Instead of shutting down independent thinking on university campuses and elsewhere, we should defend freedom of thought and expression wherever we can.
Science and Technology
Rising generations will have more food options than ever before. They face less risk of starvation or disease than any humans who have ever lived. Let’s give them science instead of scare stories.
The fundamental goal of environmentalism is not clean air and clean water; rather, it is the demolition of technological/industrial civilization. Environmentalism’s goal is not the advancement of human health, human happiness, and human life; rather, it is a subhuman world where “nature” is worshipped like the totem of some primitive religion.
This Earth Day, instead of attacking those who sell fossil fuels, I will applaud them for overcoming constant environmental hysteria — while providing affordable energy that will allow us to fight poverty, which is the real threat to the people of the world.
The lights of our cities and monuments are a symbol of human achievement, of what mankind has accomplished in rising from the cave to the skyscraper. Earth Hour presents the disturbing spectacle of people celebrating those lights being extinguished. Its call for people to renounce energy and to rejoice at darkened skyscrapers makes its real meaning unmistakably clear: Earth Hour symbolizes the renunciation of industrial civilization.
It is about time the oil companies take the high moral ground and tell the world what a crucial value oil and other fossil fuels are to us.
So let’s chill out about global warming. We don’t need more micromanagement from government. We need less.
With the decline of the USSR, communism has lost considerable respectability and is now repackaged as environmentalism and progressivism.
University of Calgary, my employer, recently announced that this year it will require all newly-admitted students to read “No Impact Man,” the New York-based author Colin Beavan’s account of living for a year in Manhattan in an effort to strive for “zero environmental impact.” According to Dru Marshall, provost and vice president at the University […]
Controversy is heating up over an Obama administration plan to drastically reduce the amount of federal lands available for oil shale development in the American West. The Bush administration had set aside 1.3 million acres for oil shale and tar sands development in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. The new Bureau of Land Management [BLM] plan […]
The next time an environmentalist warns us of a pending disaster or that we are running out of something, we ought to ask: When was the last time a prediction of yours was right?
On Sunday, February 17, the Sierra Club will lead what is being billed as the world’s largest ever “climate rally.” “This is a blackout rally,” said Alex Epstein, President of the Center for Industrial Progress (CIP). “The Sierra Club doesn’t just want to outlaw the Keystone Pipeline, which would by itself be a horrible economic […]