Neo-Malthusian Ehrlich Loses Bet

It’s a famous bet in the ongoing battle to try and get environmentalists to understand economics. The bet between Julian Simon, the economist, and Paul Ehrlich, the environmentalist. Ehrlich insisted that commodities would become more expensive: they were running out in the face of the population explosion. Simon asserted the […] Intelligent Conservatives, Read On: […]

Solar Variability and Terrestrial Climate

A new report issued by the National Research Council (NRC), “The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth’s Climate,” lays out some of the surprisingly complex ways that solar activity can make itself felt on our planet. Maybe CO2 is not the main driver of “Global Warming”   Intelligent Conservatives, Read On: Solar Variability and Terrestrial […]

Easter Island’s Heads Have Bodies!

THE giant stone statues scattered around remote Easter Island are even more impressive than they first appear. Hidden from view, the heads are attached to bodies that extend metres underground. Source: Archaeologists have known since 1919 that Easter Island’s heads have bodies. Did you?

Prophetic 1939 New York World’s Fair on Freeways

‘Definitive document of pre-World War II futuristic utopian thinking, as envisioned by General Motors. Documents the “Futurama” exhibit in GM’s “Highways and Horizons” pavilion at the World’s Fair, which looks ahead to the “wonder world of 1960.”‘ Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the […]