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 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.
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."
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.
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’."
A Billion People live on a Dollar a Day – January 8, 2008
Poverty Policies Tend to Impoverish – September 12, 2007
The poor suffer the most collateral damage when policy is designed for the few, not the many.
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.
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.
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.
Eco-imperialism Won't Save the Environment – December 29, 2004
Mr. Driessen calls this "eco-imperialism," an effective term that appeals to the disdain for the domination of vulnerable or weak societies by the more powerful. This resonates with rural Canadians, especially those engaged in the fur trade and commercial forestry, some of whom are the chief victims of this sort of arrogance.
Don't Throw out Biotech Baby with Environmental Bathwater – July 18, 2001
We've been hearing a lot of guff about "Franken-foods", the anti-science crowd's moniker for Genetically Modified Organisms. They claim that foodstuffs improved in the laboratory will turn us all into creatures from the Black Lagoon.