NYT: Let’s Quit Fetishizing the Single-Family Home - By NYT Columnist By Farhad Manjoo: "The single-family home is out of step with the future... a big house with a backyard should be a rarity... single-family zoning has a history in segregation."
Morano: "While there’s nothing wrong, of course, with investing in companies, it is concerning when a public figure like Gore stands to directly profit from the government actions he is calling for to “save the planet.” Perhaps Americans would be more open to the idea of eating less meat if doing so wouldn’t result in big money for the spokesman. At its core, the war on meat-eating has nothing to do with nutrition or health, but it is part of the regulatory states’ effort to ban and manage more and more aspects of our lives. There are even proposals to ban fast food drive-thrus to stop “climate change.”
The climate establishment wants to tax, regulate or ban your burgers, your home appliances, your backyard grills, your SUVs, your airline travel, home thermostat control, plastic staws, fracking, coal, and determine how many kids you can have. The regulatory state is expanding not to control “climate change,” but to instead control more and more aspects of our lives.
And Gore continues to find a way to cash in on these expanding efforts."
The poorest people and the poorest nations of the world have disproportionately enjoyed the benefits of conventional energy use, more atmospheric carbon dioxide, and a warming climate. For example, remember the 1980s famine in Africa that inspired the song, We Are the World? During the past 30 years, as our climate warmed, grasslands have reclaimed much of the Sahara Desert, African soil moisture has improved, and crop yields throughout Africa have experienced astonishing growth. Crop yields in Egypt have nearly doubled since 1980...
Global crop yields are up, climate-related deaths are down, extreme weather events are less frequent and severe, and the Earth is a greener place. If anybody owes anybody else climate reparations, nations that have been enjoying these benefits should be sending money to the nation whose carbon dioxide emissions have made much of this possible. Fortunately for the rest of the world, the United States and other nations that have emitted large amounts of carbon dioxide during recent decades have been kind enough to forego issuing a bill for services rendered.