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Environment Archives

Did these doomsday predictions come true?

Park rangers at Glacier National Park had put up signs to let visitors know that the glaciers there would be “Gone by 2020”. But guess what they’re doing with those signs now?

It’s been a year since the net neutrality rules, created by the Obama administration, were removed by Trump’s FCC. Did the doomsday predictions of what would happen come true?

And does banning plastic bags like California (and an al-Qaeda subsidiary…really) really do anything for the environment? How do we get a better bang for the buck?

Mentioned links:

Climate Oops: National Park Begins Subtle Removal Of “Gone By 2020” Signs After Glaciers Just Keep Not Being Gone

FreedomWorks Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of the Repeal of Title II Regulations

What Will the End of Net Neutrality Do to America?

Sorry, banning plastic bags won’t save our planet

Best-Run States Are Low-Tax Republican, Worst-Run Are High-Tax Democratic, Study Finds

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The “Green New Deal”; unicorns and rainbows

The “Green New Deal”, put out by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey, tips the hand of the Democratic party as one that is about as full of vision as a 6-year-old is; it’s more “ice cream and never-ending summer vacation” than it is a considered proposal.

This time out, I explain why this is such an awful proposal.

Mentioned links:

The Green New Deal [PDF]

The 10 Most Insane Requirements Of The Green New Deal

John Stossel: Tax The Rich? The Rich Don’t Have Enough. Really.

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Were the Flint children poisoned?

Flint, Michigan had the lead level in its water raised when the water source was changed. This gave the children lead poisoning. Or did it? In this episode we’ll Reconsider This.

Medical marijuana has been allowed in many states because of its health benefits. But are those benefit backed up by actual studies?

Mentioned links:

The Children of Flint Were Not ‘Poisoned’

Most in US think cannabis has health benefits, despite lack of data – study

In major study, cannabis shows no benefit for chronic pain

Previous episode on Flint, Michigan:

Episode 135: The Flint Blame Game, and Defending Caitlyn Jenner

Episode 140: Reconsidering the Flint Water Crisis, and the College Cost Fairy Tale

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a area of the ocean where garbage, mostly plastics, converges. Where is all this coming from? The answer may surprise you.

I’ve talked about, in the past, the problems that a hike in the minimum wage causes, but the Canadian province of Ontario has figured out a way to make it hurt the disabled even worse.

I’ve also talked about studies that show that those who think it is not the government’s job to take care of the poor are more often the same people who pitch in more of their own time and money to help. Now it turns out that this also holds true for environmentalism.

Mentioned links:

The Podcast Awards

Shocking study reveals 90% of global plastic waste comes from just TEN rivers in Asia and Africa

Great Pacific garbage patch [Wikipedia]

Ontario’s Minimum Wage Hike Has Been Disastrous, Especially for Disabled Workers

CLIMATE SKEPTICS ARE MORE ECO-FRIENDLY THAN CLIMATE ALARMISTS, STUDY FINDS

Instapundit  search results for “I’ll believe it’s a crisis”

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