Thoughts, essays, and writings on Liberty. Written by the heirs of Patrick Henry.

June 14, 2007

Environmentalism: The Biggest Threat To Freedom

Vaclav Klaus, the President of the Czech Republic writes in the Financial Times that he sees environmentalism as the biggest threat to individual liberty: In the past year, Al Gore’s so-called “documentary” film was shown in cinemas worldwide, Britain’s – more or less Tony Blair’s – Stern report was published, the fourth report of the […]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 9:07 am || Permalink || Comments (33) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Environment,Individual Rights
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May 8, 2007

Green Mountain Senate Punishes Utility For Producing Too Much Green Energy

I stumbled across this little tempest in a tea-pot going up in Vermont. I have a lot of affection for the state – away from the cities, they are a pretty self-reliant, likeable people. Plus, the manager of this fine store tried to sell me a rifle when I was 12 years old (my parents, […]

Posted By: tarran @ 8:50 pm || Permalink || Comments (6) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Environment,Government Regulation,Taxation
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May 7, 2007

Save The Planet ! Kill The Humans !

That’s what one radical environmentalist, a guy by the name of Paul Watson, is saying: We should not be living in human communities that enclose tiny preserved ecosystems within them. Human communities should be maintained in small population enclaves within linked wilderness ecosystems. No human community should be larger than 20,000 people and separated from […]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 7:21 pm || Permalink || Comments (10) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Dumbasses and Authoritarians,Environment
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April 24, 2007

China Set To Become World’s Biggest Polluter

In a few months, the People’s Republic of China will surpass the United States as the world’s biggest producer of greenhouse gases: China could overtake the US as the globe’s biggest producer of greenhouse gases later this year, far earlier than expected, one of the world’s leading energy bodies warned today. If left unchecked, within […]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 12:25 pm || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Environment,Foreign Affairs
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April 23, 2007

Sheryl Crow’s Dumb Idea

The BBC is reporting that singer Sheryl Crow has come up with her own solution to global warming: Singer Sheryl Crow has said a ban on using too much toilet paper should be introduced to help the environment. Crow has suggested using “only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions […]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 1:03 pm || Permalink || Comments (3) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Environment
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April 19, 2007

Save The Planet! Oppose Ethanol!

Environmental science is one of those fields that I’ve always looked at with a fair amount of distrust. The planet’s ecosystem is an incredibly complex system, with a lot of inputs and outputs that we neither understand nor really predict. That’s why we went from 1970, when everyone was scared about global cooling, to 2004, […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 10:57 am || Permalink || Comments (7) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Economics,Environment,Government Regulation
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April 2, 2007

I’m Suing The X Prize Foundation

Because they stole my idea: The competition requires significant energy and emissions goals (most importantly, fuel economy) with at least 100 mpg or its equivalent. The guidelines are replacing the outdated MPG with this new standard, MPGe, which takes into account energy equivalents, no matter what the energy source. Production capability is another important requirement: […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 11:51 pm || Permalink || Comments (3) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Environment,Intellectual Property Rights,Technology,Theory and Ideas
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March 13, 2007

Al Gore’s Exaggerated Truth

This morning New York Times reports that many scientists are concerned that Al Gore’s movie An Inconvenient Truth exaggerates many aspects of the global warming debate: Hollywood has a thing for Al Gore and his three-alarm film on global warming, “An Inconvenient Truth,” which won an Academy Award for best documentary. So do many environmentalists, […]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 6:39 am || Permalink || Comments (8) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Environment
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March 12, 2007

Accept Global Warming — Or We’ll Kill You

So, some scientists called into question the religion of Global Warming, suggesting that those who were putting forward the narrative were “stifling” debate. In a show of tolerance by those in the “movement”, those scientists have started receiving death threats: Scientists who questioned mankind’s impact on climate change have received death threats and claim to […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 12:55 pm || Permalink || Comments (3) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Environment
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March 2, 2007

Global Warming…..On Mars

The National Geographic reports on evidence of warming on Mars, which suggests that there may be a non-human cause to similar events on Earth: Simultaneous warming on Earth and Mars suggests that our planet’s recent climate changes have a natural—and not a human- induced—cause, according to one scientist’s controversial theory. Earth is currently experiencing rapid […]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 12:20 pm || Permalink || Comments (6) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Environment
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February 26, 2007

Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is Al Gore

Al Gore, environmentalist. Or maybe not: Last night, Al Gore’s global-warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, collected an Oscar for best documentary feature, but the Tennessee Center for Policy Research has found that Gore deserves a gold statue for hypocrisy. Gore’s mansion, located in the posh Belle Meade area of Nashville, consumes more electricity every month […]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 8:42 pm || Permalink || Comments (9) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Dumbasses and Authoritarians,Environment,Politics
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February 25, 2007

Funding Government Through Externality Payments

In most of the libertosphere, you’ll likely hear the statement “Taxation is theft.” The general implication of this, of course, is that for us to right this wrong, we must have no government, or government financed entirely by voluntary contributions. But what if there was a third way? What if we could fund government entirely […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 7:38 pm || Permalink || Comments (13) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Economics,Environment,Taxation
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February 9, 2007

The Debate is Over

Global warming alarmists have cleverly come up with a term for those who are skeptical of their position as ‘global warming deniers.’ Because, as they say, ‘the debate is over,’ anyone who disagrees is a denier by definition. And what about scientists who disagree? They are of course being compensated by either the Bush administration, […]

Posted By: Stephen Littau @ 3:13 pm || Permalink || Comments (5) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Economics,Environment,General,Socialism,The War on Drugs,Theory and Ideas
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February 8, 2007

Politics and Science Don’t Mix

It seems there is a bit of a fight between the global warming intellegentsia (which includes the governor) in Oregon and a heretic who managed to get himself into the position of “State Climatologist”. So what does the governor want to do? Strip the heretic’s title and make his position appointable by the Governor, not […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 1:35 pm || Permalink || Comments (4) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Environment,Government Regulation,Politics
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February 7, 2007

Why Focus On Global Warming?

Part of my personal skepticism causes me to discount the validity of dire predictions. When someone’s telling me only about the worst case scenario, I immediately think they’re trying to scare me into going along with their wishes. It’s probably not true, but as the race doesn’t always go to the strongest, it’s worked out […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 8:26 pm || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Environment,Government Regulation,Politics
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February 2, 2007

More Evidence Of Global Warming

Early Spring? We need Kyoto! A new pair of hands pulled Punxsutawney Phil from his stump this year, so it was only fitting that the groundhog offered a new prediction. Phil did not see his shadow on Friday, which, according to German folklore, means folks can expect an early spring instead of six more weeks […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 10:47 am || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Environment,Media
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