The ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is outrageous. But where is the outrage? Outside of spontaneous actions on YouTube, the main NGOs charged with protecting the planet have largely pretended that this is a little thing. Why?
Outside the oceans tropical forests constitute the biggest carbon reservoir on earth. 289 billion tons carbon are sequestered in all forests on earth, and 0.5 billion tons of carbon are lost every year through net deforestation. It is of crucial importance for the global climate to maintain the present stock of forests for the indefinite… » read more
After a long, not so green week, the Risk Monger has selected some of the best and worst moments with a suggestion for next year’s theme.
What sort of Luddite would argue not to worry about the loss of biodiversity? No one. That then allows well-meaning public officials to propose any measures to address biodiversity loss. Who after all would oppose them? Well, allow me to try.
The Gulf of Mexico disaster is just one more case of BP’s disregard for safety or the environment. BP’s cut-throat business culture pulls the rest of industry down, reducing initiatives and damaging the overall reputation of business. Time to say ‘Enough’.
Last Wednesday I attended the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s 24th annual dinner in Washington at which Czech President Vaclav Klaus was given the Julian Simon award and delivered the keynote address “Is Schumpeter’s Vision of the End of Capitalism Relevant?” Klaus received rousing a standing ovation when CEI’s Fred Smith introduced him and again at the… » read more