Category Archives: Environmental


<blockquote>The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t. The CERES data published in the August BAMS 09 supplement on 2008 shows there should be even … Continue reading

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Owning the Issues

Germany’s moderately left Social Democrats (SPD) are proposing sanctions on what they deem to be wasteful American products, i.e. those that use too much energy such as cars. This comes of course as both France and Germany oppose new EU … Continue reading

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1973 and 2001

On October 17, 1973, members of Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries chose to embargo the United States, Western Europe and Japan for their support of Israel in the Yom Kippur War. Both the United States and Japan responded by … Continue reading

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First Borat, now this?

Lettuce ladies urge Kazakhs to go vegetarian Two British animal rights campaigners clad in nothing more than bikinis made of lettuce leaves braved freezing temperatures on Tuesday to urge the people of Kazakhstan to stop eating horses and go vegetarian. … Continue reading

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Barnett on Diamond: “Comically Bad”

I happened upon this old post of Dr. Barnett on Jared Diamond’s _Collapse_ and would like to take this moment to share with readers both Dr. Barnett’s comment and my response. Thumbed through Jared Diamond’s Collapse recently, and while I … Continue reading

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The Environmental Policy Realist

In _The Skeptical Environmentalist_, provocative Danish political scientist Bjørn Lomborg gave a unorthodox take on environmental policy. Using data and statistics, he argues that essentially every sacred cow of the feverish environmentalist movement — global warming, overpopulation, declining energy resources, … Continue reading

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Inconvenient Propaganda

A close friend insisted I see the “documentary” An Inconvenient Truth, starring Al Gore. So I finally downloaded it and watched it twice. As an analysis of what is happening to the world, the movie is excellent. Al Gore has … Continue reading

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Malthus, eat your heart out

I’m halfway through Jared Diamond’s _Collapse_ as I write this, and the tales of societal implosion in Greenland, Easter Island and elsewhere make me dread the future. In my (expected) lifetime this planet’s population will grow from 4 billion to … Continue reading

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The Green Old Party

From Previewing the final quarter of Bush’s presidency, officials disclosed to TIME that the Administration is formulating a huge energy initiative designed to “change the whole nature of the discussion” and challenge the G.O.P., Democrats, the oil and electricity … Continue reading

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Politics v.s. the National Interest

In international waters off the shore of the US and Cuba — but within the sovereign boundaries of neither — sits possible oil and gas reserves. You would have thought that the US would have tried to exploit this years … Continue reading

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