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Analysis and Commentary

What The New GCSE In Global Warming Should Teach

by Bjorn Lomborgvia The Spectator
Saturday, May 14, 2022

For years, environmentalists have campaigned for children to study global warming as a subject rather than simply as a part of geography. Their wish has now been granted in England with a new GCSE in natural history, starting from 2025. We know nothing yet about the syllabus but it’s quite the opportunity to ask what our planet’s problems really are, and how effective the net-zero agenda is as a solution. 

Analysis and Commentary

The Fuzzy Math Behind U.N. Report On Global Disasters

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Prescott eNews
Monday, May 9, 2022

A new U.N. report has revealed the disturbing news that the number of global disasters has quintupled since 1970 and will increase by 40 percent in coming decades. It finds that more people are affected by disasters than ever before, and the U.N. deputy secretary general warns humanity is “on a spiral of self-destruction.”

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An Energy-Shy California Explores Its Nuclear Option

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

This is a cautionary tale of two heads of state looking at uncomfortable scenarios that involve a “nuclear option.”

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The Mission that Matters

by Nadia Schadlowvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Memo to the Pentagon: your job is to prevent wars or win them. You can’t afford to get distracted by climate-change policy.

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Green Squeeze

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Thanks to misguided climate policies, the upward spiral of energy prices is just getting started.

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Let Markets Clear the Air

by Joshua D. Rauhvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

“Net carbon zero” investments are stifling healthy market responses to climate change. And they probably won’t benefit anyone but the investors themselves.

Co-author: Mels de Zeeuw

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Hoover Book Club: Shiran Victoria Shen On The Political Regulation Wave

interview with Shiran Victoria Shen, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Thursday, April 28, 2022

A discussion with Shiran Victoria Shen on her latest book, The Political Regulation Wave moderated by Bill Whalen on Thursday, April 28 at 10AM PT/1:00PM ET.

Analysis and Commentary

Next Steps In US-China Climate Cooperation

by Shiran Victoria Shenvia Hill
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

The future sustainability of the Earth cannot do without the coordinated actions of its two largest carbon polluters — the United States and China.

Co-authors: Jean C. Oi, Yi Cui and Liang Min

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Obsession With Climate Change Distorts Our Priorities

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Inside Sources
Sunday, April 10, 2022

Over the past decade, the global elite’s obsession with climate change has taken away from the many other major problems facing the planet—shown most dramatically by the invasion of Ukraine. Western European leaders should have spent the past decade diversifying energy sources and expanding shale gas instead of shutting down nuclear plants and becoming scarily reliant on Russia. But the war there is far from the only thing they have managed to ignore.

HousingAnalysis and Commentary

Will California Eliminate Public Golf Courses?

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, March 29, 2022

To address California’s housing shortage, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D–Bell Gardens) wants to tear up California’s public golf courses and use the land to build new housing. Assembly Bill 672 would provide subsidies, along with an exemption from California’s environmental quality regulations to replace municipal golf fairways with new housing, provided 25 percent of the new construction is for low-income households.

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