• Predictive Models Dominate Our Lives — Not Always For The Better

    • Date: 07/05/20
    • Merrill Matthews, The Hill

    The vast majority of Americans are completely unaware of how much models that predict the future of the economy and the climate – and now disease – dominate our lives. There’s no escaping their reach. Those models drive many of our public policy debates and much of the major legislation passed by Congress.  That might […]

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  • Green Energy Prof Faces $1 Million Legal Fee Over Failed Attempt To Silence His Critics

    • Date: 01/05/20
    • Robert Bryce, Forbes

    Attempting to shut down debate and demonizing the opposition is one of the hallmarks of the all-renewable-energy tribe. Last week, anti-hydrocarbon activist and documentary maker Josh Fox — along with Stanford professor Mark Jacobson, Penn State climatologist Michael Mann, and several others — succeeded in briefly getting Michael Moore’s new documentary, Planet of the Humans, taken […]

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  • Civil War On The Left: Michael Moore Against The Greens

    • Date: 28/04/20
    • Steven Hayward, PowerLine

    Moore’s film not only exposes the green energy frauds, but reveals all too plainly the greens’ latent misanthropy. As John has already noted, the environmental left (aka, “the left”) is losing its lunch about the new Michael Moore-produced documentary “Planet of the Humans.” I have seen the the whole thing, and you might want to take […]

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  • 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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