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21 Sep2019

A climate of burning money

Published by The Australian

World leaders will soon arrive in New York for a climate summit likely to do little more than add to the hysteria drowning out any sober talk on climate policy. Amid warnings that we have days left to act, politicians will jostle to share the spotlight with celebrity activists such as 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, who came from Europe by wind-powered boat. Hurricane Dorian looms large over proceedings as a harbinger of doom. After 30 years of failed climate policy, more of the same is not the answer. Since the 1992 Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, our use of renewable energy has increased by only 1...

19 Sep2019

Affordable solutions better than exaggerations

Published by China Daily

Ahead of the Climate Action Summit that will bring together world leaders in New York on Sept 23, exaggeration about global warming is greater than ever. While some pundits continue, incorrectly, to insist that global warming is a made-up story, far more insist, also incorrectly, that we face an imminent climate crisis. Adding to the polarization on the topic makes it impossible to engage in sensible policy discussion. For example, we are constantly told that climate change is to blame for an increase in extreme weather conditions such as flooding, droughts and cyclones. But the UN...

19 Sep2019

Earth to 2020 Democrats. The Syrian civil war was not caused by climate change.

Published by USA Today

Is global warming to blame for the Syrian war? Democratic presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg, Beto O'Rourke and Bernie Sanders seem to think so. At the CNN climate town hall this month, Buttigieg and O'Rourke referred to climate change as a national security threat that contributed to causing the Syrian civil war. “Wars that were precipitated by climate change, like Syria, will pale in comparison to the wars that we see in the future,” O'Rourke warned. Both candidates follow the lead of Sanders, who has long claimed that “climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism”...

10 Sep2019

Prioritising Land Information Service Framework (LISF) for stronger e-Mutation service

Published by BD News 24

The government of Bangladesh is aiming for complete digitisation of its land record management system by 2020. Primarily, the deputy commissioner’s (DC) office at the district level is responsible for delivering land services, and the Assistant Commissioner (popularly known as AC Land) overlooks the mutation process with the help of the Union Land Assistant and other office assistants of Upazila (sub-district) or circle offices, such as Tahsildars.

6 Sep2019

Climate Alarmism Isn't Rational

Published by PragerU

Don't believe the hysteria over climate change. It's more about expanding bureaucratic power than saving the planet. Bjorn Lomborg, Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, breaks down the facts about the environment and shows why the reality of climate change may be very different from what you hear in the media.

5 Sep2019

What AOC & co. get horribly wrong about Dorian and climate change

Published by New York Post

With Hurricane Dorian striking the Bahamas and the East Coast, the climate blame game is now in full swing again: Global-warming activists, newspaper columnists, TV commentators and politicians are drawing links between climate change and hurricanes. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, for example, warns, “This is what climate change looks like.” Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders one-ups that, tweeting: “Hurricane Dorian has everything to do with climate change, which is the existential crisis of our time.”

27 Aug2019

Family planning programmes for India

Published by Deccan Herald

At the heart of the new government's agenda is the question of how to ensure that India grows as strongly and as sustainably as it possibly can. There are different visions of how to achieve this, but one thing is certain: India has the potential to reap dividends from its major demographic transition. This transition is without comparison in the world. The working-age ratio in India's population is projected to increase from 64% in 2013 to 69% in 2040 – an addition of more than 300 million adults of working-age population.

19 Aug2019

The Danger of Climate Doomsayers

Published by Project Syndicate

Most people on the planet wake up each day thinking that things are getting worse. It is little wonder, given what they routinely read in the newspaper or see on television. But this gloomy mood is a problem because it feeds into scare stories about how climate change will end in Armageddon. The fact is that the world is mostly getting better.

8 Aug2019

Vegetarianism as Climate Virtue Signaling

Published by Wall Street Journal

‘Eat Less Meat” is the typical headline used to present a new United Nations report on climate change released Thursday. The report correctly points to the need to improve global food systems, but pundits are fixating on the supposed need for people in rich countries to change their dining habits radically. This is an ineffective and unachievable policy response.

2 Aug2019

Pseudo scientific hysteria is the wrong answer to climate change

Published by New York Post

A year ahead of the US presidential election, exaggeration about global warming is greater than ever. While some politicians continue (incorrectly) to insist it’s made up, far more insist (also incorrectly) that we face an imminent climate crisis threatening civilization.

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