Environmental Law & Economics: 2007

Radovan Kazda
Environmental Policy Analyst
Conservative Institute of M. R. Stefanik

Sunday, November 11, 2007

NO 'Consensus' on "Man-Made" Global Warming

By Andrew, populartechnology.net (link)
31,000 Scientists Prove No 'Consensus’ on "Man-Made" Global Warming (OISM)
- Art Robinson Responds to Petition Slander (OISM)
- Qualifications of Signers (OISM)
4000 Scientists sign 'The Heidelberg Appeal' (Science & Environmental Policy Project)
1500 Scholars, Policy Experts and Theologians sign the 'Cornwall Declaration on Environmental Stewardship' (Cornwall Allliance)
500 Scientists with Documented Doubts of Man-Made Global Warming Scares (The Heartland Institute)
400 Scientists Dispute Man-Made Global Warming Claims (US Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works)
170 Scientists, Economists and Theologians sign an open letter to the signers of 'Climate Change: An Evangelical Call to Action' (Cownwall Alliance)
152 Climate Experts sign 'The Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change' (ICSC)
105 Scientists sign 'The Leipzig Declaration on Global Climate Change' (Science & Environmental Policy Project)
100 Scientists sign an 'Open Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations' (National Post, Canada)
60 Scientists call on Harper to revisit the science of global warming (Financial Post, Canada)
47 Scientists sign the 'Statement by Atmospheric Scientists on Greenhouse Warming' (Science & Environmental Policy Project)
41 Scientists debunk global warming alert (The Daily Telegraph, UK)
35 Skeptical Scientists, 'The Deniers' (National Post, Canada)
An Inconvenient Fact: ...only 51 individuals signed the IPCC Report released on February 2, 2007.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) was a failure

Research by Hugo Robinson and Neil O’Brien, OpenEurope.org.uk (link)
"A new report from Open Europe argues that the first phase of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) was a failure, and the second phase (which begins in 2008) will see important new problems emerging. It notes that the ETS is unlikely to reduce emissions or spur low carbon investment, as the scheme will be heavily reliant on the 'import' of vast numbers of what are essentially carbon offsets from developing countries, rather than enforcing real reductions in emissions in Europe. It argues that these offsets are often not reducing emissions, and in some cases are even subsidising polluters."

Monday, July 02, 2007

Think Globally, Act Irrationally: Recycling

By Miachael Munger, EconLib.org (link)
What about recycling? Is there any possibility to fight against "recycling machinery"?
Michael Munger: "The claims for recycling rest on an assumed, if not always articulated, moral imperative rather than on trade-offs or costs. But underlying this claim, for many people at least, is some murky idea that recycling 'uses up' fewer resources than making things from scratch."