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The Pursuit of Nuttiness

There is much enthusiasm these days, from adults and adolescents alike, for the pursuit of nuttiness. Consider two instances. One instance can be found in the environmental crusade, as explained by Gerard Baker in the Wall Street Journal (“St. Greta Spreads the Climate Gospel,” September 20): The High Church of Environmentalism has acquired many of the characteristics of its ecclesiastical predecessor. An apocalyptic eschatology warns that we will all be consumed by...

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50 years of failed doomsday, eco-pocalyptic predictions; the so-called ‘experts’ are 0-41 – Publications – AEI

AEI 50 years of failed doomsday, eco-pocalyptic predictions; the so-called ‘experts’ are 0-41 This week Myron Ebell (director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute) and Steven J. Milloy published a post on the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) blog titled “Wrong Again: 50 Years of Failed Eco-pocalyptic Predictions:” Modern doomsayers have been predicting climate and environmental disaster since the 1960s. They continue to...

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Quotation of the day on the inconsistency of treating children as both role models and incompetent snowflakes….. – Publications – AEI

AEI Quotation of the day on the inconsistency of treating children as both role models and incompetent snowflakes….. …. is from Pierre Lemieux’s (research Fellow at The Independent Institute and professor of economics at the Université du Québec en Outaouais) excellent post on EconLog “Power to the Children and Hail to the State!“: It is not the only absurdity in the whole situation that demonstrating children [e.g., Greta Thunberg and the Sunrise Movement] are...

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Monday evening links, all energy edition – Publications – AEI

AEI Monday evening links, all energy edition Here’s an assortment of energy/climate links, submitted for your approval: 1. The Media and St. Greta’s Eco-Stunt. Roy Spencer, Ph.D., climatologist, author and former NASA scientist explains on his blog “How the Media Help to Destroy Rational Climate Debate.” Exhibit A: The current eco-stunt taking place on St. Greta’s ark, which Michael St. George says is “an ideal metaphor for how deep-Green ideology has now...

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How green is Saint Greta’s ark? Er, not very….. – Publications – AEI

AEI How green is Saint Greta’s ark? Er, not very….. ….. is the title of an article by Michael St. George in the Conservative Woman, here are some “money quotes”: Last Wednesday, in a blaze of unremittingly fawning publicity and uncritical adulation of which even Moses descending from Mount Sinai with the tablets bearing the Ten Commandments would have been envious, the good ship Mazilia – or, as I prefer to call it in view of its almost quasi-religious mission,...

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Video of the day: Patrick Moore, the ‘sensible environmentalist’ – Publications – AEI

AEI Video of the day: Patrick Moore, the ‘sensible environmentalist’ In the video above, Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore discusses how we need to look at science and environmentalism together and not just view the sensationalism activism shown to the media. After leaving Greenpeace Moore has gone on to become what he calls a sensible environmentalist and explains how Greenpeace and other like-minded organizations have moved away from using science as a basis for their...

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The Green New Deal Is Red

The Democrats led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released their “Green New Deal” this week.  As Peter Schiff put it in his latest podcast, the Green New Deal is really red – as in socialist red.The whole thing is an economic train wreck.It’s masterful politics though.The socialist wing of the Democratic party – that might be redundant – is asking for the world. Of course, they won’t get most of the proposals in the plan. They are politically and economically untenable. But...

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Quotation of the day on the uprising against eco-elitism …. – Publications – AEI

AEI Quotation of the day on the uprising against eco-elitism …. …. is from Brendan O’Neill’s op-ed in the The Spectator (“In praise of the Gilets jaunes“): Most strikingly this is a people’s rebellion against the onerous consequences of climate-change policy, against the politics of environmentalism and its tendency to punish the little people for daring to live relatively modern, fossil-fueled lives. This is new. This is unprecedented. We are witnessing...

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Reign of Fire

Are the wildfires that have been devastating California a gift from government? So argues William Finnegan in a recent article, “California Burning.” According to Finnegan, the seeds of disaster were planted when the mission of the U.S. Forest Service was expanded in the early decades of the 20th century: The Forest Service, no longer just a land steward, became the federal fire department for the nation’s wildlands. Its policy was total suppression of fires …. Some experienced...

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Two Gartman ETFs To Close

Even in a time when retail investors are (almost) literally throwing money at ETFs, and the passive industry is growing by billions of dollars each day at the expense of active managed funds, there are occasional casualties, and on Tuesday afternoon it was Dennis Gartman's turn. According to AdvisorShares, which offers 18 ETFs with $1.1 billion of assets under management, the ETF administrator has begun the process of closing two Gartman ETF products, the Gartman Gold/Euro ETF (NYSE Arca:...

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