Global warming (page 5)

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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
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    A technical problem for the Green New Deal

    Josh Siegel of the Washington Examiner details one of the chief obstacles facing the proposed Green New Deal. The Green New Deal would require an overhaul of the transmission lines that deliver wind and solar power, a major logistical obstacle to the progressive plan for radically revamping the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2019
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    A real solution if global warming is a problem

    Ronald Bailey explains at Reason’s “Hit and Run” blog why addressing climate change would not require a massive hit to the American economy. In his 1997 Reason article “Climate Control,” physicist and sci-fi grandee Gregory Benford observed, “If we treated global warming as a technical problem instead of…
    Mitch Kokai, March 18, 2019
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    Climate realists offer to debate AOC

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller reports on an open invitation to U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Skeptics of global warming “catastrophe” have an extended an offer for Green New Deal champion New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to come and debate them. Retired statistics professor Dr. Caleb Rossiter offered…
    Mitch Kokai, March 5, 2019
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    GOP reps take advantage of Democratic indifference on climate change

    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a meeting that did more than any news conference or press release to demonstrate the urgency of addressing climate change. Congressional Republicans were able to put an end to a hearing on climate change organized by Democrats after only two…
    Mitch Kokai, March 1, 2019
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    Speaking (Even More) of Antinatalists

    It’s not just the New Republic that thinks climate change is a reason not to have kids. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently made the news by asking, “Is it still OK to have kids in the face of climate change.” She asked the question to drum up support for the the…
    Jon Guze, February 26, 2019
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    Speaking of Antinatalists

    To promote an article exploring the case for antinatalism, the New Republic recently tweeted: Which illicit some amusing responses, including these:…
    Jon Guze, February 26, 2019
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    Congressional climate hearings a ‘mess’

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller reports on the first congressional hearings on climate change since Democrats took control of the U.S. House. Top House Democrats finally got their wish to hold the first hearings on global warming in six years Wednesday, but both committee hearings meandered into…
    Mitch Kokai, February 8, 2019