Happy Earth Day! Every Earth Day environmental activists and their media allies present myriad claims that humans are destroying the environment. The only cure, they argue, is to take money and power away from private individuals and hand it over to government. Despite their doom-and-gloom environmental claims, environmental quality is in long-term steady improvement. This truly is a happy Earth Day. Here are three key facts to keep in mind:
• Our air is remarkably cleaner than just a few decades ago. U.S. air emissions have declined by approximately 70 percent since 1980, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
• Population growth is not ravaging our environment. U.S. population increased by approximately 40 percent since 1980, even while making the air emissions progress noted above.
• U.S. carbon dioxide emissions have declined by approximately 7 percent this century. If rising carbon dioxide emissions truly cause...
The Australian edition ofThe Guardian — probably the most hard-left of the lefty daily newspapers in the English-speaking world — published a story Thursday about how Attorney General George Brandis stood up for skeptics of the theory of man-caused, catastrophic global warming.
Brandis is not a skeptic himself. He believes in man-caused, catastrophic global warming, but he also believes in liberty. So he gave a “passionate” speech in which he said it was “deplorable” that...
Climate Change Weekly #125
NASA data show the “polar vortex” cold weather events this past winter also happened in the winters of 1935–36 and 1976–77. The findings destroy alarmist claims that human-induced global warming caused the exceptionally cold North American winter this year.
The frigid winter of 1976–77 occurred at the end of a 30-year global cooling period and the frigid winter of 1935–36 occurred while human greenhouse gas emissions were relatively minimal. During both prior winters...
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