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Post Tagged 'Climate change policy'

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 07.24.15

With Pope Francis at the Helm, World’s Mayors Pledge to Fight Climate Change Nadia Prupis, EcoWatch At the Vatican on Tuesday, mayors from around the globe pledged to fight climate change and help the world’s poor deal with the effects of a warming planet, an oath that came during a two-day conference with Pope Francis—himself a dedicated climate activist. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.15.15

Melville House Is Publishing Pope Francis’ “Call to Action” Encyclical on Climate Change Steve Duffy, Flavorwire Independent Brooklyn publisher Melville House has acquired the rights to be the first secular publisher of Pope Francis’ climate change encyclical: On Care for Our Common Home. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.08.15

In Calling on Government, the Pope Underestimates Power of the Market Doug Bandow, Conservative HQ Perhaps most disappointing is how the Pope seemingly views capitalism, and especially property rights, as enemies of a better, cleaner world. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.03.15

Enviros That Supported The Pope’s Encyclical Tout Abortion To Solve Global Warming Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller Here’s some irony for you. The same environmentalists that fervently supported the Pope’s call for global governance over the climate and oceans are also pushing explicitly anti-Catholic policies to fight global warming: more access to contraceptives and abortion.The Sierra Club was just one of many environmental groups that supported the Pope’s call to address man-made global warming. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 06.30.15

Matt Ridley on Climate Change Russ Roberts, Library of Economics and Liberty Science writer and author Matt Ridley discusses climate change with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Based on his reading of the scientific evidence, Ridley describes himself as a “lukewarmer.” While Ridley agrees that humans have made the climate warmer, he argues that the impact is small or positive over some temperature ranges and regions. Continue Reading...

Big Oil Advocacy for Carbon Taxes

Today at The Federalist I explore “Why Big Oil Wants A Carbon Tax.” Perhaps such advocacy isn’t just made out of a sense of global citizenship and environmental stewardship. On the surface such advocacy may seem counter-intuitive. Continue Reading...