Bjorn Lomborg has a great piece in The Australian tearing organic food to shreds. It is not healthier. It is not better for animal welfare. And it is not better for the environment. Here is a copy outside the paywall.
This is a talk I gave at a Monthly Argument debate back in June at the Royal Oak Hotel in Fitzroy. There is a widespread view among greenies that continued economic growth is impossible because of ecological and resource limits. If this were true, it would be a very sorry state of affairs given the generally… Continue reading Debunking Limits to Growth
In green circles there are a number of concepts that get thrown around to confirm the idea that we need to cut back our consumption. These are carrying capacity, ecological and carbon footprint and ecological boundaries. The planet is said to have a given carrying capacity. For any given population there is a certain limit… Continue reading Dubious green concepts
I am a big supporter of genetically modified (GM) crops and quite horrified at how both research and adoption has been strangled by its opponents. I have just noticed this two year-old blog post by Leigh Phillips that does a fair job of defending GM and excoriating its opponents. This was particularly particularly outrageous: The next month, a 30-year-old research… Continue reading GM crops under seige
The only rational response to dealing with greenhouse emissions appears to be gaining some traction at last. I am talking about the need to do a hell of a lot of R&D if you want to make emission free energy economic. Renewable energy is a joke until we invent cheap storage. In particular there is the… Continue reading R&D elephant in the room starting to be noticed