Neenah, Wisconsin: Trade & Climate Policy

Great write-up in The New York Times today on the effects on unfair trade practices, and how spot on, at minimum from a political perspective, Trump was to zero in on trade. Four paragraphs in, the money quote (my emphasis in bold): "Take Neenah Foundry, a 145-year-old operation that employs nearly 1,000 workers here. Its … Continue reading Neenah, Wisconsin: Trade & Climate Policy

The New York Times: Climate Change…Reality

On Wednesday, The New York Times ran a fantastic piece on the economic realities of battling climate change (buried in Business Day, of course - but beggars for objective analysis cannot be choosers, clearly). The article focused very specifically, and appropriately, on the carbon intensity of energy and why climate hyperventilationists do their "credibility" and … Continue reading The New York Times: Climate Change…Reality

Steven Koonin’s Response to Climate Change Hyperventilation

While The New York Times physically hyperventilates about the US government's Climate Science Special Report, back here on earth with the rest of everyday America, Steven Koonin - director of the Center for Urban Science and Progress at New York University, and former President Obama's undersecretary of energy for science - outlined why the "report" … Continue reading Steven Koonin’s Response to Climate Change Hyperventilation

The New York Times: Climate Change Insanity – Part 2

Climate Change Is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions. "The ocean has accelerated and is now rising at a rate of about a foot per century..." "Many experts believe that even if emissions stopped tomorrow, 15 or 20 feet of sea level rise is already inevitable, enough to flood many cities unless trillions of … Continue reading The New York Times: Climate Change Insanity – Part 2

The New York Times: Climate Change Insanity

Mr. Trump Nails Shut the Coffin on Climate Relief If nothing else, Trump’s mere existence - while grotesque and incomprehensible to most - reveals the true, deep-seated anti-free market belief system of the current political Left. Full-scale physical hyperventilation by The New York Times, an otherwise mainstream media outlet, over the mere restoration of what … Continue reading The New York Times: Climate Change Insanity

Global Temperatures: 20,000 BC Style

This is a graph of global temperatures going back to 20,000 BC (sources: IPCC; Nasa; IMF) from the Financial Times this morning (i.e. a highly reputable source citing highly reputable sources). A) The average global temperature has risen from 59 degreesFahrenheit in 20,000 BC to 66 degrees today. B) Somewhere circa 10,000 to 5,000 BC … Continue reading Global Temperatures: 20,000 BC Style

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 … Continue reading China’s Climate “Leadership” 

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 … Continue reading Deconstruction of the Regulatory State 

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

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, … Continue reading Trump’s Paris Speech