Environment (page 2)

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    U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not Checked

    See here for whole story.
    Roy Cordato, September 25, 2019
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    National Review editor urges readers to ignore young climate zealot

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online explains why there’s no compelling reason to listen to a young, high-profile climate activist. Greta Thunberg needs to get a grip. The celebrity teen climate activist addressed the United Nations and excoriated the assembled worthies: “You all come to us young people…
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 2019
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    N.C.’s Top Stakeholders Are the People – Not Special Interests

    This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders published a research brief on Gov. Roy Cooper’s Clean Energy Plan (CEP). Sanders writes: Governor Roy Cooper’s unserious “Clean Energy Plan” (CEP) identified 164 organizations that “participated in the CEP development stakeholder process.” Here’s how Cooper’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) engaged with these lesser…
    Brenee Goforth, September 24, 2019
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    REAL Ways to Improve the Environment

    As the climate strikers began their public strike, the former secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, Don van der Vaart, published an opinion piece in Carolina Journal on ways individuals can improve the environment. Van der Vaart, now a Senior Fellow with the John Locke Foundation, was…
    Brenee Goforth, September 23, 2019
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    Even those who buy into climate alarmism should support capitalism

    Ronald Bailey explains at Reason.com why those who fear humanity’s impact on the climate ought to embrace capitalism. Climate Strike protests are supposed to bring attention to the science showing that human-made global warming is becoming a problem. Fair enough. But some participants see climate change as pretext…
    Mitch Kokai, September 23, 2019
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    Big Families Are Better for the Environment

    I can’t tell whether Lyman Stone is trolling here, but it makes sense:  …
    Jon Guze, September 20, 2019
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    National Review endorses plan to drop California auto waiver

    Editors at National Review Online support the Trump administration’s approach to California auto emissions standards. The Trump administration is pushing ahead with a plan we endorsed previously. It will revoke California’s ability to set separate greenhouse-gas standards for cars — so that a single policy will apply to the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on expert reaction to North Carolina’s new legislative election maps. Donald van der Vaart’s Daily Journal questions a planned “global climate strike.”…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2019