Bjørn Lomborg has a new column in USA Today.
This morning in USA TODAY, Lomborg argues that in virtually every developed country the air is more breathable and the water is more drinkable than it was in 1970. Deforestation has turned to reforestation and ever-more people have access to clean water and sanitation.
This Earth Day, we need a dose of realism about real environmental challenges — such as the air and water pollution that make life so miserable for billions — and the real opportunities that exist for environmental innovation, to make our planet a better place.
Year after year, we are treated to a message of environmental doom and gloom and admonitions on Earth Day. On the back of this sentiment in wealthy countries, governments have invested billions of dollars in inefficient, feel-good policies such as subsidizing solar panels and electric cars.
But there are far better ways to improve environmental prospects for humanity and our planet. On Earth Day, we need more fracking, more wealth, smarter investments and fewer inefficient subsidies.
Another way is to show your ride:
David Burge (Iowahawk) writes on his FB page:
Rejoice, carbonators! It’s time for the 8th Annual Iowahawk Earth Week Cruise In!
8th Annual Iowahawk Earth Week Cruise-In – 7 days of peace, love, and carbon-belching horsepower straight from the garages of Iowahawk readers.