Bill De Blasio: Green Philosopher King

Right on the heels of New York City’s lawsuit against petroleum companies, the Financial Times published an editorial, rightly, blasting the Big Apple’s mayor, Bill De Blasio, for his legal action. In the editorial, the FT ridiculed his lawsuit as nothing more than a publicity stunt that, if successful, would ruin New Yorker’s lives since…

Microbeads in UK waterways and fish, oh my!

People obviously feel a lot safer now that Great Britain has banned microbeads. Its a wonder that this problem went so long without being addressed. It is outrageous that beauty product makers used microbeads since they can end up polluting water ways and end up in the bowels of animals, like fish, just like environmentalists…

Positive Effects of Climate Change?

Our public discourse on climate change typically goes from there is man-made climate change to ergo we should approve all those regulations. This inference is hardly ever questioned. In this segment of a lecture he delivered late last year, Dr. David Friedman argues that if you agree that a) global warming exists (there is hardly…

“Facts don’t matter” is factually wrong

Citing an article at Slate by Daniel Engber, Reason magazine science correspondent Ronald Bailey has some good news. As it turns out, when it comes down to it, people (including scientists) willing to accept facts if their conclusions are wrong. In other words, facts do matter to people after all. It was originally suggested that…