Summary: The warnings become increasingly dire and shrill as we approach November’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. One theme warns about the increasing rate of extinctions, described with astonishing numbers -- and projected to add humanity to the endangered species list. As usual, these claims distract attention from serious and imminent threats, such … Continue reading Are 30 thousand species going extinct every year?
Summary: Sierra Leone has discharged it last known Ebola patient, bringing this Ebola epidemic almost to its end. We should learn from this episode. Not just about the need for vigilance and well-funded defenses against plagues, but also what it reveals about America. About us. In April 2009 I wrote Are Americans easily panicked cowards? … Continue reading Remember the Ebola hysteria. What did we learn from it?
Summary: China is both the key driver of the world economy and the least well known of the major nations. With unreliable economic statistics, a rapidly evolving economy that defies easy analysis, and deep corruption, it defies analysis. But its growth or recession might determine the course of the world economy during the next decade. … Continue reading The big question for the world: is China growing, slowing, or in recession?
Summary -- Most 10-year anniversary articles about Katrina omit one chapter of that sad story: its exploitation by climate activists. They predicted more and stronger hurricanes. Let's grade them. Every time activists falsely cry "wolf" we become weaker, less able to prepare for real threats. Remembering is the first step to learning. “Sooner or later, … Continue reading Ten years after Katrina: let’s learn from those predictions of more & bigger hurricanes
Summary; Our long war goes badly, as the flames of Islamic revolution spread following our failures in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, and Libya. Some ask if the US military can cope with the challenges of fourth generation war. Here Gary Anderson (Colonel, USMC, retired) gives an answer. We Don’t Need a New Army to Deal … Continue reading We don’t need a new army to fight modern wars, we need a smart one