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More green deals, more global warming – POLITICO – Politico

This week, we look at which countries are using coronavirus stimulus plans to push green agendas and how the pandemic has wiped out decades of progress on some global sustainability goals. Activists in Germany attempt to pin thousands of protest…

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As Green Energy Flounders, Environmentalists Embrace Nuclear

Environmentalists have long promoted renewable energy sources as better for nature. But a new study suggests that the expansion of mining for the materials to make solar panels and wind turbines may pose a greater threat than climate change to…

California’s Blackouts Showcase Biden-Harris’ Radical Green Agenda

This past week, the nation has watched California experiencing its first intentional rolling blackouts since the state’s 2001 energy crisis. Governor Gavin Newsom, pointing out that solar panels don’t work at night and acknowledging the unusually calm winds which don’t…

California Could Put Out The Fires Or Keep Listening To AOC

The news that Palantir, the prominent tech company co-founded by Peter Thiel, is leaving California for Colorado sends a strong signal that the gold is leaving the Golden State. To be sure, there’s still plenty of precious value in California….

MELTDOWN: Media Busts A Nut Over Interior Okaying ANWR Oil Drilling

U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is set to approve oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Liberals and journalists lost their minds. The Wall Street Journal reported that “[t]he Trump administration approved an oil leasing program for the Arctic…

Alarmists Are Freaking Out Facebook Allows Climate Opinion

The other day my wife texted me a New York Timesarticle entitled “How Facebook Handles Climate Disinformation,” which included a subheader claiming that the social media giant’s policy of exempting opinion articles from fact-checking and warning labels “amounts to a…

Does Climate Change Optimism Make You Pro-Trump?

My views on climate change—and, more generally, on humanity’s future—have never been stable. Depending on what I’m reading, and perhaps shifts in my neural weather, I ricochet between optimism and dread. Last spring I was feeling pretty glum about, well, everything when iconoclastic…

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Trump Attempting to Establish the Worst Regulatory Rule Ever

August 3, 2020, 4:02 pm Inspired perhaps by back episodes of the Sopranos or his experience with payoffs required in New York to get any real estate development project going, Donald Trump is attempting to establish a regulatory regime right…

Hunter Biden Made Millions From Chinese Coal As Dad Decimated US Coal

Despite democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden declaring “no coal plants in America” and suppressing the industry as vice president, an investment fund directed by his son Hunter has funneled hundreds of millions of dollars into Chinese communist party-owned coal companies….

The Planet’s Future Has Never Looked Brighter

Doomsday thinking about the environment has been popular for decades. A rational optimist lays out the many reasons we can be hopeful about the future of the planet. In 1980, the year that PERC was founded, I spent three months…