We have met the 1%, and he is us – January 15, 2013
In explanation of my title, I fear I’ll have to go on a bit of a digression. Let me tell three stories, about people in three different parts of our amazing planet.
Earth Hour - A Dissent – March 25, 2011
Why Earth Hour is a monumental display of ignorance about the true source of our lives and future prosperity.
Enviro-Romanticism Is Hurting Africa – July 24, 2009
Western interest groups have foisted their own anti-scientific fantasies on to the poorest continent on Earth, with disastrous results.
Good Intentions, Green Policies, and the Poor – October 10, 2008
Escalating fuel costs harm the poor disproportionately, acting as a de facto regressive tax. Thus, American families at the median income level pay 5% of each household dollar for energy costs, and families with lower incomes spend 20% of household funds on energy, while households under the poverty line see fully half of their budget spent on gas, heating, and other fuel costs.
Voice For The Poor Supports Oilsands – October 9, 2008
Artificially high energy prices, the work of politicians manipulated by radical environmentalists demonizing energies they don't like, are therefore "immoral," and a "de facto regressive tax on the poor. . . . They destroy jobs, erode civil rights gains and force minority and elderly households to choose between food, fuel and medicine."
U.S. Group Warns Against Carbon Tax – October 9, 2008
"People of Canada are going to look at the proposals dealing with this economic crisis, such as the carbon tax and the negative impact it can have on an already tenuous economy, and make a decision for what they want their future to be."
Green-Collar Jobs – Or Con Jobs? – October 8, 2008
An even bigger problem with the green-collar vision is its ultimate goal: ending our “addiction” to fossil fuels and mandating “sustainable,” hydrocarbon-free lifestyles. Conservation, efficiency and renewables will not bridge this enormous energy gap, certainly not in one decade and probably not in four. To decimate the energy system we have – and claim we can replace it with technologies that don’t yet exist – is delusional and irresponsible.
Poor Families Hurt By High Energy Prices – October 8, 2008
Innis, refers to himself as an environmentalist, however, in his speech, he dismissed the basic idea of global warming and the negative impact it's having on the environment. His solution to the energy issue is to promote conservation, increase efficiency and continue to embrace new alternatives- like wind and solar power - all without cutting down energy production in North America. "All energy is good energy," said Innis.
Live Earth Remedy Deadly for Africans – July 27, 2007
Poor countries have more important things to worry about than climate change, like whether they will have electricity for refrigerators, lights and modern homes, hospitals, schools, offices and factories.