“I just don’t want to live like this,” a prominent Chinese journalist says about the environmental hell that her country has become. We are witnessing a very important moment for China’s future, and for its effect on the world.
On the one side, we have a mountain of scientific evidence, on the other, ideology and arm-waving. On that basis, we are endangering our grandchildren’s future and pushing humanity toward the destruction of civilization.
But think of how much it will cost not to ruin the climate of the planet that we completely depend on for survival.
The lead paint industry may, in fact, be on the verge of defeating the last major legal assault by municipalities and states seeking damages to pay for lead removal.
The industry has prevailed in past cases despite evidence that executives knew more than a century ago that lead paint is hazardous, yet audaciously promoted it as healthful…
The average American baby is born with 10 fingers, 10 toes and the highest recorded levels of flame retardants among infants in the world. The toxic chemicals are present in nearly every home, packed into couches, chairs and many other products. Two powerful industries — Big Tobacco and chemical manufacturers — waged deceptive campaigns that led to the proliferation of these chemicals, which don't even work as promised.
But we don’t want Big Government regulating business. The market will decide if cancer and developmental disorders are acceptable.