The usual story is that people don’t recycle enough. But now there is an oversupply of recycled cardboard (in the trade called OCC for Old Corrugated Cardboard), writes Katie Pyzyk for Waste Dive. Demand from companies for recycled cardboard has fallen dramatically—in February prices for the recycled cardboard were 74 percent lower than in February…
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Canadian Official Says Climate Change Will Reduce the Country’s GDP, But Only a Little
Let’s begin with the obvious: It’s hard to believe that Canada will suffer from rising temperatures. It’s cold much of the year in Canada (average annual temperature, averaged across the country, is 22F.) But the Canadian government says climate change will hurt the nation’s economy by reducing labor productivity (even though it will increase tourism)….
Not a joke: Greta Thunberg wants a wind farm dismantled to protect reindeer. AOC wants the U. S. to consider nuclear.
New study says geographical range of malarial mosquitoes is growing . . . but, says James Taylor, malaria’s range is down and so are deaths.
Turmoil in Alaska:
- The Biden administration is trying to compromise on the Willow oil drilling project planned by Conoco, which has a strong legal case against additional restrictions.
- Senator Manchin reveals an Interior Dept. effort to prevent oil and gas leasing in Cook Inlet, contrary to requirements of “Inflation Reduction” Act. . . .
- Land is being reclaimed from the ocean as countries build ports and resorts.
- Three reasons why electric vehicles cannot prevent climate change.
- Could offshore wind turbines be causing the surge in East Coast Atlantic whale deaths?
- Scranton, Pa., rejects proposal for a solar farm—the sixth solar rejection this year.
- Is CO2 really a danger to human welfare? No, says lawsuit against the EPA.
- Antarctica sea cover is lowest in 40 years . . . But Antarctica is not getting any warmer.
Bill Gates: My Family Has a Negative Carbon Footprint, So Private Jets Are Okay
Microsoft founder Bill Gates explained to the BBC that it’s not hypocritical for him to fly private jets. He funds Climeworks, a business that does “direct air capture that far exceeds my family’s carbon footprint.” Furthermore, he told the BBC, he spends “billions of dollars on . . . climate innovation.” Gates was interviewed in…
- Will offshore wind energy overwhelm the electric grid? Here’s why it might.
- Adviser to multi-million-dollar climate change group is an official of the Chinese Communist Party.
- Iowa legislature is considering strict limits on solar facilities (such as requiring a 1250-foot setback from a residence or livestock facility).
- ‘The Environmentalist Assault on Civilization.”
- Is nuclear power about to make a comeback? Here’s why it might not.
- Are lawsuits against oil companies for “greenwashing” just efforts to suppress free speech? Yes.
- Al Gore gave us “pork and propaganda.”