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Malthus and Mein Kampf come to Cork

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For those who like their environmental gloom'n'doom spread with a thick dollop of Utopian totalitarianism and garnished with a slice of Galtonian pseudo-science, the Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas holds its sixth annual conference in Ireland this coming week.


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Thomas Friedman on Addicted to Oil

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I recently saw Thomas Friedman's "Addicted to Oil" documentary on YouTube. A few nits to pick. First, of course, he unquestioningly buys into the global warming hype as one of the reasons we need to "do something." Second...

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Socialism Exposed by Natural Disaster

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William Anderson today talks about America's pockets of socialism and how they collapse when tested. Meanwhile, in the prison called North Korea, there is massive flooding and...

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No, wait! Don't walk—that causes global warming!

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According to a fascinating article in The Times, walking to work may actually result in your augmenting, rather than reducing your "...

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The Green Economics of Gore

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Please note that I do not subscribe to the panicked cries of human-induced, carbon-based global warming. But, just for fun, let's assume that the cries are indeed true.

Ever since Mises exposed the negative effects of government interventions, politicians, bureaucrats, and...

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Gore: Ignorant or Dishonest?

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In his July 1, 2007, New York Times Op-Ed piece, "Moving Beyond Kyoto," Al Gore states:

Consider this tale of two planets. Earth and Venus are almost exactly the...

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Consuming national security

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Talk about internal conflict: On one hand, national security and all that, while, in the other hand, an ear of freshly-boiled, sweet corn. Sure, we all know that every kernel diverted from the production of ethanol is another seed of our destruction; oil production, global warming, etc...

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The T3 Tax: Laying Down the Gauntlet

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Economist Ross McKitrick, who along with Steve McIntyre played a major role in discrediting Michael Mann's "hockey stick" graph, has an interesting proposal for a carbon emissions tax tied to actual levels of warming. The tax would...

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Bush Unveils New Plan to Wreck Civilization

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MSNBC: President Bush on Thursday proposed that by 2008 the countries that emit the most greenhouse gases come up with long-term goals to curb emissions... Critics dismissed the strategy as a diversion and a delaying tactic..."


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Global Warming Is Not a Threat but the Environmentalist Response to It Is (Full Version)

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This article is the original, full version from which three previous articles that have appeared on this blog were excerpted. Those articles were "The Environmentalist Noose Is Tightening" (February 9, 2007, "Global Warming Is Not a Threat But the Environmentalist Response to...

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