Global warming (page 4)

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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
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    AOC blames immigration woes on global warming

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller highlights the latest odd pronouncement from U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said climate change was a “major factor” behind the wave of migrants making their way to the U.S. southern border. “The far-right loves to drum up…
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2019
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    Secretary of state pans impact of Paris climate agreement

    Mairead McArdle reports for National Review Online a new assessment of the high-profile Paris climate accord from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that the Paris Climate Agreement signed by the Obama administration “didn’t change a thing” regarding the carbon emissions…
    Mitch Kokai, April 3, 2019
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    Democrats who support the Green New Deal don’t want to vote on it

    John McCormack writes at National Review Online about Democrats’ mystifying approach to a Senate vote on the proposed Green New Deal. On Tuesday, all Senate Republicans and four Senate Democrats voted against the Green New Deal, a resolution sponsored by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) and Senator Ed…
    Mitch Kokai, March 28, 2019
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    Green New deal as ‘socialist con game’

    Frank Miele writes for Real Clear Politics that the proposed Green New Deal represents old left-of-center thinking. The allure of the Green New Deal can be summed up in three words: “other people’s money.” … … It is important to remember that only a handful of the proposals…
    Mitch Kokai, March 26, 2019