Environmentalists often oppose the very solutions that they once proposed.
Radio news broadcaster Paul Harvey was famous for many reasons, one of which was introducing a phrase into the American lexicon: "And now, the rest of the story." Modern journalists should take note.
When the U.S. government files a patent for some off-the-wall idea, the usual suspect is DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).
Energy efficiency is the ability of a machine to put precious energy to good use. The most intuitive example is fuel efficiency, which is usually measured in miles per gallon (mpg).
Imagine if Dr. Oz, who peddles all sorts of pseudoscientific, nonsensical miracle cures on his daytime television show, proposed an environmental policy. That's the Green New Deal.
Not only did Americans vote on members of Congress this week, but citizens of several states also voted on various science- and health-related policy issues. How did those turn out?
Every relatively wealthy country on Earth could be energy independent if it chose to be. That's because, unlike foreign policy, countries can "go it alone" on energy.
It's repeated so often, that it's become conventional wisdom.
Some policy issues are so complicated, there appears to be no good or easy solution. Take foreign policy, for example.