Archive for the ‘Environmentalism’ Category
Natural disasters, media manipulation and the information casualties.
Quick quote from it:
“If there is no news, we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were”
Yes, there are indeed some. Two people, at odds with the environmentalist mainstream. Their message is radical: “We can’t stop global warming without a revolution in technology”. And so, like all rebels, they went out and…
started lobbying politicians
Technological revolutions don’t come cheap, $300bn, to be exact
With a handful of like-minded partners, they drafted the New Apollo project, the first version of their plan for a federally subsidized greening of the economy. They hired an economist to run the numbers and determined that a $300 billion government investment could call forth another $200 billion in private capital.
(To prove their independence from traditional environmental politics, they picked someone who had worked for the Bush administration.)
CBC released a new documentary on the theme of global warming.
Do we see gold or do we see garbage?
Mike Munger is interviewed by Russ Roberts from EconTalk on the issue of recycling. Munger poses the question: “Is it[the recyclable] garbage or a resource?”
If it’s garbage, then it’s just better to throw it away. If it takes more resources to turn it back into something useful, then recycling it is actually wasteful. Sometimes, just throwing things away is better for the environment.