A Musk Inspired Anti-ESG Takeover Wave?

– May 16, 2022

“If incentives cannot be better aligned between management and stockholders from within, then somebody from the outside must step in so that the economy doesn’t suffer the large costs associated with underutilized assets.” ~ Robert E. Wright


Operation Climate-Change Choke Point

– May 11, 2022

“The Fed—an institution that, time and again, has proven that it cannot forecast the inflation rate or GDP growth over the next three months let alone years into the future—gets to decide what level of individual bank losses are ‘accurate’ in these hypothetical climate apocalypse scenarios.” ~ Paul H. Kupiec


The Battle for 1.5 Degrees of Warming Is Already Lost, So What’s Plan B?

– April 7, 2022

“If the understanding of the link between CO2 and warming is correct, we are not stopping at 1.5 degrees warmer than in the pre-industrial era. The IPCC indicates that we are likely to experience between 2 and 3 degrees of warming. So what do we do?” ~ James E. Hanley


Why ESG Ratings Are like Netflix’s Inventing Anna

– April 4, 2022

“ESG is intertwined within the upper crust of global institutions, and despite the exposure of data discrepancies within intergovernmental organizations or mounting concerns regarding ESG efficacy, the UN isn’t about to give up its plans.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson


Why President Biden’s Climate Goals Are Fictional

– March 23, 2022

“President Biden’s climate goals have something in common with many science fiction movies. The future that seems so far away is in reality too temporally close to make the story plausible.” ~ James E. Hanley


Solving the Post-Pandemic Plastic Pollution Problem

– March 11, 2022

“Research initiatives must begin investigating and investing in treating our oceans and landscapes for the masks and tests polluting them, like they are viruses themselves.” ~ Connor Tomlinson


Climate Tyrants’ New Tactics

– February 21, 2022

“Just because climate change is the hottest topic in progressive policy circles today doesn’t mean that other issues won’t command similar attention in the future, as anti-nuclear and anti-firearms campaigns have in the past.” ~ Richard Morrison


Do We Have A Climate “Crisis” Only Because We’re So Comfortable?

– February 12, 2022

“It’s sad that creating an increasingly comfortable world isn’t a grand enough battle to capture human attention and spirit. But as always in politics, we must take humans as they are, not as we wish they were.” ~ James E. Hanley


How The World Really Works

– January 26, 2022

“Smil’s is much more concerned with what is and what is not physically possible. Thus, his meticulously researched words are for anyone who wants his priors reexamined and feathers ruffled. It’s what the 2020s desperately need.” ~ Joakim Book


Africa Needs Carbon Fuels

– January 23, 2022

“It’s time to end environmental colonialism. Let Africa develop – quickly – and they, like people elsewhere, will choose more environmental protection as they grow wealthier.” ~ James E. Hanley


The Green Economy, Interethnic Conflict, Corporate Mining, and West Papua

– January 7, 2022

“It is strange how President Biden and other world leaders’ desires to save the planet from global warming can be the impetus for local environmental crises that are more immediate in their consequences than the global warming on the horizon.” ~ Todd Myers


Self-Defeating Environmental Activism

– January 7, 2022

“Policies should be based on a reasonable standard by which marginal preferences for environmental amenities are weighed against preferences for things like dividends, salaries, innovation, and growth.” ~ Richard Morrison