Environment (page 7)

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    California unwittingly exposes problems with Biden climate plan

    Abby Smith of the Washington Examiner explains how one left-coast state’s current challenges could affect the Biden administration’s climate goals. California will have to deploy renewable power at record-breaking speed over the next few decades to meet its target for carbon-free electricity by 2045, a transformation that state…
    Mitch Kokai, March 18, 2021
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    Biden should turn to markets, not mandates, for land conservation goal

    Brian Yablonski writes at National Review Online about the right and wrong ways for the Biden administration to pursue one of its priorities. One of the first tasks facing the soon-to-be confirmed Interior secretary Deb Haaland will be to carry out a few short paragraphs of an order…
    Mitch Kokai, March 16, 2021
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    Biden’s team likes crises

    Robert Smith explains at the American Thinker why the new presidential administration likes multiple major problems to address. The Biden administration has enjoyed no honeymoon. The cabal that addled Joe Biden fronts really didn’t want one. Bridge-building, comity, and compromise are passé. What Ron Klain, Susan Rice, and…
    Mitch Kokai, March 15, 2021
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    Making money from climate alarmism

    You’ll be shocked — shocked! — to learn that some enterprising souls stand to make big money from the alarmism associated with climate policy. Rubert Darwall writes about the issue for Real Clear Energy. In normal times, before the Climate Emergency, it would be up to financiers and…
    Mitch Kokai, March 8, 2021
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    Is the world running out of resources?

    In 1798, British economist Thomas Malthus published An Essay on the Principle of Population. In it, Malthus hypothesized that as the population grew, earth’s resources would become increasingly scarce, leading to the elimination of large swaths of the population by way of war, plague, or starvation. Not a rosy…
    Brooke Medina, March 3, 2021
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    “Are you ready for the climate lockdowns?”

    That’s the title of a recent peice in the Spectator by Stephen Miller. If you don’t think the left will try it, you haven’t been paying attention!…
    Jon Guze, February 15, 2021
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    Biden’s movement toward Green New Deal

    Ryan Cooper of The Week warns that President Biden is “warming up” toward the dangerous Green New Deal. (Note that Cooper describes Biden’s recent actions as good news.) President Biden has made some encouraging modest steps on climate change in his first weeks in office. He’s rejoined the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2021
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    Greta Thunberg and John Kerry will love this

    Climate alarmists love to refer to the ‘existential threat’ of climate change, including our new president. And their fear typically comes with a verbal wagging finger pointed at anyone who dares to ask questions or point out hypocrisy. Here’s how the Biden administration’s climate envoy,  John Kerry, reacted…
    Donna Martinez, February 8, 2021