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.

An Interview with The Skeptical Environmentalist

Bjorn Lomborg isn't one to abandon his politics just because he strays from the established line on the environment. The Danish statistics professor would rather solve the pressing problems of the world effectively. Tech Central Station's James K. Glassman spoke with...

Earth to Sun: Wrong Place, Wrong Internet Time

Once upon a time there was a company that made very powerful workstations -- super-duper PC's that put the final nail in the coffin of the mainframe computing model. This company developed servers that treated these workstations as clients, and linked them together in...

The Death Toll of Environmentalism

The Death Toll of Environmentalism

Colorado congressman Scott McInnis revealed last week that four firefighters who burned to death in July while tackling a forest fire in Washington state died because bureaucrats took 10 hours to approve a water drop. Taking water from the local river, it seems, is...

Global Hot Air

Global Hot Air

A new political dogma is being spun in the media. "Science," they say, has now "proved" that global warming is a real danger and that human beings are responsible for it, so that we need to take drastic steps to reduce greenhouse gases. This has been the widespread...

The National Academy of Dubious Science

The National Academy of Dubious Science

Imagine that you have invited a contractor to inspect your home and check for needed repairs. He tells you that, in theory, there might be a disastrous problem with the foundation. He can't actually prove that there is a problem, he says, and there are a lot of...

The Scientist Trap

The Scientist Trap

Ten days ago, we saw the headlines: "Panel Tells Bush Global Warming is Getting Worse." According to dozens of press accounts, a panel of distinguished climatologists from the National Academy of Sciences had provided new confirmation that "global warming is real, and...

Kyoto is Dead

Kyoto is Dead

[CAPITALISMMAGAZINE.COM NEWS REPORT] The Bush White House rocked Washington, DC and the world on March 28 when it acknowledged it would take no action on the Kyoto Protocol, the global warming treaty negotiated in 1997 by the Clinton administration. State Department...

Bush’s Environmental Guacamole

Bush’s Environmental Guacamole

Christie Todd Whitman has committed some of the Bush administration's biggest gaffes to date -- most infamously, her ill-fated crusade to drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions at all costs to thwart alleged global warming. Bush Republicans are right to thwack...

Republicans to Planet Earth: Drop Dead

Republicans to Planet Earth: Drop Dead

" ... Here, the environment is not an issue -- it's an ethic. It's protecting creation." In criticizing President Bush's environmental policy, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., made that pronouncement. Echoing a similar theme, a former official with the Wilderness...

Green Thumbs Vs. “Green” Politics

Green Thumbs Vs. “Green” Politics

Every year, at about this time, I make my personal protest against environmentalism by going out and enjoying nature. How, you might ask, can enjoying nature be considered an act of defiance against environmentalism? Consider how -- and why -- I enjoy it. I do not...

Bush Administration Must Say No To Jane And Kyoto

Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill is fond of telling the story of meeting Jane Fonda a few years ago. While CEO of Alcoa, he was invited to a White House briefing on global warming and found himself seated next to the actress and peace protester. She turned to him and...

George W. Gore?

George W. Gore?

Everybody in Washington frets about Vice President Dick Cheney's health, but what about his boss? President Bush is beginning to look a little too green for his own good. He may be in need of ideological defibrillation. Over the past several weeks, the Bush...

Gore’s Disastrous Green Agenda

Gore’s Disastrous Green Agenda

On Friday, Al Gore declared that "prosperity is on the ballot" and described himself as "the right ... choice to keep it going." But those who are watching his campaign more closely just got a reminder of who the real Al Gore is: an environmental zealot out to shut...

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