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Articles On: Climate, Coal Plant, and CO2 Emissions

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, September 6, 2020

As the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases and enormous pollution and environmental degradation, this section highlights the activities carried out by entities controlled by the Chinese Communist Party that harm our environment.

Analysis and Commentary

Beware The Duck!

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, September 12, 2020

There’s one more problem with solar power: peak electricity use in California occurs in the late afternoon and early evening, when solar power is small or zero.

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California Apocalypto

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Power outages, fires, water shortages, rising taxes, crumbling and congested highways, dismal schools, lawlessness …

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The Libertarian: Golden State Delusions

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Rolling blackouts, unhappy ridesharing firms, and a confiscatory new tax proposal point to California’s precipitous decline.

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Environment Costs Of Reforming Methane Rule Are Trivial

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Let’s actually pay attention to the science.

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Area 45: California: Back In Blackouts Again?

interview with James L. Sweeneyvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

James Sweeney explains the differences between crises present and past, and suggests ways California can better balance population and environmental concerns. 

Bureaucrats and Indians

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

American Indian tribes are quite competent to manage the federal lands they know so well, and Washington should let them do so.

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GoodFellows: Chilling Out On Climate With Bjorn Lomborg

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Earlier this year, the world’s elites agonized over climate change as the planet’s great existential crisis. And then along came a global pandemic. Hoover senior fellows John Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, and Hoover visiting fellow Bjorn Lomborg—this week’s guest “GoodFellow” and the author of a new book on the climate-change debate—discuss where the “environmental justice” movement is taking America and the world’s nations.

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Bjorn Lomborg Declares “False Alarm” on Climate Hysteria

interview with Bjorn Lomborgvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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This week, a conversation with Bjorn Lomborg, a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, the president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, and one of the foremost climate experts in the world today. His new book, False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planetis an argument for treating climate as a serious problem but not an extinction-level event requiring such severe and drastic steps as rewiring a large part of the culture and the economy.

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Carl Brady: The False Alarm Of Climate Change

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia Times Call
Sunday, July 19, 2020
The meme of human-caused catastrophic global warming/climate change has now persisted in our world for over 25 years. A corollary meme that the world can only be saved from this impending catastrophe by replacing all fossil fuels with renewable energy, primarily wind and solar, has existed almost as long.

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