Environment

The Earth and Civilization Have Been Saved By Fossil Fuels

In his 2022 book Fossil Future, Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress argues that fossil fuels are one of the greatest benefits to human civilization ever and that no viable substitutes exist, at least for now.

The Real Meaning of Earth Hour

The Real Meaning of Earth Hour

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. Earth Hour symbolizes the renunciation of industrial civilization.

The Danger of Radical Environmentalism

The Danger of Radical Environmentalism

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.

California Oil Spill

California Oil Spill

The oil spill in Southern California, very near where I live, is being used (abused) to call for anti-oil policies, including a ban on California offshore drilling. Here are my talking points on what actually happened and what the proper response is.

Save the Rhino!

Save the Rhino!

Today’s environmental activists are so hostile to capitalism that they end up killing animals they want to protect.

The Climate Hustle

The Climate Hustle

Climate change is real. It’s a problem, but I doubt that it’s “an existential threat.” Saying that makes alarmists mad.

Three Books on Solving The Climate Crisis: False Alarm, Apocalypse Never and Green Market Revolution

Three Books on Solving The Climate Crisis: False Alarm, Apocalypse Never and Green Market Revolution

Joakim Book contrasts and compares Bjorn Lomborg’s “False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet”, Michael Shellenberger’s “Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All”, and Christopher Barnard and Kai Weiss’ edited book “Green Market Revolution: How Market Environmentalism Can Protect Nature and Save the World.”

The Environmentalist’s Dream Came True

The Environmentalist’s Dream Came True

The environmentalists had a field day during the corona pandemic. The anti-human policies they have called for, protested for, disrupted societies and other people’s lives for, were suddenly implemented en masse, albeit on a temporary basis. Think of it as a trial for green policies. 

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