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BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~The agency’s carbon dioxide climate “endangerment finding” was a kangaroo court process~ Suppose a crooked prosecutor framed someone and was determined to get a conviction. So he built an entire case on tainted, circumstantial evidence, and testimony from witnesses who had their reasons for wanting the guy in...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~It drives anti-fossil fuel agendas and threatens wildlife, jobs, and human health and welfare~ Sustainability (sustainable development) is one of the hottest trends on college campuses, in the news media, in corporate boardrooms and with regulators. There are three different versions. (Image: The Crystal Ball by John William Waterhouse) Real Sustainability involves...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN With only so much taxpayer cash, what should our priorities be in this year of big hurricanes? A couple of friends recently said it was terrible that some in Congress and the White House could even consider reducing National Endowment for the Arts funding. It’s a critical program,...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Efforts to block and sabotage pipelines hurt jobs, economic growth, middle class, human safety~ The radical environmentalist war on fossil fuels has opened a new front: a war on pipelines. For years, activist zealots claimed the world was rapidly depleting its oil and natural gas supplies. The fracking revolution...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN If human emissions made Irma worse, did they also bring the 12-year lull in Cat 4-5 hurricanes? Hurricanes Harvey and Irma brought out the best in us. Millions of Americans are giving money, toil and sweat to help victims rebuild. Unfortunately, the storms also highlighted some people’s baser...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~New DOI and DOA policy to cut overgrown, diseased, dead and burned trees is long overdue~ President Trump promised to bring fresh ideas and policies to Washington. Now Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue are doing exactly that in a critically important area: forest management...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Facts about Harvey trump attempts to use it to advance manmade climate cataclysm agendas~ “When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight,” English essayist Samuel Johnson observed 240 years ago, “it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” That’s certainly true in the climate change arena. After ending...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Erroneous recent calculation highlights need to assess renewable energy sustainability claims~ It’s amazing, though hardly surprising, how quickly some used Hurricane Harvey’s devastation to claim that fossil fuel emissions are driving catastrophic climate change and weather. Their proffered solution, of course, is to replace those fuels with “clean,...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Anti-mining groups “protect” local tribe against phony risks by trampling on Guatemalan worker~ Not long ago, supposed “environmental justice” concerns at least involved risks to mine workers and their families. The risks may have been inflated, or ignored for decades, but they were a major focus. In one case,...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Imagine what a Tesla or wind turbine would cost if the Left followed its own “principles”~ “Nobody wants to buy something that was made by exploiting someone else,” Ben & Jerry’s and Fair Trade co-founder Jerry Greenfield likes to tell us. Let’s hope he doesn’t drive an electric...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Life without oil, natural gas and coal would most likely be nasty, brutish and short~ Al Gore’s new movie, a New York Times article on the final Obama Era “manmade climate disaster” report, and a piece saying wrathful people twelve years from now will hang hundreds of “climate...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN Al Gore pedals climate and weather scam. CFACT film and Aussie book present Climate Facts. Before I could enjoy a movie last week, I was forced to endure five minutes of climate and weather fear-mongering, when the theater previewed Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Sequel.” His attempt to pin every...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~It’s time to really cut, cut, cut ethanol and other renewable fuel mandates – maybe to zero~ The closest thing to earthly eternal life, President Ronald Reagan used to say, is a government program. Those who benefit from a program actively and vocally defend it, often giving millions in...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~More subsidies from exhausted California taxpayers cannot compensate for hard realities~ The first justification was that internal combustion engines polluted too much. But emissions steadily declined, and today’s cars emit about 3% of what their predecessors did. Then it was oil imports: electric vehicles (EVs) would reduce foreign...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Al Gore’s bombast and hypocrisy, an energy debacle “no one saw coming,” lessons for USA~ The Wall Street Journal called it the energy shortage “no one saw coming.” Actually, a lot of people did see it coming. But intent on pursuing their “dangerous manmade climate change” and “renewable...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Falsifying or ignoring data that don’t support conclusions or agendas is worse than junk science~ The epidemic of agenda-driven science by press release and falsification has reached crisis proportions. In just the past week: Duke University admitted that its researchers had falsified or fabricated data that were used to...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy would inflict major land, wildlife, resource damage~ Demands that the world replace fossil fuels with wind, solar and biofuel energy – to prevent supposed catastrophes caused by manmade global warming and climate change – ignore three fundamental flaws. 1) In the Real World...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN and DAVID R. LEGATES ~States that claim they’re committed to Paris do nothing for the climate and ill serve their citizens~ Ten states, some 150 cities, and 1,100 businesses, universities and organizations insist “We are still in” – committed to the Paris climate agreement and determined to continue reducing...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Putting a beehive at the VP’s residence could spur people’s understanding of bee problems~ Second Lady Karen Pence and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently teamed up to install a honeybee hive on the grounds of the Vice President’s residence at the Naval Observatory in Washington, DC. This...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Trump’s Paris decision challenges bad science, economics and energy politics behind treaty~ In the wake of President Trump’s exit from the Paris climate treaty, reactions from other quarters were predictably swift, nasty, sanctimonious and hypocritical. Al Gore paused near one of the private jets he takes to hector lesser...