Environmentalism

At Fukushima, Fear Was More Deadly than Radiation

Not one person has died or gotten sick from radiation, but over 1,600 died from the mandatory evacuation. 

- October 01, 2015

Fossil Fuels Are the Lifeblood of Civilization

Burning fossil fuels is not a "necessary evil"; it is a positive moral good for human life.

- October 01, 2015

Car Hacks: How the DMCA Let Volkswagen Secretly Cheat Emissions Tests

Cars run not just on gas, which you’re free to analyze, but also on code, which you aren’t.

- October 01, 2015

The Pope's Laughable – and Dangerous – View of Nature

Pope Francis says that humanity's sin is "exploiting" rather than accepting what Earth "gives" us, but this is a naive and fanciful theory. 

- September 21, 2015

How Many People Can Planet Earth Sustain?

Free societies turn the threat of population growth into its own solution.

- August 27, 2015

Environmental Doom-mongering and the Myth of Vanishing Resources

Humanity has never exhausted a single natural resource. 

- August 21, 2015

The War on Air Conditioning Heats Up

Air conditioning is, for most of us, a small summertime luxury. For others, it is a life-saving necessity

- August 07, 2015

Hillary Clinton's Ideological Vortex of Power and Planning

Hillary’s campaign seems designed to prove that F.A. Hayek was a prophet.

- July 30, 2015

Government Ruins the Dishwasher (Again)

It seems that regulators can’t think of much to do these days besides ruining things we love. 

- July 24, 2015

5 Unintended Consequences of Regulation and Government Meddling

Well-intentioned laws can cause serious mischief and hurt the very groups supposedly being helped.

- July 15, 2015

Unsustainable: Little Ways Environmentalists Waste the Ultimate Resource

Sustainability advocates need to remember that resources include more than electricity, water, plastic, and paper.

- June 23, 2015

The New Paganism? The Case against Pope Francis’s Green Encyclical

The worship of nature (as a cloak for hatred of capitalism) once again becomes a part of the religion.

- June 22, 2015

Against Eco-pessimism: Half a Century of False Bad News

The greenest thing we can do is innovate. The most sustainable thing we can do is change.

- June 17, 2015

Bed Bugs Are the New Plague

Are you being eaten alive while you sleep? Thank government regulations for that.

- June 12, 2015

The Poor Need Affordable Energy

Reducing artificially high energy costs is the first step in tackling fuel poverty.

- June 02, 2015

Duke Study: Global Warming Is Not "Worst Case Scenario"

A model of 1,000 years of temperature records suggests that warming is still happening, but it's slower and more moderate than worst-case projections.

- April 24, 2015

Twenty Two Ways to Think about the Climate-Change Debate

Those with a reasoned agnosticism about climate change will find themselves in debate with the Climate Orthodoxy. No one should sally forth into this hostile territory without reason and reflection.

- April 22, 2015

Anthem and the Meaning of the Light Bulb Ban

If there is something that we like, that makes our lives lovely — something as simple as a light bulb — you can bet it is being targeted for destruction.

- April 20, 2015

Why We Should Be Optimistic About the Future

Human achievement has reached unprecedented heights, and we ain't seen nothing yet.

- April 17, 2015

The World Is Bigger than You Think

"Natural" resources are not fixed because resources are not found in nature – they are created by the human mind.

- April 16, 2015

The Costs of Hysteria

It is understandable that noneconomists would fail to employ marginal analysis and would engage in overblown rhetoric when discussing something as controversial as climate-change policy. However, too many professional economists have fallen into this bad habit.

- April 08, 2015

How We Destroyed Indoor Plumbing

Indoor plumbing is an invention thousands of years old. It took American regulators in the late 20th century to destroy it.

- March 31, 2015

Does California Need Rain, Rationing, or Prices?

California has plenty of water. What it doesn’t have are prices.

- March 31, 2015

How We Destroyed Indoor Plumbing

Indoor plumbing is an invention thousands of years old. It took American regulators in the late 20th century to destroy it.

- March 31, 2015

Does California Need Rain, Rationing, or Prices?

California has plenty of water. What it doesn’t have are prices.

- March 31, 2015

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