Politicized Sustainability Threatens Planet and People

By: Paul Driessen Sustainability (sustainable development) is one of the hottest trends on college campuses, in the news media, in corporate boardrooms, and with regulators. There are three different versions. Real Sustainability involves thoughtful, caring, responsible, economical stewardship and conservation of land, water, energy, metallic, forest, wildlife and other natural resources. Responsible businesses, families, and…

Ignorance, Intolerance, Violence

By: Paul Driessen Recent science and climate marches demonstrated how misinformed, indoctrinated, politicized and anti-Trump these activists are – and how indifferent about condemning millions in industrialized nations and billions in developing countries to green energy poverty. Amid it all, University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole helped illustrate how the marchers became so ignorant, insensitive…

Real Science Must Guide Policy

By: Paul Driessen Obama signed it for the USA; the Senate never ratified the decision. And the US reduced its CO2 emissions by 12.5 percent since 2007, while Europe’s carbon dioxide emissions rose 0.7 percent in one year, 2014-2015.  Britain is looking into rescinding some 2020 clean energy targets and using more coal and natural gas. EU…

The Social Cost of Carbon Regulations

By: Paul Driessen “If you could pick just one thing to reduce poverty, by far you would pick energy,” Bill Gates has said. “Access to energy is absolutely fundamental in the struggle against poverty,” World Bank VP Rachel Kyte and Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Amartya Sen agree. The UN Development Program calls energy “central to…

Diogenes Searching for Honest Policies

By:    Paul Driessen                 The Greek philosopher Diogenes reportedly carried an oil lamp during the daytime, the better to help him find an honest man. People everywhere should join Congress and the Trump Administration in search of honest energy and climate policies – as too many existing policies…

The Hidden Agendas of Sustainability Claptrap

By:    Paul Driessen                     As President Trump downgrades the importance and relevance of Obama era climate change and anti-fossil fuel policies, many environmentalists are directing attention to “sustainable development.” Like “dangerous manmade climate change,” sustainability reflects poor understanding of basic energy, economic, resource extraction and manufacturing…

Five Stages of Climate Grief

By:    Paul Driessen                                     Ever since the elections, our media, schools, workplaces and houses of worship have presented a steady stream of stories showcasing the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.  Liberal-progressive snowflakes are wallowing…