Environmentalism

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Environmental Conservation:

Eight Principles of the American Conservation Ethic

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/EnvironmentalConservation/Environmental-Conservation-Full-Book.pdf

[An abridged version of that book is available  here .]

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A new study led by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has found an association between reductions in fine particulate matter and improved life expectancy in 545 counties in the U.S. from 2000 to 2007.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121203163538.htm

[ASND wonders who, again, was President during those years?]

[Hmm…]

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Why Walking to Work Can be More Polluting Than Driving to Work

http://www.econlib.org/library/Columns/y2013/McKenziewalking.html

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To Understand What’s Really at Stake in the Environmental Debate, Watch The War on Humans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWcEYYj_-rg&feature=player_embedded

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Lindbergh, Nazism, and Environmental Fascism

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/10/m-lindbergh_nazism_and_environmental_fascism.html

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Is Environmentalism Really Working?

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,druck-751469,00.html

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Germany’s Energy Poverty: How Electricity Became a Luxury Good

Germany’s agressive and reckless expansion of wind and solar power has come with a hefty pricetag for consumers, and the costs often fall disproportionately on the poor.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/high-costs-and-errors-of-german-transition-to-renewable-energy-a-920288.html

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The single best thing we could do to minimize energy’s impact on the environment is to not only maximize our own economic growth but also to help developing countries increase theirs.

http://www.american.com/archive/2012/november/why-growth-is-the-environments-best-friend/article_print

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Half of small cars score badly on tougher U.S. crash tests

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/08/us-usa-autos-safety-idUSBRE97703320130808

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Minicars fall short for small overlap frontal protection

http://www.iihs.org/iihs/news/desktopnews/minicars-fall-short-for-small-overlap-frontal-protection

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How Fossil Fuels Saved Humanity from Nature and Nature from Humanity

http://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/pa715_web.pdf

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Enviros: Use emotion, not science, to convince others of global warming

http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/06/enviros-use-emotion-not-science-to-convince-others-of-global-warming/?print=1

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Overpopulation:

About That Overpopulation Problem

Research suggests we may actually face a declining world population in the coming years.

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/01/world_population_may_actually_start_declining_not_exploding.single.html

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A Model Predicts That the World’s Populations Will Stop Growing in 2050

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130404072923.htm

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Falling birthrates and declining family formation clearly effect national economies… No nation has thrived when its birthrate falls below replacement level and stays there – the very level the United States are at now.

http://www.newgeography.com/content/003374-demography-destiny-the-vital-american-family

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Why Are Environmentalists Taking Anti-Science Positions?

http://e360.yale.edu/feature/why_are_environmentalists_taking_anti-science_positions/2584/

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The past half-century of disciplined and dematerializing demand and more intense and efficient land use encourage a rational hope that humanity’s pressure will not overwhelm nature.

http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/17/scientists-see-promise-for-people-and-nature-in-peak-farmland/

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Second thoughts on Green dogma — from a surprising source

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/03/seconf_thoughts_on_green_dogma.html

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Trouble in Paradise: Does Nature Worship Harm the Environment?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120911125330.htm

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The Failures Of Environmentalism, 20 Years After The Promises Of Rio Summit

http://www.worldcrunch.com/failures-environmentalism-20-years-after-promises-rio-summit/5629

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Road to Rio II

Is WWF Delusional?

http://www.worldgrowth.org/assets/files/WG_GreenPaper_WWF_Delusional_6_12.pdf

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Green fever

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/10/green_fever.html

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Engulfed by Environmental Crimes: Overcriminalization on the Gulf Coast

http://www.texaspolicy.com/sites/default/files/documents/2012-12-PP32-EngulfedInEnvironmentalCrimes-CEJ-MarcLevinVikrantReddy_0.pdf

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Van Jones: Environmentalism is Really All About Social Justice

http://blog.eyeblast.tv/2011/01/van-jones-environmentalism-is-really-all-about-social-justice/

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Warmist Bryan Walsh of Time openly admits that Environmentalism is a religion

http://tomnelson.blogspot.com/2010/12/warmist-bryan-walsh-of-time-openly.html

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Green Religion
Environmentalism claims to be based on science but contains all the aspects of a religion

https://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/environment/item/25725-green-religion

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In Search of an Eco-Friendly Religion: Found in Christianity

http://www.equip.org/articles/in-search-of-an-eco-friendly-religion/

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Christians and the Environment: How Should Christians Think about the Environment?

http://www.equip.org/articles/christians-and-the-environment-how-should-christians-think-about-the-environment/

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Greener Than Thou: The Tyranny Of Eco-Sanctimony

http://www.forbes.com/2011/01/20/green-environmentalism-epa-opinions-contributors-larry-bell_print.html

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Fresno, Zimbabwe

http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/558016/201012281843/Fresno-Zimbabwe.htm

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You mustn’t believe the lies of the Green zealots. And I should know – I was one

Politically speaking, the Green Party is trapped in the irrelevance of the Far Left.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2010981/You-mustnt-believe-lies-Green-zealots-And-I-know–I-one.html

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Environmentalist Schizophrenia

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/05/environmentalist_schizophrenia.html

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How Environmentalists Cause War and Repression

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/06/24/how-environmentalists-cause-war-and-repression/print/

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The Log in the Eye of Greenpeace

http://sppiblog.org/news/the-log-in-the-eye-of-greenpeace

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Food:

Leading Environmental Activist’s Blunt Confession: I Was Completely Wrong To Oppose GMOs

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/01/03/mark_lynas_environmentalist_who_opposed_gmos_admits_he_was_wrong.html

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The GM Reactionaries

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/the-economic–health–and-environmental-benefits-of-gm-crops-by-henry-i–miller-and-graham-brookes

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Carcinogens and Anticarcinogens in the Human Diet

http://www.nap.edu/nap-cgi/report.cgi?record_id=5150&type=pdfxsum

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Localizing Fruit, Vegetable Consumption Doesn’t Necessarily Solve Environmental, Health Issues, Study Suggests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110519135116.htm

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‘Post-Fossil-Fuel World’ Includes Farming With Oxen

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/post-fossil-fuel-world-includes-farming

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Agrochemicals’ Benefits to Human Health and the Environment

http://cei.org/sites/default/files/Angela%20Logomasini%20-%20Rachel%20Was%20Wrong.pdf

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Genetically modified crop species may actually increase biodiversity

http://discovermagazine.com/2013/jan-feb/24-transgenic-crops-cut-toxins-boost-ecosystem#.UOtWD3dCN8E

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Green” Buildings:

Beetles Vs. Home

http://liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/02/04/beetles-vs-home/

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Are energy efficient homes making us ILL?  Toxic mould caused by poor air circulation could trigger ‘sick building syndrome’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2562146/Are-energy-efficient-homes-making-ILL-Toxic-mould-caused-poor-air-circulation-trigger-sick-building-syndrome.html

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Are Green Buildings Creating Dangerous Icicles?

http://news.discovery.com/human/life/are-green-buildings-creating-dangerous-icicles-140219.htm

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Report: DC’s green-approved buildings using more energy

http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/02/report-dcs-green-approved-buildings-using-more-energy/?print=1

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Barack Obama:

Obama’s Environmentalists Destroy Marine Environment

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/06/24/obama%e2%80%99s-environmentalists-destroy-marine-environment/print/

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Obama… has put the fate of birds and bears above the lives of people, blocking construction of an 11-mile gravel trail connecting a tiny fishing hamlet to a life-saving airport.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/02/26/fed-government-to-alaskans-road-animals/

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[Obama’s] ethanol mandate continues to do more harm than good — inflicting environmental damage, raising food prices, and distorting energy markets.

http://american.com/archive/2012/october/is-it-time-to-stop-putting-food-in-our-cars/article_print

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Silence of the Lambs

For do-gooder NGOs in Cambodia, accommodation with the regime is very profitable.

http://www.slate.com/id/2296334/pagenum/all/#p2

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To those seeking environmental pretexts for enhanced control over society, all changes to nature effected by humans, no matter how beneficial, must be portrayed as criminal.

http://pjmedia.com/blog/incinerating-america%E2%80%99s-west/?print=1

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Mining:

… the fact is that rare earth [elements] and uranium are crucial to modern life in the United States.

http://www.alec.org/docs/DIG-IT-WEB.pdf

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Leaked Emails Show ‘Grossly Overestimated’ Environmental Report to Back Up Mining Ban

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/05/23/leaked-emails-show-scientists-saw-grossly-overestimated-report-to-back-up-mining-ban/

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America Is Losing the Resource Race

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/01/america_is_losing_the_resource.html

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Growing Consumption Of Coal Continues To Eradicate Poverty Worldwide – With No Impact On Climate!

http://notrickszone.com/2012/12/18/good-news-consumption-of-affordable-coal-continues-to-eradicate-poverty-worldwide-with-no-impact-on-climate/

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It took three DECADES for the mine’s operators to obtain more than 40 environmental permits.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Molten-gold-signals-Mother-Lode-revival-4147451.php

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Environmentalist Author Plagiarizing Old Nazi Idea

http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2012/05/23/environmentalist-author-plagiarizing-old-nazi-idea/

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The Purposeful Flooding of America’s Heartland

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/06/the_purposeful_flooding_of_americas_heartland.html

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Are Shooters To Blame for Western Wildfires?

http://pjmedia.com/blog/are-shooters-to-blame-for-western-wildfires/?print=1

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Fast Food Outlet in Pickle as Activists Attack Foam Cups

http://pajamasmedia.com/lifestyle/2011/08/16/fast-food-outlet-in-pickle-as-activists-attack-foam-cups/?singlepage=true

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Meet Nitrogen — it’s the new Carbon

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/03/meet_nitrogenits_the_new_carbo.html

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The Paradox of Energy Efficiency

Most of the gains in fuel efficiency have gone into compensating for the extra size and thrust…  [and] has been an increase in demand for energy used for lighting that nearly exactly offsets the efficiency gains.

http://reason.com/archives/2012/10/31/the-paradox-of-energy-efficiency/print

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Radicalism:

Radical Environmentalism

http://www.equip.org/articles/radical-environmentalism/

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Radical Environmentalists Ignore Genocide, Push “Ecocide”

http://www.lifenews.com/2012/11/09/radical-environmentalists-ignore-genocide-push-ecocide/

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Radical Environmentalists Have Blood of 19 Arizona Firefighters on Their Hands

http://www.christianpost.com/news/radical-environmentalists-have-blood-of-19-arizona-firefighters-on-their-hands-101548/print.html

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Cutting Real Christmas Trees Less Environmentally Harmful Than Using an Artificial One

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121127153030.htm

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Avatar: A Postmodern Pagan Myth

http://www.equip.org/articles/avatar-a-postmodern-pagan-myth/

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Biodiversity:

“… there is no coordinated global system in place for measuring and reporting on biodiversity change or loss.”

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130117142510.htm

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Both the theoretical results and the data analyses supported the researchers’ hypothesis that habitat heterogeneity may increase the rate of species extinctions and therefore reduce the number of species that inhabit the ecosystem.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121230143021.htm

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California’s Controlled Fires Boost Biodiversity

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101123112152.htm

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Biodiversity Loss: How Accurate Are The Numbers?

http://thegwpf.org/science-news/5548-biodiversity-loss-how-accurate-are-the-numbers.html

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TEEB for Business report contains multiple errors

http://climatequotes.com/2010/07/28/new-teeb-for-business-report-contains-multiple-errors/

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World’s Plant Life Far Less Diverse Than Previously Thought

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/12/30/worlds-plant-life-far-diverse-previously-thought/?test=latestnews

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COP10 was much noise and no substance – thank goodness!

http://ktwop.wordpress.com/2010/11/04/cop10-was-much-noise-and-no-substance-thank-goodness/

[That report, ironically, was written by a well-known liberal environmentalist.]

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Whoops—’Cash for Clunkers’ Actually Hurt the Environment

http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/01/03/why-cash-clunkers-hurt-environment-more-it-helped

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Fracking:

[N.Y.] state officials… concluded that hydraulic fracturing [‘fracking’] could be performed safely in New York.  Yet amid political pressure from the environmentalist lobby, [Governor Cuomo] buried the findings.

http://news.investors.com/print/ibd-editorials/010413-639504-fracking-cleared-in-new-york-will-cuomo-approve.aspx

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US Carbon Emissions in 2012 Will be Lower than in 2007 Due to Fracking

http://reason.com/blog/2013/01/07/fracking-amazing-us-carbon-emissions-low/print

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Avatar: A Postmodern Pagan Myth

http://www.equip.org/articles/avatar-a-postmodern-pagan-myth/

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David Suzuki, Earth Martyr

http://pjmedia.com/blog/david-suzuki-earth-martyr/?print=1

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Little difference between heavy metal pollutants in fish at oil platforms and natural sites

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130829145237.htm

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Logging & Forests:

Heavily logged forests still valuable for tropical wildlife

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130917113308.htm

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Timber industry suffers as loggers blame federal regs for lost jobs

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/26/timber-industry-suffers-as-loggers-blame-federal-regs-for-lost-jobs/

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Aquatics:

Lake clean-up leads to huge bird decline at sanctuary

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24632-lake-cleanup-leads-to-huge-bird-decline-at-sanctuary.html#.UpPFG-Ia6Lc

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Outsmarting Algae: Scientist Finds the Turn-Off Switch

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110913103105.htm

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Oceanic ‘Garbage Patch’ Not Nearly as Big as Portrayed in Media

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110104151146.htm

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New Study of Glover’s Reef Challenges Whether Corals Will Benefit from Marine Reserves’ Protection

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111004113754.htm

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Assumption About Mercury in the Arctic Overturned

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131220200655.htm

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Air:

Based on the EPA’s own data, the national ambient air quality standards for certain target pollutants have all steadily and dramatically reduced.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/10/m-broken-window_environmentalism.html

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Study: ‘No Statistical Correlation’ Between Fine Airborne Particles, Premature Death

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-hollingsworth/study-no-statistical-correlation-between-fine-airborne-particles

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