• Matt Ridley: Against Environmental Pessimism

    • Date: 08/07/20
    • Matt Ridley, Property and Environment Research Center

    Doomsday thinking about the environment has been popular for decades. A rational optimist lays out the many reasons we can be hopeful about the future of the planet. In 1980, the year that PERC was founded, I spent three months in the Himalayas working on a wildlife conservation project. The purpose was to do wildlife […]

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  • Dominic Lawson: Is Boris Johnson On The Side Of The Broke Or The Woke?

    • Date: 06/07/20
    • Dominic Lawson, Daily Mail

    ‘We need a Prime Minister with the guts to tell the privileged fools of Extinction Rebellion that importing coal creates more carbon dioxide.’ The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, says his priority is: ‘Jobs, jobs, jobs.’ For Boris Johnson, it is: ‘Build, build, build.’ Last week, the Prime Minister declared his commitment to end unwarranted delays in the decision-making […]

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  • Ross Clark: The Next Culture War Will Be Over Climate Change

    • Date: 04/07/20
    • Ross Clark, The Spectator

    The aim of activists now is not to engage with political opponents but to attempt to put them beyond the pale. It is steadily becoming clear where the woke brigade will go once the current moral panic over racism has run its course (which can’t be long, following the news that London estate agents have stopped using […]

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  • Forbes Falls To Cancel Culture As It Erases Environmentalist’s Mea Culpa

    • Date: 02/07/20
    • John Robson, National Post

    Some like Shellenberger have the courage and profile to stand up to this ill-educated, ill-bred mob and prevail. But for the average person, including academics, it’s flat-out terrifying. So they stand mute and trembling as the tumbril passes by. It’s big news when somebody prominent apologizes for being badly wrong on a major public matter, […]

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  • Michael Shellenberger: On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare

    • Date: 29/06/20
    • Michael Shellenberger, Environmental Progress

    On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years. Climate change is happening. It’s just not the end of the world. It’s not even our most serious environmental problem.  I may seem like a strange person to be saying all of this. […]

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  • Dominic Lawson: David Attenborough’s Population Scare Is Unwarranted

    • Date: 28/06/20
    • Dominic Lawson, The Sunday Times

    The planet is on the cusp of a seismic demographic shift. Peak population growth was in 1968. It has slowed inexorably since. Probably well before the end of this century, the number of humans will be on a path of absolute decline. The brakes have not been exactly slammed on, but the pace of growth […]

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  • Michael Kelly: Global Warming Is Not The Only Threat

    • Date: 25/06/20
    • Michael Kelly, The Critic

    Our response to Covid-19 has shown us that national security depends on more than tanks, planes and climate preparedness The vast sums spent in the UK and globally on climate change mitigation have never been subject to a rigorous cost-benefit analysis. To date they have had no measurable impact on the climate, let alone climate […]

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  • NJ Ayuk: African Lives Matter Too, Energy Policy Decisions Should Consider Their Needs

    • Date: 23/06/20
    • AJ Ayuk, Africa Oil & Power

    Africa is capable of building a better future, of ending energy poverty, strengthening our economy, and improving the lives of everyday Africans. And that’s why this is a horrible time for OECD, IEA, or any other outside organizations, to interfere with our natural resources. As African oil and gas countries struggle with Covid-19’s devastating impact […]

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