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31 May2022

Want to alleviate world hunger? Ditch the organics

Published by Boston Herald

A global food crisis is looming, so policymakers everywhere need to think hard about how to make food cheaper and more plentiful. That requires making a commitment to producing more fertilizer and better seeds, maximizing the potential offered by genetic modification, and abandoning the rich world’s obsession with organics.

26 May2022

The painful food truths exposed by Russia’s war in Ukraine

Published by The Globe and Mail

A global food crisis is looming because of Russia’s brutal war in Ukraine. The two countries have been responsible for more than a quarter of the world’s wheat exports and big quantities of barley, corn and vegetable oil. On top of punishing climate policies and the world’s emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic, prices of fertilizer, energy and transport are soaring, and food prices have climbed 61 per cent over the past two years.

18 May2022

This is how tiny investments in health can generate vast results

Published by Nation

Despite having a substantial public budget, Kenya does not have enough funds to do everything its citizens would like. In that respect, Kenya is no different from any other country, rich or poor: It has to prioritise between many worthy opportunities.

14 May2022

What the new GCSE in global warming should teach

Published by Spectator

For years, environmentalists have campaigned for children to study global warming as a subject rather than simply as a part of geography. Their wish has now been granted in England with a new GCSE in natural history, starting from 2025. We know nothing yet about the syllabus but it’s quite the opportunity to ask what our planet’s problems really are, and how effective the net-zero agenda is as a solution.

6 May2022

Ukraine Crisis Reveals the Folly of Organic Farming

Published by Wall Street Journal

The energy crisis caused by the war in Ukraine disabused many politicians of the notion that the world could make a swift transition to green energy powered by solar, wind and wishful thinking. As food prices skyrocket and the conflict threatens a global food crisis, we need to face another unpopular reality: Organic farming is ineffective, land hungry and very expensive, and it would leave billions hungry if it were embraced world-wide.

30 Apr2022

Deaths in climate-related disasters declined 99% from a century ago

Published by New York Post

A new United Nations report has revealed the disturbing news that the number of global disasters has quintupled since 1970 and will increase by another 40 percent in coming decades. They find that more people are affected by disasters than ever before, and the UN Deputy Secretary-General warns humanity is “on a spiral of self-destruction.”

14 Apr2022

Obsession with climate change distorts our priorities

Published by Financial Post

Over the past decade, the global elite’s obsession with climate change has taken away from the many other major problems facing the planet — shown most dramatically by the invasion of Ukraine. Western European leaders should have spent the past decade diversifying energy sources and expanding shale gas, instead of shutting down nuclear plants and becoming scarily reliant on Russia. But the looming war is far from the only thing they have managed to ignore.

14 Apr2022

Obsession with climate change distorts our priorities

Published by Financial Post

Over the past decade, the global elite’s obsession with climate change has taken away from the many other major problems facing the planet — shown most dramatically by the invasion of Ukraine. Western European leaders should have spent the past decade diversifying energy sources and expanding shale gas, instead of shutting down nuclear plants and becoming scarily reliant on Russia. But the looming war is far from the only thing they have managed to ignore.

3 Apr2022

Bjorn Lomborg. Op ed. Be afraid of Nuclear War, not Climate Change

Published by The Roy Green Show

Lomborg discussed reducing our reliance on Russian oil and gas in multiple interviews, including the The Roy Green Show on Canadian radio.

29 Mar2022

Be Afraid of Nuclear War, Not Climate Change

Published by Wall Street Journal

Weeks before thermobaric rockets rained down on Ukraine, the chattering classes at the World Economic Forum declared “climate action failure” the biggest global risk for the coming decade. On the eve of war, U.S. climate envoy John Kerry fretted about the “massive emissions consequences” of Russian invasion and worried that the world might forget about the risks of climate change if fighting broke out. Amid the conflict and the many other challenges facing the globe right now, like inflation and food price hikes, the global elite has an unhealthy obsession with climate change.

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