimate Resource”

    “Quotation of the Day” from Cafe Hayek: … is from page 126 of Julian Simon’s posthumously published 1999 book Hoodwinking the Nation: The more competition in the news marketplace the better.  The greater the number of firms competing, the more it will be profitable for at least a few…
    Michael Sanera, February 15, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    President Obama says teenagers should be forced to attend public schools until they’re 18. Terry Stoops says that’s a bad idea. Stoops explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. David Bass offers an update on the controversy surrounding the federally funded public school lunch program,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 10, 2012
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    Before you get too excited about that new wind power study …

    …. the one touted in today’s News & Observer, which “said North Carolina had the largest offshore wind resource on the East Coast and that the state should work with industry to develop the wind energy industry,” you might want to review the concerns the John Locke Foundation has…
    Mitch Kokai, February 9, 2012
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    Obama Administration: No to Oil Shale

    The Obama Administration has already blocked a significant amount of offshore drilling and rejected the Keystone XL pipeline permit. Now, as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy explains: “Development of oil shale has the potential to virtually eliminate America’s need to import oil and create…
    Daren Bakst, February 8, 2012
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    My letter to German Life Magazine

    Dear German Life Editor, Your article about solar and wind energy in Germany (February/March 2012) misinforms your readers because it leaves out important information. Like the United States, the German government is forcing taxpayers and electricity ratepayers to subsidize this industry. Der Spiegel recently reported that solar subsidies have topped…
    Michael Sanera, January 25, 2012