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Will Climate Extremism Depress Human Civilization?

June 4, 2023 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ Journalist Evelyn Pelczar writes that “fear has the power to sway, distort, and rupture the conventions of the human psyche.” But just as importantly, as Psychology Today contends, “If people didn’t feel fear, they wouldn’t be able to protect themselves from legitimate threats.” Franklin Roosevelt, in his first inaugural address, told a […]

Italy Returns To Nuclear Sanity. Shouldn’t We?

May 19, 2023 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ The Italian parliament, demonstrating confidence in Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, this week formally backed her plan to reintroduce nuclear power plants into Italy’s energy mix, reversing the nation’s 1987 moratorium on nuclear power. Meanwhile, energy-starved Germany is feeling the pinch from shuttering all of its 17 nuclear power plants. The U.S. has […]

Europeans War Against Food Ignores Water Pollution

May 16, 2023 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ According to the World Health Organization, 31 million Europeans have no access to public sanitation and 48 million do not have piped water at home. At least 300,000 Europeans follow San Francisco’s practice of defecating openly – but in the countryside rather on public streets. But just as in the United States, […]

Death Of The EV Dream, Er, Nightmare

May 14, 2023 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ Now that the American Dream has been turned into a nightmare in part by overspending that has led to the highest interest rates in the 21st Century, it is high time to admit that, as Melanie Mcdonagh writes in The Telegraph, the electric vehicle dream, too, “has turned into a nightmare.” Mcdonagh, […]

Capitol Hill Comes To A Climate Conference

March 3, 2023 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ The 15th International Conference on Climate Change had as a major focus how the climate catastrophists used the COVID pandemic as a template for ratcheting up the so-called “great reset” to grow the role of government. Key speakers included Climate Depot founder Marc Morano and Fossil Future author Alex Epstein on Friday […]

Chicken Little Meets The Boy Who Cried Wolf

February 22, 2023 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ In Disney’s 2005 adaptation of the tale of Chicken Little, the squawking bird that for over a century had been the symbol of the follies of alarmism becomes the heroine for sounding the alarm – turning the moral of the venerable story on its head. Half a century ago, our first climate […]

EVs Are Designed For ChatGPT – Not “Carbon Units”

February 14, 2023 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ You thought these electric vehicles were all about saving the world from “climate change”? Get real! Lest anyone forget, carbon-based life forms have declared war on carbon, which means war on themselves. Those policies and laws that are “transformative” are coming out of Silicon Valley. With silicon-based life forms already among us, […]

Electric Cars: Square Peg, Round Hole

January 26, 2023 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ The big story of 2023 just might be the clash between those who have imposed electric vehicle mandates and those for whom an electric vehicle is not on their shopping list. The federal government, many state governments, and much of the automobile industry – and their counterparts worldwide – have decreed that […]

A Very Different Continent, Lessons From The U.S. – Africa Summit

January 16, 2023 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ At the climax of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the Biden White House proclaimed that “Sub-Saharan Africa is critical to advancing our global priorities,” including U.S. national security and climate change interests. The White House announced the U.S. plans to commit $55 billion in African support over the next three years and called […]

Absolem And Puff Inspire Today’s Green Monsters

January 7, 2023 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ Absolem, Lewis Carroll’s blue caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland, smokes a hookah to pose as a creature of great wisdom. He blows smoke in Alice’s face and does little or nothing to help her escape a horrible fate planned by the Queen of Hearts. Puff, many may recall, is “the magic dragon” immortalized […]

“Harmful” Americans “Stuck On Stupid”

December 30, 2022 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ America, the long-popular term for the United States, can be spoken no longer. “America” therefore is – at least on campus – dead. Good riddance to that racist moniker! We learn this from our friends at the Leland Stanford Junior University, named in honor of the son and namesake of 19th Century […]

The Environmental Cost Of Wind And Solar In NetZero

December 15, 2022 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ Cats, the BBC tells us, kill more birds than wind turbines. And they are right. But unlike cats, notes British journalist Matt Ridley, all over the world, the largest and rarest eagles and vultures are dying in significant numbers as a result of wind turbines. — wedge-tailed eagles in Australia, Verreaux’s eagles […]

Rail Strike Would Aid Biden’s War On Coal

December 2, 2022 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ Remember that rail strike that President Biden saved us all from just in the nick of time – right before the November elections?  It was in late September that the President announced a deal between rail companies and union negotiators that staved off a “real economic crisis.” As Biden himself explained, “The alternative was […]

Reality Bites Biden’s Gulf Of Mexico Wind Dreams

November 18, 2022 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ President Joe Biden, fresh from a surprisingly good November election for his fellow Democrats, has redoubled his commitment to rid the world of natural fuels (oil, gas, coal) and impose an all-electric universe powered in large part by offshore wind farms. To that end, Biden recently announced massive wind lease areas offshore from Lake […]

The Real Promise Of COP 27: African Energy Can Build Africa And Save Europe

November 10, 2022 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ Fresh from hosting a sold-out African Energy Week, African Energy Chamber President NJ Ayuk announced that “I am going to COP 27 because I believe if Africa is not at the table, it will be on the menu.” This first Council of the Parties to convene in Africa since 2011 may well […]

King Coal-Cat Meows, I Got A Few Lives Left

November 6, 2022 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ The cat came back, they thought he was a goner. But the cat came back; he just couldn’t stay away. – Fred Penner Remember the old days (a few months ago) when Western Europe and the U.S. were telling developing nations (but not China or India) that coal is evil and must not […]

The Intentional Auto Congestion Of Silicon Hills

October 2, 2022 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ Urban schizophrenia is running rampant in the United States. Urban politicians seem oblivious or even hostile to rural neighbors who supply their food and energy while punishing their own residents for the sins of their alleged grandfathers. Often the short-sightedness in one city causes negative impacts far beyond the city’s boundaries. Austin, […]

Push Against Hydrocarbon Cars Shows Contempt For Rural America And The Developing \World

September 25, 2022 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ America’s big auto companies, less than 15 years since they were bailed out of bankruptcy following the Clinton-Bush recession of 2008, are betraying the American people out of their greed for government cash and favor. Their “net zero” plans – in conjunction with the globalist dictators and the Biden Administration – include eliminating huge […]

“Fueling” A Counter-Revolution In Europe: Can It Happen Here?

September 15, 2022 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ Shades of Emanuel Macron! California Governor Gavin Newsom has horrified his core constituency by announcing his state will NOT be shutting down the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. The state legislature, perhaps remembering that power outages two decades ago led to Gov. Gray Davis being recalled, voted to extend the life of the plant until […]

Modern-Day Marie A Says You Cannot Even Have Cake

September 10, 2022 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ Out in Nancy Pelosi’s California, the ice cream queen’s protégé announces an end to gasoline-powered vehicles a day before he also discourages charging electric vehicles (EVs). Meanwhile, French president Emmanuel Macron (a true son of Marie Antoinette) announces the end of abundance. Macron, who not that long ago announced the forthcoming closure […]

Net-Zero Is The Real Climate Catastrophe

September 2, 2022 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ Maybe Vladimir Putin SHOULD get the Nobel Peace Prize after all. To be sure, Putin’s bloody invasion of Ukraine is an affront to humanity, given his targeting of civilians. Russia even fired upon medical and humanitarian aid convoys and is using a nuclear power plant as a shield for his military operations. […]

Electric Vehicles A Tool Of Tyranny

July 11, 2022 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ First, don’t blame the vehicle. It is a tool that might be just what Los Angeles needs to cope with inversions. Electric vehicles are also very good as airport shuttles and for other locations where short, repetitive routes are the primary use. Some may even be fun to drive (except when they catch on fire). […]

The Dam Against Nuclear Energy Is Cracking

June 5, 2022 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ Longtime anti-nuclear activist Harvey Wasserman got a lot more than he had bargained for in response to his latest diatribe, “Say No to Nuclear Power,” published—of all places—in The Progressive. The scornful comments, mostly (one presumes) from the rag’s leftist readers, provide further anecdotal evidence that the dam against nuclear energy is […]

The Electric Vehicle Bad Dream

June 2, 2022 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ While some are certain of the inevitability of the impending demise of the internal combustion engine (ICE), others are far less certain. Cristian Agapie points to market pressures due to increased demand for electric vehicles have raised prices and operating costs as well. Another writer calls out electric vehicles, even Teslas, as […]