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The EV flood car swap

Last week Gov. Scott held a news conference where he announced several steps he’s taking to assist Vermonters who have lost their vehicles to flood damage and presumably didn’t have insurance protection for the loss.

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The Bizarre Montana Climate Case

The Wall Street Journal reports that “The press is cheering a group of Montana children who prevailed this week in state court with a radical new legal theory on climate change.”

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The Green New Deal in NYC

This story from Bloomberg News came as no great surprise when it appeared last week:

“New York City is at risk of power outages by 2025 as rising demand amid intense heat and the push toward electrification outpace the grid’s capacity.”

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The Story of Quill Hill

Last week my wife and I took a vacation to stay with long-time friends in Rangeley Lake, Maine. They insisted we go with them to a place called Quill Hill, which offered a panoramic view of the northern Maine landscape. It did, of course, but more important to me was the explanatory panels placed around the summit viewing area.

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A Serious Danger: Asteroid Impact

I have long preached that one of mankind’s biggest issues is protecting our planet from an asteroid impact. Last month the Hawaii-based Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System detected an overlooked 600-foot-long “potentially hazardous” asteroid with the help of new software technology.

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Judith Curry on Climate Alarmism

Last week John Stossel interviewed Dr. Judith Curry, who until recently was the chair of the climate department at Georgia Tech

Stossel said “We are told climate change is a crisis, and that there is an "overwhelming scientific consensus. "Bu tit's a manufactured consensus," says climate scientist Judith Curry.  She says scientists have an incentive to exaggerate risk to pursue "fame and fortune."

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Vermont Farm of the Year

I rarely watch a television set during a weekday, but last Tuesday I did, and the program was Will Mikell’s Across the Fence show on WCAX. The subject was a young farm couple, Jimmy and Sarah Ackermann, of Hardwick.

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Peculiar Response to the Valley Flooding Problem

Vermont has just gone through another major flood, with widespread damage in Addison County and the central section from Montpelier and Hardwick down to Londonderry.


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San Francisco Homelessness Crisis

An editorial in last Monday’s Wall Street Journal explains the astonishing homelessness problem in San Francisco.

“California has spent more than $20 billion on housing for the homeless since 2020, yet public encampments continue to grow. As San Francisco progressives are learning, government can build more shelter, but that doesn’t mean the homeless will use them.”

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Sen. Welch’s Small Farmers bill

Every once in a while, I take a look at the bills introduced by my friend Sen. Peter Welch. As one might expect, any such search turns up a lot of expensive and/or unworkable liberal foolishness like the Green New Deal, but once in a while I find one that can win my support.

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