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Does Starbucks think virtue signaling can “save the planet”?

BY PAUL DRIESSEN Will corporate and government green-washing save Earth from inflated or phony eco scares? I’d just passed the local Starbucks in Chicago, when my...

Geo-engineering: Ignoring the consequences

~Governments charge ahead on engineering Earth’s climate, ignoring possible harmful effects~ Tim Ball and Tom Harris The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report said...

What next for U.S. climate and energy policies?

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~2018 elections bring mixed messages and require climate and renewable energy reality check~ The “Blue Wave” never really reached shore, the U.S. Senate...

As the world and climate change yet again –

~Who is helping to create a better world? Who is determined to hold everyone back?~ John Shanahan The world has changed tremendously since the early 1800s,...

The misguided Affordable Clean Energy rule

Why is the US EPA still determined to control plant food and drive up electricity prices? DR. TIM BALL AND TOM HARRIS On August 29, 2018,...

America First Energy Conference – “an amazing day”

~New Orleans event reveals much of what has been hidden from the energy debate~ Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris “It will be an amazing day,”...

CAFE Standards Freeze IS Sound Policy Decision

PETER VAN DOREN, CATO INSTITUTE Last week the Trump administration announced its intent to freeze Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards (CAFE) at 2020 levels. Rules...

Rejecting Carbon Colonialism

African Development Bank breaks with anti-fossil fuel banks to fund coal power, prosperity PAUL DRIESSEN and DAVID WOJICK We recently explained how Multilateral Development Banks...

EPA’s Pruitt is far cleaner than critics claim

~His security, DC bedroom and policies are legitimate and defensible, under any fair standard~ By Deroy Murdock EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been hounded lately by...

Those fraudulent climate litigation shakedowns

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Which aspects are most fraudulent? The cities’ lawsuits, junk science or bond offerings?~ The ultra liberal enclaves of New York City and San...

Time to Cool It: U.N.’s Moribund High-End Global Warming Emissions Scenario

PATRICK J. MICHAELS, CATO INSTITUTE The amount of future warming is predicated on the amount of emitted greenhouse gases and the sensitivity of earth’s surface...

Preventing government data failures

~Governments too often ignore data, and fail badly. Citizens must take more responsibility~ By Justhy Deva Prasad A primary reason governments exist is to protect their...

It’s weather, not climate change, Governor Brown

~Weather, not human-caused CO2-fueled global warming, is responsible for California wildfires~ By Robert W. Endlich 2017 featured incredibly intense, damaging wildfires in California: first the Wine...

Irma illusions – and realities

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...

Dilbert 1, Scientists 0.

ROSS MCKITRICK, CATO INSTITUTE A communications group at Yale University has put out a video that seems to be a rebuttal to a Dilbert cartoon...

A serious climate opportunity

~Why does government refuse to do the one thing that would help our forests and climate?~ By Greg Walcher For years, politicians have waged war...

The science deniers’ greatest hits

~Science is a process, not a destination, and must not be immune to falsification by experiment~ By Bill Frezza “And yet, it moves.” Thus muttered Galileo Galilei...

Human Mortality Due to Heat Is NOT Rising!

CRAIG D. IDSO, CATO INSTITUTE In previous postings, we investigated the likelihood of a serious climate-related concern expressed by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on...

Science or advocacy?

~Students are learning energy and climate change advocacy, not climate science~ By David R. Legates For almost thirty years, I have taught climate science at three...

Ben Rhodes spins climate change

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~“Climate refugee” claims reflect deliberate mendacity and belief that we and reporters are stupid~ Employing his college degree in fiction writing, White House...

Audubon goes over the edge

~The society’s misleading claims about a climate crisis in the Arctic must be corrected~ By Robert W. Endlich The January-February 2016 issue of Audubon Magazine  (Figure...

On the Bright Side: A Deceleration of Sea Level Rise Along the Indian Coastline

CRAIG D. IDSO, CATO INSTITUTE Parker and Ollier (2015) set the tone for their new paper on sea level change along the coastline of India...

Obama’s Plan to Avoid Senate Review of the Paris Protocol

STEPHEN GROVES, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The Obama Administration is planning an end run around the U.S. Senate in regard to a major international climate change agreement—the...

Terrorism – a cold winter refugee crisis

BY PAUL DRIESSEN and JOE D'ALEO ~A brutal cold spell could kill refugees. Paris COP21 delegates need to discuss this climate issue~ Even after the latest...

A conversation … or a lecture?

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Pope Francis and all of us could learn a lot from an actual conversation on energy and climate~ We must “enter into dialogue...

Insanity on steroids!

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Economies collapsing, Middle East imploding – and Obama & Pals obsess over … the climate!~   The Middle East is imploding. Islamic State...

An errant environmental encyclical

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Pope Francis’ prescriptions will perpetuate poverty, disease, premature death in Third World~ The Laudato Si encyclical on climate, sustainability and the environment prepared...

America’s Weatherman-In-Chief

BY BOB BARR Last week’s Tweet of President Barack Obama with rolled up sleeves, enjoying a waffle cone and wishing Americans “Happy Memorial Day,” may...

Barack "Climate Change" Obama

BY ALAN CARUBA “Woe to the land that’s governed by a child.” - Shakespeare, Richard III I have been wrestling for some kind of explanation why...

Barack “Climate Change” Obama

BY ALAN CARUBA “Woe to the land that’s governed by a child.” - Shakespeare, Richard III I have been wrestling for some kind of explanation why...