Michael Shellenberger

Michael Shellenberger
Reporting on cities, energy, and the environment
Created 05 Feb 2021
  • Why Looting Turned San Francisco Into A Ghost Town
    04 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 75 49
    These viral photos of boarded-up boutiques in San Francisco's upscale Union Square district this week are a bleak encapsulation of the city's approach to crime. Originally published in The New York Po...
  • The Real Threat to Banks Isn't From Climate Change. It's From Bankers.
    02 Dec 2021 • 10 min read • 57 16
    Former Bank of England head Mark Carney Over the last two years, some of the world’s most powerful and influential bankers and investors have argued that climate change poses a grave threat to financi...
  • San Francisco Homeless Insider Tells All
    29 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 58 41
    In my new book, San Fransicko, I describe why progressives create and defend what European researchers call “open drug scenes,” which are places in cities where drug dealers and buyers meet, and many ...
  • Why Crime Is Out Of Control in San Francisco
    28 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 57 3
    This oped was originally published in The Wall Street Journal on November 28, 2021. When Chesa Boudin ran for San Francisco district attorney in 2019, he said crime was caused by poverty, wealth inequ...
  • Why Anti-Police Activism Kills
    24 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 65 1
    Will Yurek with three of his four children including Drew (far right) who called 911 when his father suffered a heart attack. First responders say the city of Seattle failed to save Will’s life becaus...
  • Why We Must Arrest Drug Addicts
    19 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 57 2
    The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday announced that 100,000 Americans died from illicit drugs in the 12 month period ending in April, a nearly 30 percent increase from the sam...
  • Why $6 Billion Won't Solve World Hunger
    15 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 59 7
    This was first published by The New York Post on Sunday, November 14, 2021 In late October, David Beasley, the Director of the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) urged billionaires Jeff Bezos ...
  • Why Wokeism Is A Religion
    11 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 119 4
    Over the last year, a growing number of progressives and liberals have pointed to police killings of unarmed black men, rising carbon emissions and extreme weather events, and the killing of trans peo...
  • Why Progressives Ruin Democrats
    04 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 82 5
    Since the election of Donald Trump as president in 2016, progressives have made the argument that taking back the presidency, the Congress, and winning swing states requires that Democrats move to the...
  • Why John Oliver Is Wrong About Homelessness
    01 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 48 9
    The intelligent and hilarious HBO comedian John Oliver last night aired a 25-minute segment on homelessness. In it, he attributed homelessness to poverty, high rents, and NIMBY neighborhood activists ...
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