Roger Pielke Jr.: Manichean paranoia has poisoned the climate debate

Summary: Why have there been such meager results from the three decades-long campaign for public policy action in America to fight climate change? Professor Roger Pielke Jr. explains how activists on both sides brought Manichean paranoia to the debate, poisoning it. The results might have historic painful effects. He shows how we can fix the …

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Superheroes

Hollywood’s Hero Deficit – both a cause and symptom of our weakness

Summary: This brilliant essay by James Bowman describes two themes often discussed here. First, the lack of heroes in our films and minds. Second, our fear and apathy. He uses movies as a mirror to see how our view of heroes has changed — making us weaker. “The worst {result} of the plague of superheroes …

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Space Dreams

Why humanity has not gone to space, and why we will.

Summary: On 20 July 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed the Eagle on the moon’s Sea of Tranquility and Armstrong took his giant leap for humanity. Now 45 years later we can cooly evaluate the Apollo program. What went wrong? What is the future of humanity in space? “Given time, a desire, considerable innovation, and …

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Greenpeace artwork about sea levels

The surprising news from scientists about rising sea levels!

Summary: Rising sea levels have become a core element — perhaps the core — of climate activists’ warnings. What do scientists say? Should we worry, panic, or despair? Here is a brief answer, plus much supporting evidence. This is journalism for the public policy debate about climate change, not written by a subject matter expert. …

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Roman Senate

The danger facing America, the names of the guilty, and our best hope for reform

Summary: Let’s cut through the doomster hysteria about Trump and the hopeful proposals for magic institutional changes. Let’s name the names of the people responsible for America’s perilous condition and discuss how to reform the Republic. “It has been frequently remarked, that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country to …

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