Love the Poor by Giving them a Bigger Carbon Footprint

Bjorn Lomborg is an environmentalist, so he believes a lot of the requisite environmentalist jibber-jabber. But he’s an environmentalist who can be reasoned with. Case in point, he realizes that people who have to burn dung for heat don’t need solar panels. They need cheap, reliable coal-fired electricity: For many parts of the world, fossil fuels are still vital and More …

"Tree Hugger" – It’s Not Just a Pejorative

It’s a real thing. I’m pretty sure this isn’t a joke. I like how in the “related videos” section they have videos about the best way to cut trees down. It’s kind of like the S&M version of tree love.

It’s Science! So Shut Up!

Rand Simberg points out how environmentalism is the easiest science ever. Not matter what happens, your theory is always right! (College football players looking for an easy major, take note): See, nothing wrong with their models — it’s reality that’s mistaken. And now that Gaia is finally starting to behave properly, at least in the tiny portion of it comprised More …

Godfather of Global Warming Sez: "Everybody Settle Down"

Even global warming supporters are getting tired of all the hysteria: Having observed that global temperatures since the turn of the millennium have not gone up in the way computer-based climate models predicted, Lovelock acknowledged, “the problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago.” Now, Lovelock has given a follow-up interview More …

Property Rights are Good for the Environment

People tend to take better care of things that they own. This simple truth is apparently beyond environmental activists, whose prescription for saving the environment always involves bigger government and more restrictions on private property rights. But Jonathan Adler writes that in many cases, private property rights might be just the thing: At the same time there is increasing evidence More …

The Other Kind of Green

In The American Spectator, William Tucker points out that environmentalism is a rich man’s game: In turning down Keystone, however, the President has uncovered an ugly little secret that has always lurked beneath the surface of environmentalism. Its basic appeal is to the affluent. Despite all the professions of being “liberal” and “against big business,” environmentalism’s main appeal is that More …