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Environmentalists Are Dead Wrong

Walter E. Williams, Each year, Earth Day is accompanied by predictions of doom. Let’s take a look at past predictions to determine just how much confidence we can have in today’s environmentalists’ predictions. In 1970, when Earth Day was conceived, the late George Wald, a Nobel laureate biology professor at Harvard University, predicted, “Civilization will

Is There Really An Over-Population Problem?

Renee Nal | New Zeal What if we took every person in America and spread them out evenly throughout the country? How about if we did that throughout the entire planet? “The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man.” – Thomas Robert Malthus,  An Essay on the Principle of Population,

Earth Day 2016: Let’s ditch the doom and gloom and celebrate our improving environment

Terry L. Anderson, Predictions of environmental gloom and doom meet us at every turn. At the entry of the Chicago Field Museum, for example, is a digital clock reporting “the number of species that have gone extinct since 8:00 this morning”—31 by 1 p.m. on March 27, 2016. Discussions of climate change almost always include

From hunters & fishermen to greenies on Earth Day: œYou’re quite welcome!

Humberto Fontova “Over four decades ago, Americans from all walks of life came together to tackle a shared challenge,”  declared President Obama in his Earth Day address. “The first Earth Day was a call to action for every citizen, every family, and every public official. It gave voice to the conservation movement.” In fact, well