Environment (page 12)

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    Green New Deal? How about a focus on natural gas instead

    Robert Bryce writes at National Review Online about real energy innovation. While the Green New Deal continues to dominate energy discussions in the United States, the rest of the world continues to rely on coal, oil, and natural gas. And of those three, according to a report released…
    Mitch Kokai, April 1, 2019
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    Democrats who support the Green New Deal don’t want to vote on it

    John McCormack writes at National Review Online about Democrats’ mystifying approach to a Senate vote on the proposed Green New Deal. On Tuesday, all Senate Republicans and four Senate Democrats voted against the Green New Deal, a resolution sponsored by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) and Senator Ed…
    Mitch Kokai, March 28, 2019
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    The Green Real Deal: America leads the way with solutions that arose in the free market

    The U.S. leads the world in cutting carbon dioxide emissions. U.S. emissions are at their lowest level since 1992 — and lowest per-capita level since 1950.
    Jon Sanders, March 26, 2019
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    Green New deal as ‘socialist con game’

    Frank Miele writes for Real Clear Politics that the proposed Green New Deal represents old left-of-center thinking. The allure of the Green New Deal can be summed up in three words: “other people’s money.” … … It is important to remember that only a handful of the proposals…
    Mitch Kokai, March 26, 2019
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    “The Perils of Zero-Sum Worldviews on the Left and Right”

    That’s the title of a thoughtful post by Ilya Somin on the Volokh Conspiracy blog. It’s well worth reading in its entirety, but here are a few excerpts: Some may find it surprising that the perpetrator of the recent horrific New Zealand terrorist attack that killed fifty…
    Jon Guze, March 20, 2019
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    A real solution if global warming is a problem

    Ronald Bailey explains at Reason’s “Hit and Run” blog why addressing climate change would not require a massive hit to the American economy. In his 1997 Reason article “Climate Control,” physicist and sci-fi grandee Gregory Benford observed, “If we treated global warming as a technical problem instead of…
    Mitch Kokai, March 18, 2019
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    Talk About Fake News!

    In a recent Spectator article called “Lying with science: a guide to myth debunking,” Matt Ridley begins by observing that, “Pseudoscience is on the rise – and the media is completely hooked.” After quoting H.L. Mencken (‘The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence…
    Jon Guze, March 8, 2019
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    Climate realists offer to debate AOC

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller reports on an open invitation to U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Skeptics of global warming “catastrophe” have an extended an offer for Green New Deal champion New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to come and debate them. Retired statistics professor Dr. Caleb Rossiter offered…
    Mitch Kokai, March 5, 2019