Ireland’s Fossil Fuel Divestment is Meaningless

Irish lawmakers have positioned Ireland to be the first country in the world to divest from fossil fuels. According to the The New York Times, legislation was passed Wednesday in the country’s lower house of parliament, the Dail, requiring Ireland’s sovereign wealth fund to sell off its holdings in fossil fuel companies as soon as…

Environmentalists Use Sage Grouse to Shut Down Oil Drilling

Two lawsuits filed by environmentalist groups seek to halt drilling for oil and gas on public lands. According to The Washington Times, groups such as the Center for Biological Diversity and the National Resource Defense Council contend that the Trump Administration violated a 2015 agreement made with the Interior Secretary that certain areas of certain…

HSBC Caves to Environmentalists on Fossil Fuel Projects

Europe’s largest bank, HSBC, has announced that they will no longer finance projects that involve the production, usage, or extraction of fossil fuels. According to Reuters, HSBC joins ING and PNB Parabas who have made similar promises resulting from investors pressuring financial institutions to follow the guidelines outlined by the Paris Climate Agreement. However, coal-fired…

New Zealand’s Oil Industry is Doomed

To the shock of the country’s oil industry, New Zealand’s government announced the destruction of its petroleum industry by imposing new caps on oil and gas drilling in Kiwi waters as part of the new Labour government’s campaign to address human induced climate change. On Thursday, Minister Jacinda Ardern announced her government will No longer…

Environmentalists As Climate Culprits

Townhall.com has a well written commentary authored by State University of New York History professor Nicholas Waddy in which he outlines how environmentalists are actually the biggest hypocrites when it comes to their own carbon footprint. While deriding the municipal lawsuits against fossil fuel companies, he does reveal that despite their lack of substance to…

A Stark Example of Environmentalist Newspeak

In the context of George Orwell’s book 1984, the term Newspeak is defined as a controlled language used to manipulate words and phrases in order for Oceania’s soclaist state to maintain control of the country’s population. In the context of environmentalism, green groups use postmodern logic (if there is such a thing) to not only…

No, Environmentalists, Norway Isn’t Ditching Fossil Fuels

Back in November, the green blogosphere lit up with glee over a policy enacted by Norway. One online environmentalist publication, Climate Action, reported that Norway’s national bank (NBIM) wrote a letter to the Ministry of Finance (that run’s the country’s wealth fund) recommending divesting from oil and gas stocks. The Norwegian Ministry of Finance Deputy…