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Donald Trump vs Greta And The Prophets Of Doom

“We must reject the perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse,” declared President Trump on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Gosh, what 17-year old pig-tailed school dropout could he possibly have meant by…

What does 'Medicare for All' actually look like?

Born in the States but living in Canada, I’ve always been amused by some of the silly things said by those who reject “Medicare For All” in the U.S., describing health care in Canada as being all about long waits,…

Eye-Popping Video Exposes Brazen Junk Science By Federal Climate Program

So is the federal government a disinterested player in the debate on climate science? Not based on an impressive video that outlines some of the shenanigans of government agencies that supposedly watch the matter. Composed of 13 federal agencies that conduct…

Joe Biden Wants To Ban All Plastic Use, Impose A Carbon Tax

During a town hall event in Iowa this week, “moderate” Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed a ban not just on plastic bags, but on plastic use in general. “When I go back to Kenya, we…

Oink, Oink! Watchdog Group Cites AOC As ‘Porker Of The Year’

A watchdog group named Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday its “Porker of the Year” for 2019, citing her sponsorship of the costly “Green New Deal” proposal. Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz said the New York Democrat received…

Climate change, big oil & China: 10 energy and climate issues to watch in 2020 – Axios

From presidential politics to China to oil prices, here’s what I’m watching this year. The big picture: A few key decisive moments this year will help determine whether concerns over climate change — rising since my last two annual outlook…

The US Has the Least Poverty In the World — Here Is How Metrics Are Crafted to Hide That Fact

A few weeks ago Matt Yglesias published a tweet (since deleted, which I don’t totally understand as I thought it was pretty innocuous from a Progressive viewpoint) saying that he wanted to spend more time focusing on “relative child poverty.” …

Planting trees alone will not stop global warming – Financial Times

A bidding war has developed over tree planting. Across the world, politicians are promising their constituents they will plant new forests. In Britain’s recent general election the parties promised billions of new trees: the leftwing Labour party promised 2 billion…

NH Gov. Rejects Climate Gas Tax, Other States Urged To Do The Same

This past week, details were released about the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI), the proposal to increase the price of gas across nearly a dozen northeastern and mid-Atlantic states with a new regulatory scheme that will now be debated in statehouses across…

Carbon Tax: Vermont Readies Raising Fuel Taxes For Utopian Climate Vision

Progressive legislators, interest groups, and government entities are clamoring to impose their utopian climate change agenda on Vermont’s citizens when the legislature commences its 2020 session. There are numerous Achilles heels in these well-laid (if foolish) plans, and they are…