Do 97% of Climate Scientists Really Agree?

Is it true that 97% of climate scientists agree that climate change is real? Where does the 97% figure come from? And if it is true, do they agree on both the severity of and the solution to climate change? New York Times bestselling author Alex Epstein, founder of...

The Science Behind ‘Climate Change’

Richard Lindzen, an MIT atmospheric physicist and one of the world’s leading climatologists, summarizes the science behind climate change. Climate change is an urgent topic of discussion among politicians, journalists and celebrities…but what do scientists...
The Danger of Environmentalism

The Danger of Environmentalism

Earth Day approaches, and with it a grave danger faces mankind. The danger is not from acid rain, global warming, smog, or the logging of rain forests, as environmentalists would have us believe. The danger to mankind is from environmentalism. The fundamental goal of...

Why We Should Celebrate Fossil Fuels on Earth Day

Every year on Earth Day we learn how bad humanity’s economic development is for the health of the planet. But maybe this is the wrong message. Maybe we should instead reflect on how human progress, and the use of fossil fuels, has made our environment cleaner...
The Real Meaning of Earth Hour

The Real Meaning of Earth Hour

On Saturday, March 29, cities around the world will turn off their lights to observe “Earth Hour.” Iconic landmarks from the Sydney Opera House to Manhattan’s skyscrapers will be darkened to encourage reduced energy use and signal a commitment to fighting climate...
What is a ‘Rational’ Climate Policy?

What is a ‘Rational’ Climate Policy?

I recently attended a talk about rational climate policy in Calgary, the headquarter city of the Canadian oil industry. The presenters where  economics professor Trevor Tombe and former pipeline executive Dennis McConaghy who argued that the Canadian federal...
The Truth About Climate Change

The Truth About Climate Change

Climate change is real and persistent. Even a brief study of the recent past illustrates this, but it becomes all the more certain when one broadens the scope to take in the vast sweep of geologic time. Is nature’s inherent dynamism responsible for the climate change...
Trudeau’s Illogical Leap on Climate Change

Trudeau’s Illogical Leap on Climate Change

“There is no hiding from climate change. It is real and it is everywhere,” stated Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last fall (see the McLean’s magazine article here). He is correct in his observation: we know from climate science that the climate is always changing; it...
Anti-Development is Anti-Life

Anti-Development is Anti-Life

Canada’s Financial Post (FP) is running a week-long series entitled “Arrested Development” which investigates how “Canada has turned into a can’t-do nation as surging activism strains economic growth.” The reports cover the stalling or cancellation of various...

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