Category: Climate Change

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China’s Climate “Leadership” 

In just a fantastic display of affirmation of Trump's rejection of the Paris Climate Accord, the New York Times - i.e. the leader of the "Resistance" - buried this article on China's massive projected expansion of coal generation.  This is the country global political "leaders" held up as the filler of the void left by ...

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Deconstruction of the Regulatory State 

The front page of the June 30 edition of the New York Times - i.e. the leader of the "Resistance" - perfectly captures the Trump "phenomenon": Chaos at the surface, that is the complete and utter annihilation of the global political elite + high-powered policy implementation beneath. In this case, the chaos is represented by ...

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The Cost of Climate Change: It’s The Economy, Stupid

The axiom of "watch what people do, don't listen to what people say" applies well to the world of political analysis; and James Carville's axiom of "It's the economy, stupid" applies well to analyzing what people do. Often, voters make day-to-day decisions that are in direct conflict with their political rhetoric and/or voting pattern. Talk ...

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Trump’s Paris Speech

As stated yesterday, exiting the Paris Climate Accord is precisely what the global populist revolt called for: A giant middle finger to the disgustingly arrogant, elitist Obama/Merkel-led global liberal order that disdains free market capitalism and American exceptionalism.  In the US, free trade and illegal immigration pale in economic relevance to the Paris Climate Accord, ...

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Climate Change Insanity

Per usual, NYT and WSJ reporting on the Paris Climate Accord (PCA) this morning is well-representative of both sides of the issue, with the NYT hyperventilating about the devastating global effects of an American exit with little empirical evidence to back its claim...and the WSJ calmly walking thru the case for why, perhaps, the PCA ...

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Paris, Trade and Economic Nationalism

Tonight President Trump tweeted that he will announce his decision with regard to the Paris Climate Accord (PCA) tomorrow at 3pm. And based on earlier reports, more than likely renewed Never Trumper hyperventilation will commence upon the announcement of America's exit. An exit from the PCA is smack in line with the Bannon/Breitbart "Economic Nationalist" ...

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Warren Buffett on Renewable Energy

At this morning's Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting, Warren Buffett said the following in response to a question about tax credit policy (paraphrasing): The government has made it a policy to shift the country toward renewable energy generation. Because the free market cannot support that shift on its own, tax credits are critical to support the ...