Category Archives: Environmentalism

Society is constantly adapting to all sorts of changes

Good piece in today’s WSJ, on the history of doomsday scenarios and apocalypse fatigue. This has nothing to do with the soundness of climate science. The games begin when economists get their hands on scientific projections and try to translate temperatures … Continue reading

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That impulse that recurs, again and again

Kevin D. Williamson writes about the people the Radical Left chooses to adore: The history of the postwar period is the history of the struggle against Communism. What’s sometimes forgotten — conveniently forgotten — is that our victory in that struggle … Continue reading

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The dogma lives loudly in you

h/t Julie Kelly in Matt Ridley: Climate Change Rational Optimist He calls himself a “lukewarmer” on climate change.  The author of several scientific books — including The Rational Optimist, his paean about how human grit and ingenuity have historically prevailed over … Continue reading

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Humanity’s ability to forestall radical warming

Good piece by Oren Cass, Truth is Just a Detail, at City Journal: Wallace-Wells’s article is a quintessential illustration of what I have described in Foreign Affairs as “climate catastrophism.” He ignores humanity’s capacity for adapting to changes that will occur slowly … Continue reading

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The last people to save the planet

Great piece in the WSJ.  Whenever a politician says, “give me more power so I can save the world,” the last thing we should do is give that person more power. From Paris Climate of Conformity: Forgive us for looking … Continue reading

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The lukewarmer

Heard an interview with Steve Hayward in this podcast, in which he summarizes the lukewarmer* position very succinctly: It’s not a hoax… “like other environment problems we’ve had, they are phenomena, they’re not world-ending crises, and why should we suppose this is the … Continue reading

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That’s not a brief for denial, it’s a brief for adaptation

Kevin D. Williamson asks the progressives of California to please demonstrate their competence at risk management before exporting their methods world-wide.  From Global Warming Guacamole: [The drought in] California presents the global-warming dispute in miniature. The Left, with the prominent … Continue reading

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