Environment (page 6)

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    “Be Cautious with the Precautionary Principle”

    That’s the title of a new paper by Matthew J. Neidell, Shinsuke Uchida, and Marcella Veronesi that was published by National Bureau of Economic Research this month. Here’s the abstract: This paper provides a large scale, empirical evaluation of unintended effects from invoking the precautionary principle after the Fukushima…
    Jon Guze, October 29, 2019
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    New research: getting rid of nuclear power costs lives

    Research shows this to be a stark choice: higher energy prices costs lives, and lower energy prices saves lives. Playing politics with energy prices plays with people's lives.
    Jon Sanders, October 29, 2019
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    A quick rebuttal to climate alarmism

    Benjamin Zycher of the American Enterprise Institute details “The Trouble With ‘Renewables'” for the latest print edition of National Review. The whole article is worth a read, but I particularly appreciated his rundown of the facts contradicting claims about a climate crisis. Expansion of wind and solar power,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2019
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    Decrying ‘climate Stalinism’

    Joel Kotkin writes for City Journal about climate alarmists’ disturbing tactics. The Left’s fixation on climate change is cloaked in scientism, deploying computer models to create the illusion of certainty. Ever more convinced of their role as planetary saviors, radical greens are increasingly intolerant of dissent or any…
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2019
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    California’s burning should not be blamed on climate change

    Bronson Stocking explains at TownHall.com why it’s wrong to blame climate change for recent California fires. Liberals are blaming California’s wildfires on “climate change.” Apparently, climate change now causes wildfires, but only in the state of California. Before this week, liberals thought rising sea levels would wash the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on experts’ assessments of the benefits tied to cleaning up North Carolina’s criminal code. John Hood’s Daily Journal reports on a coal-ash regulation from Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration that amounts to a $5 billion tax increase.
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2019
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    Fund focuses on radical climate protests

    John Fund of National Review Online highlights climate alarmists’ latest high-profile tactics. I have seen what may be the future of climate-change protest. It isn’t pretty, and be prepared because it may be coming to American cities near you faster than you think. I just spent several days…
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on the future of building on North Carolina’s barrier islands. The Daily Journal explains why the rule of law should dictate the outcome of a dispute over N.C. renewable energy tax credits.
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2019