Fawning coverage of the Earthshot Prize awards ceremony highlighted the recycled wardrobes of some of the guests as proof of their commitment to the cause. All it really proves is how out of touch with reality they actually are.
As the COP26 climate talks approach, environmentalists claim the world is bound for disaster if carbon emissions aren't slashed. But if we're really in an ‘existential crisis’, why are so many alternatives to ‘net zero’ ruled out?
A jumbo gig to raise awareness of climate change & defeat poverty definitely made a few wealthy people feel good about themselves for having done their bit for a worthy cause. But can Global Citizen Live really change the world?
Europe’s desperation to reach net zero, their religious devotion to renewables like wind and solar power, and their unscientific rejection of nuclear power are a recipe for an incredibly expensive disaster.
Hurricane Ida has been seized on by opportunists as proof we have to change our ways to address climate change. We would be better served, though, by improving the infrastructure to deal with extreme weather events.
There is no chance of an open and honest discussion on trans rights as long as militant campaigners insist that their viewpoint is the only one that counts. Sadly, this is typical of how ‘debate’ is now carried out in the West.
Rather than just banning petrol cars and building vast wind farms, some argue the state should give citizens a ‘carbon allowance’ to curb climate change. This sounds like an unworkable nightmare but, then again, so did lockdown.
As a result of attempts to control the pandemic, British citizens have found themselves slipping into a hideous form of incompetent, electronic tyranny where the use of ineffective government apps is a condition of our ‘freedom’.
Following the racial abuse of black footballers after England’s defeat in the Euros, some are demanding the abolition of anonymous social media accounts. This overreaction could have dire consequences for online freedom.