Category Archives: Environment Issues

Dumb policies just keep coming

If 10% ethanol in gasoline is good, 15% (E15) will be even better. At least for some folks. We’re certainly heading in that direction – thanks to animosity toward oil, natural gas and coal, fear-mongering about global warming, and superlative … Continue reading

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Global Warming: Our Mistake, Never Mind

In a remarkable monograph, Roy W. Spencer presents hard evidence that 75% of the observed warming since the start of the 20th century is due to natural processes.  He offers a detailed model describing how one of these processes, the … Continue reading

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Destroying biodiversity

By Paul Driessen Climate chaos is fading as a “central organizing principle for mankind.” However, the United Nations and radical greens have launched a new eco-scare. The real threat to the planet, they now assert, is the impact of modern … Continue reading

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It’s really about controlling our lives

“Low carbon fuel standards” mean higher costs, few environmental benefits and less liberty by Paul Driessen Within days, Majority Leader Harry Reid intends to bring sweeping energy and climate legislation to the Senate floor. He won't call it cap-and-trade or … Continue reading

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The chasm between Apollo and the Gulf

There is no valid analogy between the Gulf spill and Apollo 13 Harrison H. Schmitt President Obama’s Administration and its supportive media repeatedly say our 1970 Apollo 13 experience is analogous to the effort to contain and cap the Deepwater … Continue reading

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Ken Cuccinelli v. 810 academics

Special Bulletin: Academic freedom is not a license to commit fraud by Paul Driessen “Scientific debates should be played out in the academic arena,” insists University of Virginia environmental sciences professor David Carr. “If Michael Mann’s conclusions are unsupported by … Continue reading

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$8.6 Billion of Stimulus Plan Earmarked for Pet Causes of Environmental Activists Should Be Jettisoned

$8.6 Billion of Stimulus Plan Earmarked for Pet Causes of Environmental Activists Should Be Jettisoned Washington, D.C. – At least $8.6 billion of President Obama’s proposed $1.2 trillion stimulus plan is meant to fund dubious special interest policy initiatives of … Continue reading

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Playing God with “Endangered” Species

By Alan Caruba In mid-August Barack Obama had this to say about a White House decision regarding the Endangered Species Act: “After over 30 years of successfully protecting our nation’s most endangered wildlife like the bald eagle, we should be … Continue reading

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A Spotless Sun

By Alan Caruba There’s a wonderful irony in the fact that, back in the 1970s, the Greens were issuing warnings and even writing books about the coming Ice Age. They would abandon this issue, based in well-known and accepted solar … Continue reading

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Czech President’s “Inconvenient Challenge” to Al Gore

By Christopher Adamo Since leaving office, former Vice-President Al Gore has gained enormous stature within certain circles on the world scene, acquiring it per the standard liberal formula. Taking up his “Earth in the Balance” cause, he produced the feature … Continue reading

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