Category Archives: Environmentalism

Car Myth Biting the Dust

As this article by Joel Kotkin reports, the idea that cars were on the way out is a leftist dream yet realized, and—if the private car loving public has anything to say about it and they do—probably never realized. An … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Transportation

Reducing Wildfires

Pretty good article from Water Deeply about the strategies needed to reduce wildfires. An excerpt. With 17 large wildfires in California igniting in 24 hours this week, October is shaping up to be a brutal month for wildfires, as it … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Water

Sacramento is Very Flood Vulnerable

The title of his article from KQED is: “California Cities Will Flood, So Why Aren’t We Ready?” Those of us who follow such things know it is a lack of political leadership that keeps Sacramento as “one of the riskiest flood zones … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Shasta Auburn Dam

Using the Land

There is always a balance being sought on how much to use public lands and this article from the Property & Environment Research Center (PERC) is a good addition to the discussion. An excerpt. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke recently … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism

Mexico City’s Earthquake, Why it was so Destructive

An informative article from Saturday, September 23rd (and excellent graphics after the jump) from the New York Times detailing why the tragedy is even worse than it would have been had it happened elsewhere. An excerpt. The earthquake that on Tuesday killed … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, History

California Condors are Back

A seriously ugly bird, but it is great they are flourishing, as this story from Associated Press reports. An excerpt. BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — In a remote, rugged valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, researchers closely monitor an endangered icon: … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Environmentalism

A must-read article—from 2008—about it from Claremont Magazine. An excerpt. On what principle is it,” wondered Thomas Babington Macaulay in 1830, “that when we see nothing but improvement behind us, we are to expect nothing but deterioration before us?” Environmentalism … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism