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Climate lockdown: Paper published in prestigious journal laments ‘democracy’ & calls for ‘authoritarian environmentalism’ modeled after COVID lockdowns to fight climate ’emergency’

Abstract: Is authoritarian power ever legitimate? The contemporary political theory literature—which largely conceptualizes legitimacy in terms of democracy or basic rights—would seem to suggest not. I argue, however, that there exists another, overlooked aspect of legitimacy concerning a government’s ability to ensure safety and security. While, under normal conditions, maintaining democracy and rights is typically […]

Former Thatcher advisor Christopher Monckton warns of ‘climate Communism’ – Urges ‘once-free West’ to avoid ‘committing economic hara-kiri’ The New Climate of Panic Among the Panic-Mongers By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley A new climate panic is gripping the far-Left profiteers of doom. Those few of Them who are climate scientists have made fame and fortune by telling us the world is toast unless the once-free West (though responsible for only a fifth of […]

Wall Street Journal claims ‘big reason’ U.S. Inflation is up is due to bad weather By JOEL B. POLLAK The Wall Street Journal published an article on Tuesday claiming that the country’s current inflation woes can be traced to bad weather — though, curiously, the article did not mention “climate change” as the cause of dramatic weather events. The Journal‘s Ryan Dezember wrote: Policy makers and investors have debated the effects of fiscal […]

Here’s how much energy prices rose in 2021 BY JEREMY BEAMAN Prices for just about everything went up in 2021 as economies recovered from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic and demand outpaced supply, driving high-profile debates about inflation and global supply chains. Higher costs for energy are a central variable to that equation, as the prices of oil, gas, and other fuels […]

Alex Epstein’s Rebuttal Talking Points on Dicaprio’s film ‘Don’t Look Up’ – Film falsely equates CO2 with ‘the comet’ Talking Points on “Don’t Look Up” The big-budget Netflix movie’s support for eliminating fossil fuels, not fossil fuels, is the threat to life on Earth By Alex Epstein Don’t Look Up uses talented actors and the world’s biggest distribution channel (Netflix) to promote a deadly analogy between fossil fuels and an Earth-destroying comet. In […]

European nations walk back their ‘climate ambitions’ as the exorbitant price tag becomes clear Many Climate Ambitions Will End With 2021 In the U.K., Germany and France, leaders walk back as their plans’ exorbitant price tag becomes clear. By Joseph C. Sternberg It’s New Year’s resolution season, and don’t be surprised if politicians world-wide settle into the same informal pledge: Talk as little as possible about climate change […]