Category Archives: environmentalism

Single-Use Plastic And Why Nine Out of Ten Statistics are Wrong

[UPDATED] I was just sent this: SHOCKER:RECYCLING PLASTIC IS MAKING OCEAN LITTER WORSE This one is surging — or, I should say, re-surging, since it’s not at all new — and you will watch it go stratospheric. You will also watch the Texas-sized exaggerations and outright prevarications spread across the globe with pretty much the…

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The Unknown Rebel, Tiananmen Square, & the Twenty-Ninth Year Anniversary of a Socialist Massacre

Tank Man — or the “Unknown Rebel,” as he’s sometimes called: so small and yet so large. That photo is of course from Tiananmen Square, twenty-nine years ago today, June 4th, when the entire world watched an anonymous Chinese man stand alone in front of advancing tanks, not backing down in the face of socialist…

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Angry Dirty Water: The Uncompahgre River

Along the western edge of Ouray, Colorado, and sourced some 12,000 feet above at a lake called Lake Como, there flows a greenish-yellowish-reddish river named the Uncompahgre River. The word is pronounced un-COME-pah-GRAY. It’s a Ute Indian word that means “dirty water” or “angry water” or “red lake,” because mountain minerals color the water, as…

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This Earth Day, May I Suggest …

May I suggest this Earth Day you peruse Steven Pinker’s new book Enlightenment Now? Steven Pinker is by no stretch of the imagination a conservative, right-wing, Republican blah-blah-blah-blah — if, that is, you’re still into all that nonsensical partisan meaninglessness, which I am not. (Meaningless, I say, because the left and the right are two…

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Plastic Strawmen and Noble Cause Corruption

As a bartender, the latest wave of environmental misinformation and exaggeration struck particularly close to home. I’m referring, of course, to the environmental push to outlaw plastic straws in bars, with, additionally, the threat of steep fines. Have you ever heard of “noble cause corruption”? It’s when you’re so convinced that your argument is on…

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Obama Administration to Ban Asthma Inhalers Over Environmental Concerns

As you may recall, the White House recently waived EPA ozone regulation because those regulations proved too costly (this despite the fact that you can’t put a price tag on mother earth), but now the Obama administration is looking to make asthmatics pay a steep price — a measure, let it be noted, which will…

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Obama And the White House Reject Costly Ozone Regulations

But what about “the environment”? Economics are meaningless compared to Mother Earth, aren’t they? And anyway, there’s no connection between wealth and clean, healthy environments. Well, the enviro-friendly White House seems to be rethinking that edict, as is usually the case whenever the rubber meets the road: White House Rejects Controversial Ozone Regs President Barack…

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Make Every Day Earth Day — But Do It The Right Way

Earth Day is upon us again. It all began on April 22, 1970, when a United States Senator named Gaylord Nelson founded “an environmental teach-in” which he called, somewhat inauspiciously, Earth Day. The first Earth Day was confined to the United States, but the first Earth Day national coordinator, one Denis Hayes, soon made it…

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UN Document Would Give ‘Mother Earth’ Same Rights As Humans

This is for all the folks out there — you know who you are — who over the years have told me that I caricaturize environmentalism and environmentalists; that I present the environmental position “unfairly,” as “too extreme” when I call it what it actually is: namely, neo-Marxism at its blackest, a quasi-secular religion that…

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Al Gore And The Snow-Job Of Kilimanjaro

In 2006, a movie director named Davis Guggenheim made a documentary about former Vice President Albert Gore and his global warming propaganda campaign. That movie is entitled An Inconvenient Truth, and since its release, the term “global warming” has, as you may have heard, fallen completely out of fashion — ostensibly because the earth has…

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A Complete List Of Things Caused By Global Warming

The following site is called the Warmlist, and it has rather painstakingly tracked all the effects actually attributed to global warming climate change “climate chaos.” It will either make you laugh or cry, one or the other: Click-Click For all you folks still on the climate chaos bandwagon, please tell us what you’re thinking, and…

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Environmental Propaganda And The 10:10 No Pressure Campaign

As I’ve often said, environmentalism as a political philosophy is a cult of death, the highroad to hell, truly neo-Marxism at its blackest. For all those who have so stridently claimed that my criticisms are unjust, that they are divorced from reality and wildly exaggerated, I offer you this latest inanity from the 10:10 propaganda…

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More Recycling Myths Exposed

The church of recycling and the cult of organic composting was dealt another hard blow recently, when the Toronto Star conducted the following in-depth investigation, which was sent to me by my indefatigable friend Redmond. (Vote Redmond on October 25th, 2010!) Green bins: A wasted effort? Deep flaws mar recycling program as tons of organics…

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The Great Outdoors Initiative

Not quite ten years ago, in May of 2001, Robert Tracinski wrote the following: Past regulations have been imposed in the same manner that the new, less-restrictive process is being adopted: by executive-branch decree. The result of those decrees over the past three decades has been a vast environmentalist land grab, with millions of acres…

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Nature Spills More Oil Than Man — By Far

A good reader sent the following: Mighty Oil-Eating Microbes Help Clean Up The Gulf In response to which, one should also point out what many people still don’t know: namely, that nature alone, apart from man, “spills” far more oil than all the world’s oil companies combined. For example: Natural Oil Leaks Equal To 8–80…

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