And the inaugural Montgolfier Award for Sustained Stratospheric Virtue Signalling goes to…

MercatorNet is proud to launch our inaugural Montgolfier Award for Sustained Hot Air, presented to the year’s outstanding virtue signaller. The award is named after 18th century French hot air balloonists Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier, better known as the Montgolfier brothers, who achieved made their first demonstration of flight on June 4, 1783. Several months […]

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Yes, climate change is making people depressed and angry – but not for the reasons you might think

The American Geophysical Union (AGU), founded in 1919, is possibly the world’s premier association of earth scientists, and numbers among its members many leading climate experts. I had the privilege of attending its annual Fall Meeting last December, held in Chicago, and I have never seen such a large concentration of scientific expertise in one […]

Does ‘Net Zero’ make sense?

A lot of people are worried about climate change and global warming. Who can blame them? We are constantly told that global climate catastrophe is only a few years away or that “time has quite literally run out” as then Prince Charles did at COP26 in 2021. “Our world is burning” warnings by prominent leaders […]

Will North Korea save Koreans from demographic disaster?

South Korea is famous as the land of K-Pop idols and ultra-low fertility. Some demographers believe that Koreans will become extinct in a few centuries. But are there any exceptions to low birth rates within South Korea? And what about the South’s eccentric brethren in North Korea? Public servant privilege? In 2022, preliminary statistics have […]