The New York Times’ Global Warming Hysteria Ignores 17 Years Of Flat Global Temperatures

Worth A Look, Environment, Frontier Centre

The New York Times feverishly reported on August 10 that the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is about to issue another scary climate report. Dismissing the recent 17 years or so of flat global temperatures, the IPCC will assert that: “It is extremely likely that human influence on climate caused more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951 to 2010.”

Sell Yosemite, Hold a Smithsonian Yard Sale: Let’s see, the Bureau of Land Management holds 253 million acres. At $2,000 per acre . . .

Commentary, Economy, Frontier Centre

Facing the “fiscal cliff,” perhaps the president and Congress should start thinking in terms of the “foreclosure crisis.” All lenders, whether a local home-loan bank or the Chinese government, expect to be repaid either from the borrower’s income or, if that is insufficient, from the sale of assets. Where does that leave the U.S. government?

The $25,000 Cow: That’s the average value of a milk quota per cow under a supply-management system

Worth A Look, Agriculture, Frontier Centre

If it were proposed today to tax food—even at five per cent, never mind such punitive rates as these—it would be instant political suicide: consider the ruckus that erupts whenever some stray academic suggests the GST should apply to groceries. But because it is the status quo, and because the tax is implicit rather than explicit, and because “it’s to help farmers,” the policy is not only tolerated, it is impossible to remove. Or at least, it has been until now.