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Self-Defeating Environmental Activism

Self-Defeating Environmental Activism

by Richard Morrison When we say, “the environment,” we usually mean the natural world and its processes, the plants and animals which we collectively call the biosphere. It is an age-old debate in philosophy, however, whether human beings themselves are part of “the environment” in the same way that every other living creature is. Because […]

Asia, Not The US Is The Main Source Of Global Warming

Asia, Not The US Is The Main Source Of Global Warming

by Alan Reynolds President Biden once hoped to attend the October 31 start of the Glasgow U.N. Climate Conference having signed a massive new package of climate-related spending. A New York Times analysis undertaken by Margot Sanger-Katz and Alicia Parlapiano estimated that $675 billion of President Biden’s original $4.7 trillion “Build Back Better” plan would have been earmarked for […]

Environmentalism As Religion: Unpacking The Congregation

Environmentalism As Religion: Unpacking The Congregation

by Ryan M. Yonk and Jessica Rood Dramatic headlines and images showing a deteriorating environment exist to demand swift, decisive, and large-scale action. We saw this approach in the 1960s when the first made-for-TV environmental crises showed oil-drenched seabirds on the California Coast and more recently in depressing videos depicting starving polar bears. Dramatic imagery […]

Celebrating Earth Day 4-22-18 | Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer

Celebrating Earth Day 4-22-18 | Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer

Celebrate Earth Day in Ojai with an Herb Walk on the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s Ventura River Preserve with native plant guide Lanny Kaufer and a friendly group of like-minded nature lovers and students of the Earth. This walk will take place on Sunday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. followed by an optional lunch gathering at […]

Ecological double standards

Ecological double standards

By Paul Driessen Why can locals block fracking, but not support it … get wind turbines, but not block them? Donald Trump recently said he supports giving local communities control over hydraulic fracturing. “If some areas don’t want” fracking, the decision should be “up to them,” he commented. Trump supports this proven and safe technology to […]

Happy Earth Day–More or Less

Happy Earth Day–More or Less

      . Earth Day is an annual celebration that recognizes mankind’s responsibility to take care of the natural world. Environmentalists use it as an opportunity to assail carbon emissions created from human use of fossil fuels. Ironically, some of the most outspoken opponents of fossil fuels are eco-hypocrites with massive individual carbon footprints, […]