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“Evil” GE foods and “eco-friendly” organics

Misrepresentations by radical greens promote myths of GE dangers and organic benefits Paul Driessen and Vijay Jayaraj Across the globe, genetically engineered (GE) crops face opposition from environmental and organic food activists, who claim the crops harm the environment and endanger human health. How factual are their claims? The evidence strongly supports GE over organic [...]

May 18, 2018  /  No Comments ››

Is climate alarmist consensus about to shatter?

Is this the Beginning of the End – or at least the End of the Beginning? E. Calvin Beisner On November 10, 1942, after British and Commonwealth forces defeated the Germans and Italians at the Second Battle of El Alamein, Winston Churchill told the British Parliament, “Now this is not the end. It is not [...]

May 1, 2018  /  No Comments ››

Easter Island myths and realities

The island’s demise was a human and Little Ice Age tragedy, not “ecological suicide” Dennis Avery In a recent New York Times column, Nicholas Kristof misleads us about the awful history of Easter Island (2,300 miles west of Chile), whose vegetation disappeared in the cold drought of the Little Ice Age. In doing so, he blinds modern society to [...]

April 6, 2018  /  No Comments ››

Preventing government data failures

Governments too often ignore data, and fail badly. Citizens must take more responsibility. Justhy Deva Prasad A primary reason governments exist is to protect their citizens from dangerous threats – foreign, domestic and natural. People can play important roles in this arena, but most lack the resources, funds, legal authority or political power to act [...]

February 20, 2018  /  No Comments ››

It’s weather, not climate change, Governor Brown

Weather, not human-caused CO2-fueled global warming, is responsible for California wildfires Robert W. Endlich   2017 featured incredibly intense, damaging wildfires in California: first the Wine Country fires of October, and later the massive Thomas Fire in December. Each destroyed hundreds of homes, the latter in many of the affluent suburbs and enclaves northwest of [...]

February 15, 2018  /  No Comments ››

Frigid cold is why we need dependable energy

Cheap, abundant coal is key to national security, warm homes and wintertime survival By Tom Harris Recent record-setting low temperatures have underscored the creature comfort and often life-saving importance of abundant, reliable, affordable energy. They also reminded us how appropriate it was that America’s 2017 National Security Strategy (NSS) emphasizes energy security – and was released on [...]

January 17, 2018  /  No Comments ››

Time to get them off our gravy train

Sue and settle schemes reward pressure groups, and hurt the rest of America Greg Walcher EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt recently issued a directive to end a 20-year string of “sue and settle” cases that have funneled untold millions of tax dollars to environmental organizations. Predictably, those groups and their allies have been apoplectic about it. [...]

December 22, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Global warming: Fake news from the start

Senator Tim Wirth, scientist James Hansen and others manufactured the climate “crisis” Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change because it is a bad deal for America. He could have made the decision simply because the science is false. [...]

December 20, 2017  /  No Comments ››

End the ‘war on coal’

Far from being a threat, coal continues to bring health, welfare and prosperity to billions Bryan Leyland and Tom Harris At the recent Environmental Protection Agency public hearing in Charleston, West Virginia, on withdrawing the “Clean Power Plan,” anti-coal activists were out in force: theClimate Justice Alliance, Sierra Club, Citizens Climate Lobby, Natural Resource Defense Council and many others. The New [...]

December 9, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Would you bet your paycheck on a weather forecast?

UN climate forecasts are consistently high … consistently wrong … and used to drive policy Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris Dr. Thomas Sowell, Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, summarized the problem the world faces with climate change policy:   “Would you bet your paycheck on the weather forecast for tomorrow? If not, then why should this country bet [...]

December 6, 2017  /  No Comments ››