Untax Buildings, Uptax Land – November 28, 2011
PowerPoint slides which accompanied former Green Party Leader of Ontario, Speaker, Writer Frank de Jong's speech Untax Buildings, Uptax Land that he gave in Calgary, Regina and Winnipeg late November 2011.
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.
Cheer Up –The World is a Wonderful Place – December 27, 2010
This Christmas, it’s worth putting the troubles of our time into context; two centuries of continuous improvement in human welfare and better environmental custodianship.
The Opportunity Cost of Copenhagen – December 10, 2009
A new climate change treaty at Copenhagen would likely cost trillions of dollars. The opportunity costs associated with such a course are thus enormous.
Climate Trumping Needs Of The Poor – October 13, 2009
Rich societies can cope with changes to climate. Poor ones cannot. Subsistence farmers will struggle more with any global warming than accountants in suburban Australia.
The Man Who Defused the 'Population Bomb' – September 16, 2009
"Without high-yield agriculture," Borlaug said, "increases in food output would have been realized through drastic expansion of acres under cultivation, losses of pristine land a hundred times greater than all losses to urban and suburban expansion." Environmentalist criticism was doubly puzzling because in almost every developing nation where high-yield agriculture has been introduced, population growth has slowed as education becomes more important to family success than muscle power.
Africa’s Real Climate Crisis – August 18, 2009
Telling Africans they can’t have electricity and economic development – except what can be produced with some wind turbines or little solar panels – is immoral. It is a crime against humanity.
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."
Oil Patch's New Ally – October 8, 2008
Alberta's energy industry has lately been made into an ecological bogeyman by environmentalist groups, portraying the oil sands as a "dirty," undesirable source because of its carbon footprint. "We say the economic frontier is the last frontier for achieving racial equality in society," Mr. Innis says. "And access to affordable energy ... is what we consider to be the master resource for the economic survival for our community. Rising energy prices represent an immoral war on the poor, because it keeps people poor."
Somaliland - Sleeping-Walking Into Disaster – July 11, 2008
"And then came the global warming hysteria, an idea that has more to do with Europe’s prosperous middle class politics and media than it has to do with Science but which no politician in the West could be seen to question let alone oppose. It basically makes three claims: that the world is warming up; we are causing it; and it is a bad thing. Each of those claims could be challenged but no one dared to be seen on the `wrong’ side of this `debate’."
Jim Crow Energy Policies – June 17, 2008
Every one would impose massive, punitive, deceptive, regressive taxes on American businesses and families – through carbon offset taxes, cap-and-trade taxes, carbon sequestration mandate taxes, and intrusive bureaucracy taxes. Every one would further hobble civil rights. Not one would make a noticeable dent in global CO2 levels or temperatures.
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.
Spare Us the Climate Change Hysteria – July 27, 2007
Energy starved Africans should be aghast at LIVE EARTH’s bizarre message.
Climate Change in Disarray – An African Perspective – July 3, 2007
A Professor Emeritus from Pretoria, South Africa attributes changes in weather to variations in solar activity not man-made CO2 emissions.
Corporate Social Responsibility in Peru – July 26, 2005
Environmental activists want to shut down a Peruvian mining operation despite its stellar record of improving its surrounding community.
Facts versus Fears on Biotechnology – March 29, 2005
The misplaced opposition to genetically modified crops in the Third World violates poor people's basic human rights.