Youth and Age Unite to Demand That Banks Stop Lending to Big Oil

An oil refinery in operation in Philadelphia. (Rusty Kennedy / Associated Press)

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Youth and Age Unite to Demand That Banks Stop Lending to Big Oil

An oil refinery in operation in Philadelphia. (Rusty Kennedy / Associated Press)

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RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: It’s Boris Johnson’s next Jolly Green Jape… bring back the woolly mammoths!

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: It’s Boris Johnson’s next Jolly Green Jape… bring back the woolly mammoths! But in reality it is the longest economic suicide note in history
By Richard Littlejohn for the Daily Mail
Published: 17:00 EDT, 21 October 2021 | Updated: 17:24 EDT, 21 October 2021

Climate change, not humans, killed off the woolly mammoth, according to a new study from Cambridge University published this week.

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In Defense of ‘I, Pencil’

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A response to The American Conservative: We should appreciate the complex, global networks that allow for pencil production and the supply of countless other goods.
Declan Leary has a piece in The American Conservative titled “We Are Not Pencils,” and the URL for the piece suggests that the title at some point was “Pencils Are from the Devil.”
Pencils don’t ordinarily arouse this level of passion in people, and it might seem a bit strange if you’re not familiar with a certain type of libertarian.

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In Defense of ‘I, Pencil’

(ByoungJoo/Getty Images)
A response to The American Conservative: We should appreciate the complex, global networks that allow for pencil production and the supply of countless other goods.
Declan Leary has a piece in The American Conservative titled “We Are Not Pencils,” and the URL for the piece suggests that the title at some point was “Pencils Are from the Devil.”
Pencils don’t ordinarily arouse this level of passion in people, and it might seem a bit strange if you’re not familiar with a certain type of libertarian.

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Climate of Ignorance

Herodotus tells us that the massive Persian fleet sent to conquer Greece lost half its ships to a freak storm,” Gerard Baker advised in a column in The Wall Street Journal, the tutelary organ of the American business class, on August 9. The column appeared the same day the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was issued.

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Climate of Ignorance

Herodotus tells us that the massive Persian fleet sent to conquer Greece lost half its ships to a freak storm,” Gerard Baker advised in a column in The Wall Street Journal, the tutelary organ of the American business class, on August 9. The column appeared the same day the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was issued.

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Will Obama Deny the ‘Obama Scientist’ at Glasgow Summit?

Next week Barack Obama will ignore the inherent paradox in flying to a climate summit and join thousands of other progressive jet-setters in Glasgow.
Obama cannot claim ignorance about the paradox. In his 2019 memoir, A Promised Land, he admits to the unfortunate optics of his trip to the 2009 UN global summit on climate change in Copenhagen.

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Biden’s ‘Climate-Resilient Economy’ Roadmap Is Largely Superfluous

The Biden administration believes that private companies and markets are not effectively pricing into their calculations the effects of man-made climate change on housing, stocks and bonds, physical assets, crop yields, and fire risks. Consequently, President Joe Biden has issued Executive Order 14030 on Climate-Related Financial Risk.
Pursuant to that executive order, Biden’s National Economic Council published A Roadmap to Build a Climate-Resilient Economy.

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