Be careful when one uses the superlative case—best, most, -est, etc.—or evokes end-of-the-world imagery...
In 1990 the United Nations forecast that world population would peak at around 11 billion by the middle of this century. Now many experts believe the peak will be closer to 8 or 9 billion people. Is this slowing of global population growth good news for the earth's environment? Or do we still need to worry about the dangers of overpopulation and overconsumption? Peter Robinson speaks with Paul Ehrlich and Steven Hayward.
During the 2000 presidential campaign, George W. Bush said, "Prosperity will mean little if we leave future generations a world of polluted air, toxic lakes and rivers and vanished forests." So after two years in office, how has President Bush done as the chief steward of our nation's air, water, and land? Is the Bush environmental record the disaster that critics contend? Or has the administration just done a poor job of articulating its vision for new ways of caring for the environment?
Global warming, population, deforestation, mass extinctions—according to environmental groups and environmental scientists, the earth is in ever more dire straits. Should we heed these warnings and take steps to mitigate our impact on the global ecosystem? Danish statistician Bjørn Lomborg has come forward to say, not so fast. He claims the environmental state of the world is actually improving, not getting worse. His claims have generated a firestorm of condemnation in the scientific community. Why? And how can we in the general public separate ideology from fact in this debate?
Those are just some of the terms of apt praise applied to David Berlinsk’s new book, Human Nature, by Peter Robinson, Murdoch Distinguished Policy Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.
This year we mark the anniversaries of two environmental catastrophes...
Steven Hayward draws a connection between the environmentalist movement and the goal of global, coercive, non-consensual governance...
On the last weekend in May, Gov. Jerry Brown traveled to a cabin on the Russian River to help spread the cremains of Peter Finnegan, one of his oldest friends.
We can handle rising temperatures—if only everyone would calm down and think. Hoover visiting fellow Bjorn Lomborg on climate change and sweet reason.
Before a large room of Silicon Valley venture capitalists and IT executives fiddling with ubiquitous Blackberries, presidential candidate and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) delivered the keynote address at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit yesterday afternoon...
Is Charles Darwin’s theory fundamentally deficient? David Berlinski makes his case, noting that most species enter the evolutionary order fully formed and then depart unchanged. Where there should be evolution, there is stasis. So, was Darwin wrong?
If you believe only government can save the environment, prepare to change your mind. Hoover fellow Terry L. Anderson and his coauthor, Donald R. Leal, describe an entirely new kind of environmentalist.
Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, insists that we humans must face the truth about ourselves—no matter how good it might be. An interview with Peter Robinson.
Conflicting priorities are confusing policy