Environment

How to Alleviate the Looming Global Hunger Crisis

Synthetic nitrogen fertilizers, mostly made with natural gas, are a modern miracle, crucial for feeding the world.

The Purpose of Flying A Nearly Empty Plane

An efficiency-minded environmentalist could object that this trip shouldn’t be made, a Marxist-leaning commentator that this was an example of the horrible waste and misallocation of the capitalist system.

Climate Myths

Governments want to keep control… Carbon dioxide becomes that molecule by which (they) can take control of your lives.

How Fossil Fuels and Capitalism Saved The Whales in the 19th Century

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Herman Melville, who is best known as the author of Moby Dick. In his famous novel Melville tells the story of a whaling ship captain obsessed with taking his revenge on a great white whale. The novel is, today, a hallmark of...

We Need Free Markets to Cope with Climate Change

Turning our world into one in which practically the entire human race is prohibited from acting for its self-interest on the basis of everyone’s independent intelligence is a formula for mass extinction.

The Nightmare Fairyland of the Green New Deal

House Resolution 109 “Recognizing the Duty of the Federal Government to Create a Green New Deal,” has a long list of sponsoring congresspersons who seem to be not much different from that child in the toy store.

The Green New Deal, Not Climate Change, is an Existential Threat

The core idea of the Green New Deal, endorsed by virtually every Democratic Presidential candidate, is that the government should rapidly outlaw fossil fuel power and rapidly replace it with renewable power, mostly from solar and wind. This would be the most radical...

Climate Change and the Power of Scaremongering

The New York Times and the scientists it cites in “U.S. Climate Report Warns of Damaged Environment and Shrinking Economy” (11/23/18), either do not understand simple mathematics, or rely on the ignorance of their readers to create a silly scaremongering headline over...

The Power of Compounding and the Power of Scaremongering

The New York Times and the scientists it cites in “U.S. Climate Report Warns of Damaged Environment and Shrinking Economy”, either do not understand simple mathematics, or rely on the ignorance of their readers to create a silly scaremongering headline over an absurd statistic.

There Are No Natural Resources

The human mind is the ultimate resource because it, and only it, creates all of the other economically valuable inputs that we call “resources.”

Trudeau’s Illogical Leap on Climate Change

Governments’ use of force to curtail CO2 emissions is not only futile—it undermines freedom of business and of the rest of us, and therefore, human prosperity and flourishing.

Anti-Development is Anti-Life

The environmentalist and other activist leaders concentrate on reversing human progress and diminishing human well-being as much as possible.