Michael Turk

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By Michael Turk | October 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

(cross posted from Life In GreenLand) I have had a lot of fun this morning reading the “fact” checks and other debate commentary put out by the environauts.  The lengths to which they are going to give cover to the Obama Administration would almost lead you to believe Obama had done something for them last night. […]

By Michael Turk | October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

(cross-posted from Life In GreenLand) Our good friends at Grist are working hard to deny the impact of the Obama Administration’s regulatory zealotry on the energy industry.  Their latest attempts to play shell games involves the closing of the GenOn power plant in Alexandria, Virginia.  It provided cheap power and polluted like hell; now it’s dead. […]

By Michael Turk | September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

(cross-posted from LifeInGreenLand) I read a lot of environmental news, and a lot of environmental opinion. Much of that is based on the ‘solutions’ to climate change.  Many, if not most, in the movement favor: Huge, centrally-planned government and regulatory mandates Degrowth of the population, or population stabilization at a minimum Reduction in economic production/consumerism […]

By Michael Turk | September 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Typically my posts here look mostly at the nutty things the left says in promoting their environmental causes. From Bill McKibben’s views on hyper-local, communal-yet-militarized economies to Naomi Klein’s brand of eco-socialism and from Andrew Kimbrell’s ‘wild law’ to Pentti Linkola’s views on population reduction, the left is full of radical ideas to transform society. […]