• Simon Abundance Index Confirms Julian Simon: Basic Commodities Much More Abundant Than 40 Years Ago

    • Date: 25/04/20
    • Human Progress

    The Earth was 570.9 percent more abundant in 2019 than it was in 1980 Introduction: Last year saw the mainstreaming of a Voluntary Human Extinction Movement (Vhemt). According to its American founder who goes by Les U. Knight, “I’ve seen more and more articles about people choosing to remain child-free or to not add more to […]

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  • Earth Day At 50: A Reassessment

    • Date: 23/04/20
    • Ronald Bailey, Reason online

    Half a century later, a look back at the forecasters who got the future wrong—and one who got it right About 20 million Americans turned out for the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. Lectures and rallies took place at more than 2,000 college campuses, 10,000 elementary and high schools, and thousands of other […]

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  • Earth Day At 50: None Of The Eco-Doomsday Predictions Have Come True

    • Date: 22/04/20
    • Ron Stein, New Geography

    From predicting ecological collapse and the end of civilization to warnings that the world is running out of oil, all environmental doomsday predictions of the first Earth Day in 1970 have turned out to be flat out wrong. More than three decades before Greta Thunberg was born — the Swedish environmental activist on climate change — more than 20 million Americans […]

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  • Coronavirus Has Killed Macron’s Climate Assembly

    • Date: 19/04/20
    • Melanie McDonagh, The Spectator

    France’s citizens’ climate convention has come back to bite Macron. He now has to find a way to evade the consequences of his idiot exercise.  Those of us who are sceptical about the worth of citizens’ assemblies have been noting with interest the upshot of the French citizens’ convention for the climate which delivered its recommendations […]

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  • An Epidemic Of Doomsday Forecasts

    • Date: 14/04/20
    • James Woudhuysen, Spiked

    Worst-case scenario thinking has clouded political judgement for decades Forecasts about the impact of Covid-19 have caused considerable controversy. For 30 years, I have been a professional forecaster, specialising in the social, economic and political dimensions of tomorrow’s technologies. And for years I have joked that, because of the 21st century’s acute uncertainty about the future, forecasters […]

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  • There’s Something About Models…

    • Date: 11/04/20
    • Tim Finnerty, The Pipeline

    Not, uh, those kind of models. We know what it is about them. I’m talking about predictive models, whose object is to use whatever data is available to map the statistical likelihood of particular future events. These days such models are roughly as numerous as air molecules, since businesses and governments are obsessed with mitigating […]

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  • We Must Not Let Green Extremists Exploit the Coronacrisis

    • Date: 07/04/20
    • Harry Wilkinson, Free Market Conservatives

    For years, we have been warned that a catastrophic environmental crisis is on its way – whilst living in a world that is uncertain about what a real global crisis looks like. Well, now we know. The coronavirus pandemic is horribly real. We need to learn the right lessons from how we manage it, and […]

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  • Without Reliable Fossil Fuels The World Would Have No Chance Against Coronavirus

    • Date: 01/04/20
    • Daniel Markind, Forbes

    Without the consistent, reliable power supply of fossil fuels most societies would have no chance to fight the coronavirus.  March 2020 will be the month the western world changed. As March began, there was relative normalcy except in China and isolated places in east Asia. By month’s end, much of the west – indeed, the entire world […]

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