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Post Tagged 'Environmental ethics'

As it turns out, Lake Erie does not have ‘rights’

Last week, a federal district court judge in Ohio declared that the city of Toledo’s move to establish a Lake Erie Bill of Rights, or LEBOR, was invalid.  Judge Jack Zouhary put it this way: Frustrated by the status quo, LEBOR supporters knocked on doors, engaged their fellow citizens, and used the democratic process to pursue a well-intentioned goal: the protection of Lake Erie. 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 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.” Continue Reading...