Global warming

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    Young climate prophet faces mockery

    Kyle Smith writes at National Review Online about the less-than-enthusiastic response to Greta Thunberg’s apocalyptic climate tirades. “Poll Finds Most People Would Rather Be Annihilated By Giant Tidal Wave Than Continue To Be Lectured By Climate Change Activists,” the Babylon Bee reported in December, adding in an attached…
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2020
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    Start the New Year Right with Some Good News!

    Just before Christmas, Matt Ridley published a piece in the Spectator under the title, “We’ve just had the best decade in human history. Seriously.” It’s a good antidote to the usual gloom and doom. Here are some excerpts: Let nobody tell you that the second decade…
    Jon Guze, January 6, 2020
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    Martin Center column exposes politicized medical schools

    AnneMarie Schieber writes for the Martin Center about the politics of medical education. To be a successful doctor, it is no longer enough to make an accurate diagnosis and recommend an effective treatment. Today’s medical schools want their students to be well-versed in politics—and not just any politics, but…
    Mitch Kokai, December 18, 2019
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    Green New Deal falling flat among some Democratic lawmakers

    Naomi Lim of the Washington Examiner reports on Democratic lawmakers who are resisting pressure to support the Green New Deal. The Green New Deal has high-profile backers in Congress, but several incumbent Democrats are keeping their distance from the proposal left-wing supporters say would address climate change and…
    Mitch Kokai, December 17, 2019
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    The business of climate change

    If you suspect that much of the furor surrounding climate change masks a dubious money-making scheme, Rupert Darwall supports your thesis with a Real Clear Energy column. Saving the planet takes money, and lots of it. Money is both the theme and the subtext of the latest round…
    Mitch Kokai, December 16, 2019
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    Will Greta help or hurt climate alarmists?

    Josh Siegel writes for the Washington Examiner about Greta Thunberg’s potential impact on the climate debate. Some climate change hawks are questioning whether the brand of outraged activism trademarked by newly minted Time “Person of the Year” Greta Thunberg will prove effective in inspiring policy to curb emissions.
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2019
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    “Why Everything They Say About Climate Change Is Wrong”

    That’s the title of a piece by Michael Shellenberger that appeared in Forbes today. Shellenberger begins by making it clear that he is not a climate change denier. On the contrary, he says: Climate change is an issue I care passionately about and have dedicated a significant…
    Jon Guze, November 25, 2019
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    GOP-linked carbon tax group makes public push

    Josh Siegel reports for the Washington Examiner on a Republican group that’s touting a new federal carbon tax. A Republican-backed group pushing for Congress to pass a federal carbon tax launched a six-figure advertising campaign on Wednesday. The campaign from the Americans for Carbon Dividends represents a new…
    Mitch Kokai, November 14, 2019