Environment (page 7)

  • Post

    Your tax dollars at work: Gardening and self-esteem edition

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon explores another dubious use of taxpayer funding. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending a quarter of a million dollars on an effort to boost the self-esteem of teenagers by teaching them how to garden. Southern University in Baton Rouge, La.,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 18, 2018
  • Post

    A threat to green central planners

    Veronique de Rugy writes at Reason.com about the recent revolt against hardships imposed by “green” government planners. You know you’ve got a problem when your tax schemes are even being rejected by the French. While there’s always a danger in reducing the causes of political unrest to a…
    Mitch Kokai, December 17, 2018
  • Post

    Sanders, private jets, and climate alarmism

    For a guy who professes a great deal of concern about climate change, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders spends an awful lot of time on emissions-spewing private jets. Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon reports. The reelection campaign for Bernie Sanders spent more than $400,000 to travel on…
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2018
  • Post

    “Baby It’s Cold Outside”

    A topical tweet by David Burge:  …
    Jon Guze, December 9, 2018
  • Post

    Bernie Sanders: Do as I say, not as I do on climate change

    Peter Hasson of the Daily Caller highlights useful information about Sen. Bernie Sanders’ so-called carbon footprint. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s re-election campaign spent just under $300,000 on private jet use in October, Federal Election Commission (FEC) records show. The Sanders campaign, which is funded primarily by small-dollar donors,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2018
  • Post

    Details of proposed municipal climate lawsuit

    We can thank Eric Hoffer for one of the greatest lines in public policy: “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” Hoffer’s observation comes to mind when reading Todd Shepherd‘s Washington Free Beacon article about a proposed lawsuit involving…
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2018
  • Post

    Democrats and global warming alarmism

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller digs into key claims associated with the latest government report on climate change. It’s been repeated throughout the media: Future global warming could wipe-out one-tenth of the U.S. economy by 2100. It’s a top-line finding of a major government climate report, but…
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2018
  • Post

    Environmentalism and the California wildfires

    Krystina Skurk uses a Federalist column to explore the role “misguided” environmentalism played in today’s destructive wildfires. Article after article blames two things for California’s frequent fires: global warming and human action. For example, a BuzzFeed article is titled, “How A Booming Population And Climate Change Made California’s…
    Mitch Kokai, November 19, 2018