A Certain Conundrum About The UN’s Biodiversity Report

There's that report out from a part of the United Nations telling us that we're slaughtering all the cute bunnies out there and that this is a bad idea. Could well be true too, both assertions. However, we also...

Don’t Restore Notre Dame, Worship Gaia Instead Of God

A useful entry into the competition to prove that the expansion of the universities was a bad idea. We should not repair Notre Dame. Because, you see, the damage to the environment that is climate change and the like...

Robert Reich Really Is A Fool – Climate Change Edition

Robert Reich used to be Labor Secretary in Clinton's Administration. You know, one of those jobs we hope goes to someone with a clue about labour and its part in the economy. Sadly, we've evidence that far from being...

Green Cars Are Not All That – As Their Price Indicates

In an ideal world we might fully price in the environmental damage caused by an activity by taxing it to the point of compensating beneficial activity. That would mean consumers could just buy stuff based on its relative price...

Repeat After Me – Michel Barnier Is An Idiot

Sure, and he's the Brexit negotiator but this isn't about that. Michel Barnier is telling us that we've all got to do something about a Green New Deal and all that. OK, maybe we do and maybe we don't....

Owen Jones Thinks Saudi Aramco Will Pump More Oil After Privatisation

Owen Jones' latest mind burbling is that if only we nationalised the oil companies then climate change would be solved. Because wise government would be able to direct activities to the result that we don't boil Flipper in the...

Attenborough Matildaing His Climate Change Credibility

Look. Climate Change is very probably happening, and we should take sensible action to be cleaner and more friendly to our planet. But Sir David Attenborough has been making high profile docudramas accusing Climate Change for all the worlds...

Weird Worries – Carbon Emissions From Paper Receipts Are Trivial

A useful guide to someone trying to get one over on you is when they use inappropriate units. They're trying to fool the mind's rule of thumb about what is important, what is trivial. So it is with this...

Easter Egg Packaging Isn’t A Problem – It Brings Human Joy

One of the more silly of the current environmental concerns is the worrying about the quantity of packaging that goes into - or around - Easter eggs. There's an underlying mistake being made here, one which none of the...

A Simple Green Tax – Full VAT on Domestic Fuel

Energy production pollutes, therefore it is green to attempt to reduce consumption. Domestic heating accounts for 17% of UK CO2 output and as a rule of thumb turning the thermostat down 1 Degree reduces consumption by roughly 10%. The easiest...

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