He invented the term “fake news”. Who remembers this journalistic thing of beauty?
“Believing that there was no more room in landfills, Americans concluded that recycling was their only option. Their intentions were good and their conclusions seemed plausible. Recycling does sometimes make sense — for some materials in some places at sometimes. But the simplest and cheapest option is usually to bury garbage in an environmentally safe landfill. And since there’s no shortage of landfill space (the crisis of 1987 was a false alarm), there’s no reason to make recycling a legal or moral imperative. Mandatory recycling programs aren’t good for posterity. They offer mainly short-term benefits to a few groups — politicians, public relations consultants, environmental organizations, waste-handling corporations — while diverting money from genuine social and environmental problems. Recycling may be the most wasteful activity in modern America: a waste of time and money, a waste of human and natural resources.” The essay “Recycling Is Garbage” is dated June 30, 1996. Source: The New York Times Magazine
Today, these 3 facts are incontrovertible: global warming is real; recycling maters; and it will be very, very cold here tomorrow.