When environmentalism becomes corruption – Part 2

We need rational rules to protect environmental values – and meet essential societal needs Craig Liukko What does this country do for essential everyday minerals, when ideological bureaucrats have closed most mines and declared them “Permanently Closed”? In Colorado, it appears the “solution” is to have thousands of people sitting around idle, smoking pot, because…

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When environmentalism becomes corruption – Part 1

Environmental principles are too often used to stop lawful, responsible, vital land uses Craig Liukko All across the United States, private property rights are under assault – assault by state and federal legislators and regulators, environmentalist groups, wealthy liberal foundations, corporations and other special interests, often acting in coordination or collusion with one another. They…

Humans Are the Superior Species with Every Right to Be on Earth. We are Not ‘Unnatural’ as Environmentalists Claim and the IPCC Assumes.

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball Environmentalists are destroying environmentalism. As a subset of that destruction, creators of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) falsified science to claim that humans are causing global warming (AGW). That false science wasted trillions of dollars and disrupted millions of lives. That is enough money to provide clean drinking…

Luddite eco-imperialists claim to be virtuous

Foreword by Paul Dreissen Poor families in impoverished countries face formidable foes: an absence of electricity, roads and other infrastructure; corrupt, kleptocratic governments;  nonexistent property rights to secure loans; well-financed eco-imperialists whose policies perpetuate poverty, malnutrition and disease. Now they face even harder struggles, as a coalition of well-financed malcontents, agitators and pressure groups has…

Darwin — We’ve Got a Problem

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Biology has a ‘new’ problem: Speciation Reversal.  One recent paper on the topic declares: “We argue that extinction by speciation reversal may be more widespread than currently appreciated. Preventing such extinctions will require that conservation efforts not only target existing species but identify and protect the ecological and evolutionary…

Birds in Crisis?

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen I get emails — lots of emails in lots of different email accounts.  Many of these emails are fundraising emails — requests for financial support, offering memberships in their organizations, most of them advocating for some great cause. Lately, I’ve been getting a series of emails once again telling me…