Earth hour is tonight – instead of turning off your lights, turn them on to celebrate what electricity has done for mankind

It’s certainly given anyone with internet access a voice.

Watts Up With That?

This excellent essay on the Earth Hour event, to be held tonight at 8:30PM in every local time zone, is an eye-opener.  Earth Hour is a testament to stupidity, in my opinion, and deserves to be mocked. North Korea reminds us what it is like to like in darkness, both politically, and in energy poverty.

satellite image of the korean penninsula at night, showing city lighting Every hour is Earth Hour in North Korea – satellite image of the Korean peninsula at night, showing city lighting.

Earth Hour: A Dissent

by Ross McKitrick

Ross McKitrick, Professor of Economics, Univer...

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In 2009 I was asked by a journalist for my thoughts on the importance of Earth Hour.

Here is my response.

I abhor Earth Hour. Abundant, cheap electricity has been the greatest source of human liberation in the 20th century. Every material social advance in the 20th century depended on the proliferation of inexpensive and reliable electricity.

Giving women the freedom to work outside the…

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Claim: Climate Change will Make the US Opioid Crisis Worse

Watts Up With That?

Boiling Heroin Boiling heroin. By Hendrike source Wikimedia

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Just in case you thought the climate movement and Penn State University couldn’t sink any lower.

Climate Change Could Make The Opioid Crisis Worse

March 24th, 2018
By Marlene Cimons

America’s opioid epidemic has dominated the news media in recent years, as drug overdose deaths have escalated, decimating lives and families. And while climate change may not be top of mind in discussions about how to effectively deal with this crisis, it’s a factor that shouldn’t be ignored. Global warming spawns extreme weather, which begets destruction and despair, a dangerous scenario for people looking for a way to numb their emotional pain.

“It is reasonable to expect that damage and destruction cause emotional and mental health problems and lead to drug abuse, both new and existing users,” said Stephan Goetz, professor of agricultural and regional economics at

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