Sustainable what?!

A few days ago, I heard an item on CBC news which reminded listeners that British Columbia’s infamous “carbon tax” (thank you so much, Andrew Weaver) will be increased again on Canada Day (July 1). This supposedly “revenue neutral” tax was introduced some years ago – and has succeeded in making me wish I could…

Science consensus: mass ­official craziness in policymaking

Yesterday’s edition of the Financial Post has two items of note. There’s a new book by retired historian, Harvey Levenstein: in Fear of Food: A History of Why We Worry About What We Eat. First an excerpt from Adam McDowell’s April 20th review (all emphases below are mine -hro): Levenstein demonstrates in Fear of Food:…

Tall tales from the “dark” side

In yet another publicity stunt (given far more prominence than it deserves, as might be expected from the enviro-activist cheering CBC), a number of oh-so-concerned environmental advocacy groups and “think tanks” decided to hold a day of website darkness in protest (of course) against provisions of the Canadian government’s proposed budget bill. The latest headline…

Of happiness and a sustainable feast

So a week from tomorrow will be <aaaak> Friday the thirteenth. But in the Jewish/Hebrew calendar, today is the 13th of the month of Nisan in the year 5772. As it is written: י״ג בְּנִיסָן תשע״ב Be sure to read from right to left! … there’s Biblical Hebrew and modern Hebrew aka Ivrit … but…

IPCC: Fix it or fold it, McKitrick says

Prof. Ross McKitrick has just released, under the auspices of Global Warming Policy Foundation, what I would consider an excellent “companion” report to Donna Laframboise’s exposé of the IPCC, The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World’s Top Climate Expert. Entitled What Is Wrong With The IPCC? Proposals for a Radical Reform, it is…