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Normalizing Bill McKibben (New Yorker hands the pen to fringe deep ecologist)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 18, 2020

“[Climate] is not only a crisis—it is the most thorough and complete crisis our species and our civilizations have ever faced, one there is no guarantee that we will survive intact.” – Bill McKibben (2020)

“[The fossil fuel industry] is Public Enemy Number One to the survival of our planetary civilization.” – Bill McKibben (2012)

“Welcome to the Climate Crisis Newsletter,” featuring Bill McKibben, states the New Yorker. The new feature from the glassy-eyed, fringe fossil-fuel critic is the latest example of foregone scholarship and, in an election year, Trump Derangement Syndrome.

The ultimate crisis? The end of civilization as we know it? Isn’t this what is under debate, with climate optimism a viable position given the protective role of wealth and abundant fossil fuels?

To McKibben and his mainstream media prop, it is all assumption, and false ones at that.

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We Interrupt This Newsletter: March 16, 2020

By -- March 16, 2020

Editor’s note: Every few weeks at Master Resource, John Droz of the Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions publishes an information round-up. At his suggestion, he is substituting a collection of links relating to the coronavirus epidemic. The regular Energy & Environmental Newsletter resumes next Monday, March 23.

COVID-19 Health Information:
Live graphic showing all Coronavirus cases, worldwide
CDC Coronavirus Disease Webpage
My recommendations re COVID-19
A good general Coronavirus overview, answering common questions
Dr. Oz’s COVID-19 Survival Guide

COVID-19 and Panic:
Coronavirus Hysteria Worse Than the Disease
Panic and the Coronavirus: Is There is Better Approach?
Video: Dennis Prager — Coronavirus: Panic or Pandemic?
A warming light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel?
Coronavirus going to hit its peak and start falling sooner than you think

COVID-19 and How To’s:
How to: Distinguish COVID-19 from the Flu or a Cold
How to: Get Effective Antimicrobial Products for COVID-19
How to: Successfully self-quarantine
How to: Start Working From Home
How to: Get food delivered safely during coronavirus pandemic
How to: Prevent Loneliness in Times of Social Distancing
How to: Stay Coronavirus-free while flying
How to: Avoid Coronavirus scams
How to: Use your home computer to help scientists find a COVID-19 cure

COVID-19 and China:
The Chinese Knew What They Were Doing in Spreading the Wuhan Virus
Inside China’s high-stakes campaign to smear the US over Coronavirus
China hints at denying Americans life-saving coronavirus drugs
China reframes coronavirus narrative
Apocalyptic battle of the Viruses: H1N1 vs CORVID-19

COVID-19 and Energy/Climate Change Good News:
Climate crisis on back-burner as pandemic threat looms
Social Changes with COVID-19 are a prelude to life with less fossil fuels
Wisconsin solar installations delayed because of COVID-19; Minnesota developers worried
Coronavirus Creates Angst For Clean Energy Developers

COVID-19 and Energy/Climate Change Bad News:
How Coronavirus Makes The Case For Renewable Energy
Coronavirus Conflict: Putin to Start a War on America’s Shale Oil Industry
Green Fanatics Celebrating Coronavirus Epidemic

COVID-19 and Other Politics:
A viral takedown of Donald Trump?

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Trillion Trees Act = Central Forestry Planning (ready for carbon, sustainability credits?)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 12, 2020

“The bill would significantly increase logging across America’s federal forests, convert millions of acres into industrial tree plantations, increase carbon emissions, increase wildfire risk, and harm wildlife and watersheds.” (Re: Progressive Letter of Opposition to The Trillion Trees Act, February 25, 2020)

Planning the climate means planning the economy, from energy production and usage to forestry and agriculture. With three trillion trees on earth, and each involved with the carbon cycle, there is much to do for climate planners.

A Republican-introduced climate bill—the 59-page Trillion Trees Act (H.R. 5859)—has rightly been criticized by conservatives and libertarians. But its major thrust and specifics have also attracted trenchant opposition from the Left.

The Proposal

The Trillion Trees Act, introduced by Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), and promoted by President Trump himself, is subtitled

To establish forest management, reforestation, and utilization practices which lead to the sequestration of greenhouse gases, and for other purposes

H.R.

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New York’s Cuomo vs. the Grassroots on Wind & Solar

By Sherri Lange -- March 11, 2020
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“There Are No Natural Resources” (Boudreaux on Simon’s ‘ultimate resource’)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 10, 2020
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Carbon Protectionism: ‘The Mother of All Trade Issues’

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 9, 2020
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The Green New Deal: The ‘Farting Cow’ Fiasco Turns One

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 5, 2020
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Clarence Ayres on Human Ingenuity (1944 insights for today)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 4, 2020
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Scaring and Programming Kids on Climate (calling anti-Greta Naomi Seibt)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 3, 2020
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Energy & Environmental Newsletter: March 2, 2020

By -- March 2, 2020
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