Global warming

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    The latest rebranding of ‘global warming’

    Thomas Lifson of the American Thinker highlights the latest attempt to excite people about global warming threats. Apparently not enough people are convinced that we have only 12 years left before the world ends. The first brand identity of the doomsday cultists had it that “global warming” was…
    Mitch Kokai, June 17, 2019
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    Cutting out carbon tax talk

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller documents conservative opposition to a proposed carbon tax. Seventy-five conservative groups signed a public letter to Congress opposing “any carbon tax” days after reports that Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney openly considered backing carbon tax bill. “We oppose any carbon tax,” conservative…
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2019
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    Climate change as source of every possible weather event

    John Hinderaker of the Power Line blog notes climate alarmists’ willingness to attribute every possible weather-related peculiarity to climate change. I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the fact that Lake Superior and other Great Lakes were nearing record high levels this year. Which was bad, of…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2019
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    Democrats and sea sponges

    Molly Prince of the Daily Caller reports on Democrats’ responses to a provocative statement from U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. More than two-thirds of Democrats believe Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that “the world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change”…
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2019
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    An economic critique of the Green New Deal

    Benjamin Zycher analyzes the proposed Green New Deal for the American Enterprise Institute. The proposal wilts under even a small level of scrutiny. [N]otwithstanding the assertions from GND proponents that it is an essential policy to confront purportedly adverse climate phenomena, the future temperature impacts of the zero-emissions…
    Mitch Kokai, April 29, 2019
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    Child Warrior or Wounded Child?

    Thanks to her “school strike for the climate,” a 15-year-old Swedish girl named Greta Thunberg has become an international celebrity and the object of effusive praise by intellectual, political, and religious leaders from all over the world. In a recent Quillette article, however, Paulina Neuding offers an account that…
    Jon Guze, April 24, 2019
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    Want to ‘save the earth’? Focus on fracking, nuclear power

    Editors at the Washington Examiner explain why one idea associated with the Green New Deal is particularly ill-informed. [I]n the process of making all U.S. electrical generation carbon-neutral, the Green New Deal not only ruled out the creation of new nuclear generation capacity, but also called for dismantling…
    Mitch Kokai, April 23, 2019
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    Hayward decries ‘climate cult’

    Steven Hayward writes for the Power Line blog about irrational climate alarmists. I’m fond of referring to the climate campaigners as the “climatistas” because they remind me of the Sandinistas and their fellow-traveling fans back in the 1980s. But someone writing as “Will” over at The Medium has…
    Mitch Kokai, April 22, 2019