How to Prevent a Nuclear Accident Like Japan’s from Ever Happening Again

The recent troubles at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan are once again causing concern over the use of nuclear power to further human development. Unfortunately, these events are leading some people to the exactly wrong conclusions, As H.L. Mencken wrote, “There is always an easy solution to every human problem–neat, plausible, and wrong.” […]

Global Cooling — Revisionist History

A few years ago, I casually mentioned that I remembered back in elementary school in the 70’s how our textbooks had pictures of woolly mammoths and terrifying descriptions of the coming ice age — which was caused by man-made pollution.  The lesson was clear, unless humans stopped living so well, we were going to make […]

Obama Administration Rejected Help with Oil Spill Cleanup

I have been trying not to be too hard on the Obama Administration regarding their bungling of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. After all, this is Obama’s first real job and he’s a lawyer, not an engineer. It turns out that my forbearance in criticizing the Obama administration over this issue was largely unearned. Three […]

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