The Five Questions Global Warming Policy Must Answer

It is no secret that I doubt increasing CO2 in the atmosphere will have enough negative effects on the global environment to warrant the extreme cost to humanity of substantially reducing those effects. Note that this statement has both science and energy policy components. In fact, with “global greening” we should consider the possibility of 

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The Yellow Jackets Are Right About Green Policies

By George Melloan Seek out the most basic cause of the French riots and you’ll come to a bizarre answer: carbon dioxide. More specifically, the demonization by political activists of that vital element of the earth’s atmosphere. French President Emmanuel Macron stirred popular rage by trying to raise the gasoline tax by about 25 cents 

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That really scary climate report

On Nov. 23, the U.S Government‘s Global Climate Research Program delivered a Congress-mandated “National Climate Assessment” report. “Grim” is too weak an adjective for the terrors that the report describes. Here’s an attempt to summarize the document: The earth is steadily getting hotter. “Human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases, are the dominant cause of 

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France’s Combustible Climate Politics

By Bret Stephens The recent publication of the Fourth National Climate Assessment is being hailed as a potent rebuke to President Trump for his do-nothing approach to climate change. Meanwhile, another president is learning that perhaps the only thing worse than doing nothing about climate, politically speaking, is doing something about it. Emmanuel Macron’s government 

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Macron’s Carbon Tax Disaster

By Kenny Stein Most Americans are probably just hearing about the ongoing protests in France after images of rioting around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris this past weekend finally forced the topic onto the front page. The nationwide protests, now in their third week, had previously garnered little coverage outside France, and what limited 

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