Tag Archive for Environment

The Tragedy of The Commons Revisited

Have you ever walked into the office break room and found that all three communal coffee pots had 1/8″ of an inch of burned coffee in them because no one made coffee, but all drank it? That’s the tragedy of…

Fracking Irony And Property Rights

One day last week we were driving through the beautiful Finger Lakes region of NY. It’s  a hot-bed of discussion and argument over hydraulic fracturing, or the less pleasant sounding “fracking.” I wasn’t able to snap a pic but we…

It’s Not A Delicate Balance

Another gem from Matt Ridley. Ecology and Change: Nature Has No ‘Balance’ for Us to Keep – Mind & Matter – WSJ.com: Academic ecologists have abandoned such a static way of thinking for something much more dynamic. For a start,…

How Do We Measure Sustainability?

What does that even mean? This brief column is excellent, and has a great finish. (ht: Dr. Newmark) The Hollow Halo of Sustainability: “RALEIGH — The word sustainable is everywhere. Federal, state, and local governments have invoked it as a…

Al Gore, Over-Population, and World Greenery

Two must-reads. Al Gore’s Ugly Rhetoric – Reason Magazine: “For years, the Sierra Club and other environmentalist groups have warned us that too many babies will destroy the Earth. ‘We are experiencing an accelerated obliteration of the planet’s life-forms—an estimated…

The Facts About Fracking …

Fantastic article in yesterday’s WSJ. Also see the previous posts on fracking linked below. Review & Outlook: The Facts About Fracking – WSJ.com: “Fracking contaminates drinking water? One claim is that fracking creates cracks in rock formations that allow chemicals…