Tag Archive for Climate Change

That’s A Lot of Carbon

Submitted without comment. … Okay, one comment. Wouldn’t holding this conference over Skype instead of in-person have saved untold tons of greenhouse emissions and set a good example? Lima Climate Talks Set for Record Carbon Footprint – US News: “Hardly…

Now I Need To Feel Guilty About Air-Conditioning?

Really? I had finally made my peace with the bee thing. Now this. Air-conditioning haters: It’s not as bad for the environment as heating. – Slate Magazine: A certain class of Americans—let’s call them the brrr-geoisie—has come to see the…

Is “Ocean Acidification” The New Climate Change?

Remember when we had acid rain, honeybee colony collapse disorder, mullets, holes in the ozone layer, Alar, mutated frogs, restless leg syndrome, and more recently, climate change (née global warming)? Well, lately I’ve been seeing references to “ocean acidification.” Seems popular. Ocean acidification…

It Ain’t Easy Being Green …

But it can be lucrative as hell. Via Jeff Jacoby. (his tweet) (pic via Wiki) Al Gore has thrived as green-tech investor – The Washington Post: Al Gore is thriving, too. The man who was within sight of the presidency…

Quick Book Review: The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley

I just finished reading The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley. It certainly seems like Matt Ridley is the intellectual heir to Julian Simon. Ridley makes a strong case that not only aren’t things that bad, there’s historically quite good, and the prospects…

Global Warming, Science, and Public Policy

Another good one from Steven Horwitz. This is a fantastic and brief read. In short, he makes two points: 1. You can concede that global warming is happening, and still have a legitimate disagreement over the popularly prescribed solutions. Disagreeing…

Lomborg On Feel-Good Environmentalism

Is the goal to do the most good for the most people? Or something else? Dr. Boudreaux comments. Bjorn Lomborg: Feel-Good Environmentalism at the U.N. – WSJ.com: The United Nations environment summit in Rio this week is a great example…

Washing Machines for Me but Not for Thee

Wonderful TED video and points. Enjoy. Hans Rosling and the magic washing machine – Video on TED.com: What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. With newly designed graphics from…