10 “Smart Green” Ideas for Reducing Greenhouse Gases – December 4, 2006
Environmental improvement requires wealth creation, and governments can move towards a greener planet without restricting the human freedom necessary for economic growth.
The Real Climate Change Catastrophe – November 1, 2006
Misguided energy policies are harming the world’s poor by impeding their technological development and their economy.
A Toxic Nation? – October 21, 2006
A recent Sun series made the case that manmade chemicals, although helpful in many ways, shorten our lives and increase our risk of contracting cancer, and that children are particularly vulnerable. But a 50-year body of scientific research does not support such claims.
Environment Commissioner Should Stick to Auditing – October 20, 2006
A climatologist makes the case that the environment auditor should not be pronouncing on policy
Royal Society Must Apologize for Suppressing Climate Debate – October 1, 2006
The Royal Society is wrong to join the chorus of global warming advocates in saying there is no debate to be had – climate change is a consequence of human activity and anybody who says otherwise is to be scorned.
Organic Food and Humvees Are Both Eco-Wasteful – August 10, 2006
It takes organic farmers roughly twice as much land to produce a ton of food, primarily because they refuse to use nitrogen fertilizer to replace the nitrogen taken from the soil by their growing crops. That means huge tracts of land must be used to "grow nitrogen," either as cattle pasture or planted to non-food legumes such as clover and hairy vetch.
Human Rights that Really Matter – December 18, 2005
Threatened aid cutoffs and agricultural export bans against any malaria-endemic country that even suggests it might use DDT are major human rights abuses.
The Still Skeptical Environmentalist Questions Our Priorities – September 30, 2005
Denmark's Bjørn Lomborg continues his quest for a world that is both "smart" and "green."
Should We Ban Chemotherapy, Too? – August 25, 2005
Refusing to use insecticides to fight Africa's malaria problem sentences needless millions to death.
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.
Sound the Alarm – June 13, 2005
Canada should fight against the imposition of stifling new regulations on bioprospecting.
Protect the Boreal Forest From Abundance? – April 22, 2005
Is Canada running out of trees? From the pages of the National Post, a remarkable exchange of opposing views.
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.
Who Let Activists in Forest Boardrooms? – February 17, 2005
Environmental extremists have no place in decision-making about the harvesting of our forests.
Needed: Ethics for Environmental Activists – December 6, 2004
Environmental activists specializes in preaching, but their own moral standing is suspect.
Free-Market Environmentalism Works – October 22, 2004
It's time to challenge the advocates of state planning and recapture the environment issue through market friendly approaches.
Environmental Politics Is Big Business – March 6, 2002
Environmental indicators are all improving despite the litany of doom and gloom promoted by various activist groups