Climate Conferences Fail on Deforestation

– December 21, 2022

“No matter what virtue-signalers claim, we would be shooting ourselves in the foot by trying to mitigate the effects of industry on the environment by reversing technological advancement.” ~ Jason Reed


Green Energy is the Modern “Broken Window”

– December 19, 2022

“If my choices are to have wealth but no job, or to have a job but no wealth, I’d rather have the wealth.  But we don’t have to choose: we can have both wealth and jobs, if we don’t go around breaking all the darned windows.” ~ Michael C. Munger


Reddy or Not, Winter Is Coming

– December 13, 2022

“Any time, but especially in the depths of the cold, electricity consumers must still be able to count on electricity ‘always there/with lots of power to spare’ as they have for 100 years.” ~ Jon Sanders


The Malthusian Contradiction

– December 5, 2022

“The truth is that it’s humans who create resources in the first place. When Malthusians point to explosive population growth, they think they are identifying a problem. They are actually identifying the solution.” ~ Antony Davies


Why Business Should Dispense with ESG

– December 4, 2022

“It is not a stretch to imagine how executives could appeal to their higher ESG responsibilities to justify lower returns to investors. Nor is it hard to see companies using these broad ESG commitments to curry favor with political leaders who prioritize specific causes.” ~ Samuel Gregg


There’s No Natural ‘Carrying Capacity’ for the Human Population: An Essay Inspired by the Happy News that the Human Population Has Reached Eight Billion

– November 30, 2022

“We don’t obtain resources from an existing stock created for us by nature, leaving fewer resources available for use tomorrow each time we withdraw some amount for our use today. Instead, resources are ultimately fruits of the human mind and effort.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux


How Media Bias Caused the Moral Panic Surrounding Climate Change

– November 28, 2022

“The political effort to limit economic growth by reducing the use of fossil fuels and changing the face of agriculture—will have a far greater long-term effect than the recent pandemic on people’s lives in the United States and worldwide.” ~ Peter J. Wallison


Hypocrisy Abounds at Climate Summit

– November 26, 2022

“Europe is scouring the world for more fossil fuels because the continent needs them for its growth and prosperity. That same opportunity should not be withheld from the world’s poorest.” ~ Bjorn Lomborg


The False Face of SBF, FTX, and ESG

– November 15, 2022

“For FTX and ESG, beneath a surface of virtue signaling and noblesse oblige are decidedly less-idealistic machinations: fraud, rent-seeking, influence-buying, and greenwash.” ~ Peter C. Earle


With Their Attacks on David Malpass, Environmentalists Reveal Their Shallow Ways

– November 4, 2022

“Global warming fanatics can’t see that the very human progress they disdain (and that they couldn’t live happily without) is what sets the stage for even better care of the planet they claim to want to save.” ~ John Tamny


Fake Science Fuels Climate Extremism

– October 25, 2022

“Following the habits of good science is a good idea, but following the dictates of people who call themselves scientists is not the same thing. Climate change might be real, but there are good reasons to reject calls for draconian policies that fail cost-benefit tests.” ~ David Barker


Europe Needs American Energy, Not Fake Kryptonite

– October 22, 2022

“A greater available supply of American natural gas and oil to European nations would reduce their dependence on Russian supplies. Americans would also enjoy lower oil and gas prices, more plentiful natural gas, a more robust and secure energy environment, and a more stable economy.” ~ Jon Sanders