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Gaia, False Gods, and Public Policy

Is ours a secular world? Or is it a world that’s traded authentic religion for a modern form of idolatry?

The Burning Amazon Shows Exactly What’s Wrong with the Developed World’s Approach to Climate Change

Group of Seven nations have pledged millions of dollars in aid to fight fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest to show they are serious about fighting climate change. Instead, the situation starkly shows how unserious their climate change policy is.

Joe Biden’s Climate Change Plan Is a Gift for Trump

The progressive left sees climate change as a life-or-death issue, but other voters don’t seem to agree. Joe Biden’s new climate plan is so aggressive it will give President Trump plenty of targets to shoot at.

The Green New Deal Is Unserious and Juvenile

If people are serious about addressing climate change, they will not demand that the entire U.S. economy be transformed in ten years.

The Green New Deal Is a Declaration of an Unwinnable ‘World War G’

The Green New Deal is exciting progressive Democrats, but that name is a misnomer. “World War G” would be more accurate because the plan commits the United States to an endless, unwinnable global quagmire.

Les Macronables?

While French President Emmanuel Macron is not a king, the slow motion popular resistance to his rule is more than a little reminiscent of the slow leaking of royal authority that predated the storming of the Bastille.

There’s No Easy Fix for Climate Problem

As France learned recently, short-sighted policies are not the answer to climate change.

Stop Freaking Out about the Paris Agreement

Beyond allowing people an opportunity to do some serious virtue signaling, the Paris Agreement actually doesn’t do much of anything.

Why the Paris Climate Deal is a Total Sham

In the end, the process sabotaged itself. In the end, getting great headlines and photo-ops mattered more than actually reducing carbon emissions.

The Pope’s Climate Change Message is Really About Rethinking What it Means to be Human

What makes the new encyclical truly radical — in the sense of going to the root — is the pope’s reading of the profound human crisis that he sees underlying our modern world.