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Massive Legislation Based On Junk Science

On Friday, June 26, the House passed a Climate Change Bill that will “require the U.S. to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent from 2005 levels by 2020 and by about 80 percent by mid-century.” While some politicians complain that this bill is going too far and worry about the […]

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Campus Media Response: Punishing Coal: Truly Criminal

Crime and Punishment: Jumping off the coal train, April 7, 2009 The Stanford Daily Stanford University Madame— Your article, “Crime and Punishment: Jumping off the coal train,” argues that despite the benefits of coal America should switch to “sustainable” energy production. Yet, aside from a ludicrous metaphor comparing coal fuel to eating cake you make […]

It Isn’t Easy Being Green

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It Isn’t Easy Being Green

As people assemble on the National Mall to celebrate Earth Day today, the idea that man-made global warming is threatening our future seems a foregone conclusion.  But even the left-leaning New York Times recently featured an opposing view from famous physicist Freeman Dyson.  Keith Lockitch, a fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute, has been campaigning against environmentalism […]

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Campus Media Response: “Sustainability,” The Unattainable Ideal

Going trayless and brainless, April 3rd, 2009 The Daily Princetonian Princeton University Sir— Your article questions the motives of “green” measures pursued by Princeton University which call for more intense sacrifices than are commonly accepted. You conclude that such initiatives “are designed not with the true interest of the environment in mind, but rather to […]

The Real Meaning of Earth Hour

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The Real Meaning of Earth Hour

Last night the lights went out at the Empire State Building, the George Washington Bridge in New York, Big Ben, Niagara Falls, the Eiffel Tower, and the Las Vegas casino strip, among many other places. No, this wasn’t just one more cost-reducing measure taken due to the state of the economy, but a way to […]

No “Footprint,” No Life

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No “Footprint,” No Life

As environmentalism continues to grow in prominence, more and more of us are trying to live a “greener” lifestyle. But the more “eco-friendly” you try to become, likely the more you find yourself confused and frustrated by the green message. Have you tried giving up your bright and cheery incandescent light bulbs to save energy–only […]

Averting a Crisis or Causing One?

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Averting a Crisis or Causing One?

In early December of 2008, the California State legislature passed a measure that would attempt to decrease the level of man-made greenhouse gas emissions. Tied together with, and following California’s “landmark” Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, the measure calls for a 15% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 (1990 levels). Among the codes […]

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Death and Carbon Taxes

In the early 1960s, President Kennedy challenged America to make what would be a giant leap for mankind by putting a man on the moon within the decade. Offering his own version of this challenge in a recent speech, former Vice President Al Gore called on America to transition all electricity production to “renewable” energy […]

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Babies: The Newest Environmental Plague

Children may be the next addition to the list of environmental threats. An astonishing article in a British newspaper reveals a new trend among young environmentalist couples: sterilizing themselves in an effort to save the planet. In their own words: “Every person who is born uses more food, more water, more land, more fossil fuels, […]

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Reject Environmentalism, Not DDT

The World Health Organization has announced that it will encourage the use of DDT to fight malaria, a mosquito-borne disease that kills a million people a year. This announcement is a positive development, but it is tragic that malaria was allowed to persist unchecked for so long. Though nearly eradicated decades ago, malaria has resurged […]

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