An IEA Book Club Event

The IEA Book Club was delighted to host a webinar with Michael Shellenberger, to discuss his latest best-selling book “Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All”, chaired by Mark Littlewood, IEA Director General. Michael has been fighting for a greener planet for decades. He is an author, environmental policy writer, a Time Magazine “Hero ... Continue reading
Education
The IEA’s Head of Education Dr Steve Davies and News Editor Kate Andrews discuss how farming technology is revolutionising our world. Although current discussions of the future of tech tend to focus on AI, automation and robotics, Steve explains how recent advancements in farming offer solutions some of the key crises of our time – ... Continue reading
Energy and Environment
ieaTV recently caught up with science journalist Matt Ridley to discuss the potential benefits of shale gas exploration in the UK. In the interview above, Ridley explains that shale gas is readily available in the UK and can be extracted relatively cheaply. He discusses why there is so opposition to fracking, and suggests that many ... Continue reading
Energy and Environment
With the poor moving away from subsistence farming and the world population predicted to increase from 7 billion to 9.3 billion by 2050, investment in commercial agriculture has never been more vital. In this panel discussion, Keith Boyfield - author of the IEA report Commercial Agriculture: Cure or Curse? Malaysian and African Experience Contrasted - ... Continue reading
Energy and Environment
A recent IEA student/teachers' workshop featured sessions led by Dr Mark Pennington on “Environmentalists: Nice but Wrong?”; Dr Stephen Davies on “Trade, Trade Connections and History”; Dr John Meadowcroft on “Social Capital and the Culture of the Market”; and Richard D North on “Rich Really is Beautiful”. This video is of Mark Pennington's session.... Continue reading
Energy and Environment
Colin Robinson discusses his latest book on climate change policy, Climate Change Policy: Challenging the Activists. He argues that there is currently a consensus amongst the political establishment – and amongst the intellectual communities that feed into it – that detailed and wide-ranging government intervention is necessary to combat the effects of climate change. In ... Continue reading