It seems that a bunch of epidemics (arguably pandemics) were courtesy of… escapes from labs that were researching them/trying to produce vaccines, etc. Continue reading
Category Archives: Costs and benefits
It always astounds me when Harvard High Flyers put up something that makes no sense.
Thanks to the Chief Toxicologist for Texas, Dr. Mike Honeycutt, for tipping me off.
Three Billionaire Warmist Stooges embarrass themselves in WaPo pretending that America hasn’t already considered global warming
MIchael Bloomberg, Hank Paulson and Tom Steyer write in the WaPo: Continue reading
The Economist: Wrong economic models of climate impact better than no models — But how is assuming harm better than not?
The Economist opines: Continue reading
Social cost of carbon — another bogus metric for stealing liberties, subverting real cost-benefit analysis
Chip Knappenberger writes in The Hill: Continue reading
IER reports: Continue reading
Why not just ban the concept? There is no such beast as the social cost of carbon. Continue reading
This is how the EPA plans to cook the books for the cost-benefit analysis of its greenhouse gas regulations. Continue reading
Jackson’s EPA once asserted that two of its rules — the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and the Mercury Air Toxics Standard — would annually produce benefits of $380 billion — equal to about 2.5% of US GDP! Continue reading
Duh… poor countries can’t afford to protect the environment. Continue reading
In some cases, the study concluded, there was no evidence that the agency even attempted to analyze the effect of regulations on employment. Continue reading
The equivalent of all the wealth generated each year in Virginia’s private-sector economy. Continue reading
“The war on coal-fired power should be worth the price, and isn’t.” [Charleston Daily Mail]
“More and more, daily decisions are made less by responsible citizens than by nanny-state government, especially powerful, unelected, unaccountable executive branch agencies in Washington. Among the worst is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).” [Washington Times]
Two years after Washingtonians were forced to begin paying the much-lamented bag tax passed by the D.C. City Council in 2009, a new study released this week by the Boston-based Beacon Hill Institute (BHI) and commissioned by Americans for Tax Reform highlights the unrealistic assumptions of bag-tax proponents, as well as the unintended and negative economic consequences of D.C.’s bag tax. Continue reading
The Senescent Crone proving once more it does not understand diminishing and negative returns Continue reading
“The Canadian government is to mark the 25th anniversary of its green business advisers by shutting the agency down” Trouble is this “green advisory body” has less to do with science than economic sabotage and paganism. Good riddance. Continue reading
Some of the nation’s largest farm and commodity organizations sent a strong message to USDA Friday, urging support for the Agriculture Department to follow science-based decisions on new products derived from biotechnology. Continue reading
Studies show that EPA regulations cost Americans their jobs and health. Continue reading