Population Panic, Back Again
In the opening scenes of the 1995 film 12 Monkeys, we meet gritty protagonist James Cole, played by a very worried-looking Bruce Willis. The year is 2035, and the dwindling remnants of humanity have been driven underground, thanks to a virulent super-virus that …
Editor’s Note: The following excerpt is adapted from Rupert Darwall’s new book Green Tyranny: Exposing the Totalitarian Roots of The Climate Industrial Complex. It appears here with permission.
Solitude many men have sought, and been reconciled to: but …
Goodbye, Clean Power Plan
There were three good reasons to abandon the Clean Power Plan, and EPA administrator Scott Pruitt cited two of them in his decision, announced Monday, to rescind the cumbrous carbon dioxide rule.
The first argument against the Clean Power Plan …
Climate McCarthyism Is on the Rise
Call it Climate McCarthyism.
The question, “Do you believe in climate change?” is the new, “Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist party?” Since Donald Trump’s election, climate activists, Democratic politicians, and the …
Stop Enjoying Summer, Climate Activists Advise
The Merchants of Misery — a.k.a., climate scientists — are working overtime to shame you about all the pleasures you’re enjoying this summer and how your selfish indulgences will cause the planet’s demise. Grilling your favorite …
The Problem with the ‘Science’ Behind Having Fewer Children for the Planet’s Sake
Would you like to lose ten pounds of ugly fat? Great! Off with your head.
This old chestnut came to mind as I was perusing the now-infamous new study from Lund University’s child-averse climate scientists, advising people to save …
‘The Ugly Environmentalist’
One of the hallmarks of the “Ugly American” is the habit of thinking foreigners will understand what you’re saying if just shout it louder and louder.
The Ugly Environmentalist does something similar. He exaggerates the challenge of global warming …
Au Revoir, Paris Climate Accord
A few days after President Trump said the U.S. would pull out of the Paris climate accord, a group of political and corporate heavy hitters announced that they are still in.
The climate flank of the Trump resistance is …
The Key Charade of the Paris Agreement
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following piece originally appeared in City Journal. It is reprinted here with permission.
Even before President Trump had completed his announcement that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Accord on climate change, howls of …
Well, we now know Donald Trump is not mayor of Paris. This is one of the many outtakes from the past week that further distract us from actually making our lives better, working for the common good.
The president made …
At the U.N. Climate-Change Conference, the Two Minutes Hate
No one quite knows what the latest United Nations climate-change conference is meant to be doing. About the current one, the 23rd in the annual series under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, there is something a little …
When the Power of the State Was Used to Bully Climate-Policy Dissenters
Last year, Washington attorney general Bob Ferguson announced that he would be joining other blue-state attorneys general to investigate ExxonMobil and conservative groups that work on the issue of climate change. Though they claimed otherwise, the AGs’ goal was to …
Matt Ridley: Climate Change’s Rational Optimist
He calls himself a “lukewarmer” on climate change.
The author of several scientific books — including The Rational Optimist, his paean about how human grit and ingenuity have historically prevailed over a harsh natural world — Ridley acknowledges that the …
The New York Times Botches a Climate-Change Story
If the day ends in a y, the New York Times will run at least one breathless, apocalyptic story about how man-made climate change is destroying the planet and the future of our children. The paper has an entire propaganda …
Mark Jacobson, the Stanford engineering professor who became the darling of the green Left by repeatedly claiming the U.S. economy can run solely on renewable energy, has threatened to take legal action against the authors of an article that …
Not Everything Is Caused by Climate Change, Part 971
An iceberg as big as Delaware has broken off from the West Antarctic ice sheet. According to the researchers who for years have studied the ice shelf, known as Larsen C, the rift was almost certainly not caused by climate …
Adding Economic Catastrophism to Climate Catastrophism Does Not Help
I recommend anyone interested in the climate debate read this column by Ryan Cooper at The Week for an illustration of how quickly premonitions of climate catastrophe can become muddled. Cooper has previously warned that climate change, left unchecked, “would …
For America’s Loudest Climate Alarmists, Do as I Say, Not as I Do
Climate change is going to kill us all, but the leaders of the Left won’t let that get in the way of their being both morally and hierarchically superior to the rest of us who think that solar panels, …
Don’t Apologize for Being Honest about Climate Change
Writing about climate change in the New York Times, Ross Douthat describes “lukewarmers” as those who:
accept that the earth is warming and that our civilization’s ample CO2 emissions are a major cause. They doubt, however, that climate change …
The ‘Lifestylization’ of Politics
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays.
I will admit upfront that I have a pretty good gig, writing-wise. …