Tag: Environment
S. Fred Singer, Friend and Courageous Man of Science
The world-renowned astrophysicist Siegfried Fred Singer (1924–2020) passed away on April 6, 2020, at the age of 95. Fred was Emeritus Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Virginia, and since 1993 we were proud to have him as a dear friend and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute.
More Freedom, Not More Government (or Persistent Blackouts), Needed to Fight Wildfires
To begin to truly solve the underlying problem, lawmakers and regulatory policymakers must recognize how government intervention has made things worse.
Children’s Crusade of UN Global Climate Week Gets a Cold Shot
For a different take on climate, have a look at Lowell Ponte’s 1976 The Cooling: Has the Next Ice Age Begun? Can We Survive it?
Airport’s Ban on Plastic Water Bottles a Flight of Fancy
Californians may not be as environmentally destructive as state politicians believe.
Berkeley Is No Longer a Gas – and You Better Watch Your Mouth
Berkeley now mounts a war against free speech and natural gas. In California, just about everything is under threat these days. 
Common Sense 8, Phantom Frog 0 in Federal Land Grab Case
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service attempts to designate private property in Louisiana as “critical habitat”.
Reduce Ethanol Subsidies to Clean the Environment
Taking corn out of fuel and putting it back toward food production would make food more affordable while also reducing the negative environmental consequences that have resulted from the government’s multiple interventions.
Trump’s Ethanol Plans Double Down on Bad Environmental Policy
If ethanol truly were a good substitute for gasoline, no mandate would be necessary.
Fossil Fuels Are the Lifeblood of Modern Civilization
“We don’t want to ‘save the planet’ from human beings; we want to improve the planet for human beings.” —Alex Epstein I never thought I would encounter a book titled The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels. After all, in this day and age, it is the politically correct and fashionable trend for activists, media,...
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Whose Fossil Fuel Use Will G7 Leaders Reduce by 70%?
Our global political masters met in Germany this week: see how green they are? They’re walking ... in a field: can’t get any greener than that! And, as usual, they are coming up with the definitive solutions to the greatest threats of today: the end of the use of fossil fuels—in 85 years. No...
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