Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Good news for Earth Day

Signs are apparent that all is not routine and business as usual for eco-zealotry this Earth Day.

In a decision that shows planning procedures and processes for impact assessment can work, a large wind farm proposed for the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland has been denied planning permission.

And, in other good news, Philip Stott notes that a series of high-profile comments have recently been published in Britain expressing anger about the continued promotion of the climate change agenda in the absence of sound deliberation. As he summarizes:
  • it is time for some uncompromising anger on the part of those of us who see the whole 'global warming' green gobbledygook for what it is - a danger to the poor, to developing countries, and to the world economy at a fragile time.
  • We have surely had enough of what the Oxford economist, Paul Collier, has called "befuddled romanticism". The green self-indulgence of the rich is becoming a danger to us all.