Real World energy and climate
“The sky is falling” scare stories have no place in public interest science or policy John Coleman Earth Day 2016 brought extensive consternation about how our Earth will soon become uninhabitable, as mankind’s activities of civilization trigger unstoppable global warming and climate change. President Obama used the occasion to sign the Paris climate treaty and […]
Remember the Climate!
Obama orders Pentagon, generals and admirals to make climate change Job One Paul Driessen Military triumphs and catastrophes have often hinged on how well (or luckily) armies and navies employed, avoided or benefited from weather and other natural events. Severe storms helped the British navy defeat Spain’s Armada in 1588. George Washington knew horrid weather […]
Tax oil to subsidize wind?
Obama wants to punish oil industry to advance climate agenda. So do Hillary, Bernie and Mike Paul Driessen If you want more of something, mandate it, subsidize it and exempt it from regulations. If you want less of something, punish it with taxes and regulations. Put more bluntly, the power to tax and regulate is the […]
Obama’s 0.7 percent “solution”
Obama, Democrats and bureaucrats bury America’s future under more federal regulations Paul Driessen America’s abysmal 0.7% economic growth during the fourth quarter of 2015 meant the annual growth rate was an anemic 2.4% … and average annual growth for the six-year Obama era a pathetic 2.2 percent. This is “dead last compared to six other […]
More outrages and insanities in Paris
If alarmists get what they want at the climate gabfest, the consequences will be disastrous Paul Driessen The Senate will not approve or appropriate money for anything President Obama might agree to in Paris, and developing countries will not (and should not) stop building coal-fired power plants and using fossil fuels to lift billions out of […]
A new strategy for tax cheats
You can guess what would happen if you used the same tactics that climate alarmists employ Paul Driessen Suppose you’ve been using some creative data, accounting and legal interpretations for years to reduce your tax bill – and the IRS suddenly flags you for a full-blown audit. Instead of trembling in your boots, shredding your records, […]
Green Tech – the climate crisis syndicate
Manufactured climate crisis fears and renewable energy schemes create gold mine for the rich Paul Driessen Renewable Portfolio Standard advocates recently held their 2015 National Summit. The draft RPS agenda suggests it was quite an event – populated by bureaucrats, scientists and consultants who have jumped on the climate and “green energy” bandwagon, to follow the money. Indeed, they […]
Government-style “fairness” for the 1%
Obama cronies get abundant favors – at the expense of working class Americans Paul Driessen Liberals love to extol their deep compassion for the poor, whom conservatives allegedly don’t give a fig about. Thus our Community-Organizer-in-Chief pontificates endlessly about income inequality, to justify his determination to “fundamentally transform” our nation, so that “everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone […]
Leading on Paris climate treaty?
We should lead from behind – instead of with brains in our behinds – on this new Treaty of Paris Paul Driessen What an unpalatable irony. The 1783 Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War and created the United States. The 2015 Treaty of Paris could end what’s left of our democratic USA – and […]
EPA unleashes health-hammering ozone rules
It may be incompetence overseas, but in USA Obama intends to reduce jobs and living standards Paul Driessen A federal worker named Bob recently called our local talk-radio station, outraged that a failed budget deal could cause a government shutdown that leaves him unable to pay his bills. He blamed Republicans, failed to mention that compromise also involves […]