Acton Institute Powerblog Archives

Post Tagged 'Fossil fuel'

Angus Deaton, World Poverty and the Crusade against Fossil Fuels

For this writer, kissing last year goodbye was less a buss on the cheek than it was a kick in Old Man 2015’s behind. The previous year was chock-full of banalities and trivialities regarding religious shareholder activists and their opposition to fossil fuels and the companies that bring them to market – all while hypocritically traversing the globe in their luxe tour buses and big jet airliners to lend supposed Divine authority to the religion of Gaia. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 08.17.15

Is Poland’s new hyper-Catholic government on a collision course with the pope? John L. Allen, Jr., Crux In his recent encyclical letter Laudato Si’, Francis called for strong limits on the consumption of fossil fuels. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.07.15

Do the Pope and I live on the same planet? Steven W. Mosher, New York Post It is perhaps no coincidence that Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, a radical environmentalist who had a part in drafting the encyclical, is a member of the Club of Rome. Continue Reading...

Father Crosby and ‘Losing Money on Purpose’

Shareholder resolutions intended to force Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. to adopt greenhouse gas reduction goals and name environmental experts (i.e. any scientist who believes human activity causes climate change) to their respective board of directors were defeated last week. Continue Reading...

Why We Should Celebrate Fossil Fuels on Earth Day

Every year on Earth Day events are held around the globe to demonstrate support for environmental protection. You aren’t likely to see any celebrations of fossil fuels, though, despite all the ways they have improved the environment for human life and flourishing. Continue Reading...

The Real Zombie Lies on Earth Day

Earth Day has arrived once again, and all those nasty predictions about the environment made since the inaugural event in 1970 have yet to pass. In fact, many of the threats themselves have passed entirely. Continue Reading...