In the audience at CFACT's Poland forum were veterans of the Solidarity movement who freed Poland from Socialism thirty years ago. They do not want to go back. They turned this scholarly forum into a lively discussion of energy, global warming and Polish independence. We were honored.
CFACT put up a hard-hitting billboard near the entrance to COP 24, the UN conference on climate change. It says, “Congratulations Poland, 100 years! Exit the UN Paris Accord. Energy Independence for Poland!” We met with coal miners and average Poles. They are fed up.
The United Nations gave explicit permission to left-wing youth groups to disrupt a presentation by the American delegation on energy issues at COP 24, the UN conference on climate change in Katowice, Poland.
The gilets jaunes (yellow vests) represent a broad cross section of the French working and middle classes. They are butchers, bakers and automobile makers. They are the folks who drive the trucks, farm the food, build the buildings and fix what breaks. They are France. They have had enough.
Faced with widespread carbon / fuel tax rioting, French President Emmanuel Macron surrendered. The French government suspended the wildly unpopular fuel tax, for six months at least. "The people are revolting!" Mel Brooks as Louis XIV: "You said it, they stink on ice."
COP 24, the United Nations climate conference is underway.
Historians have found no conclusive evidence that the Emperor Nero was playing his lyre during Rome's great fire. He wasn't even in the city. Future historians will have no problem documenting that Governor Brown and the Greens chose ideology over effective forest management, fire fighting and prevention.
Governor Brown, if you are still searching for the anthropogenic link to California's tragic fires, we expect somewhere in the governor's mansion there’s probably a mirror.
Flat Earthers? Moon landing deniers? Check with the team who planted America's flag on the moon. They saw the curvature of the Earth from a unique vantage point. They left their footprints in the lunar soil. Their credibility is undeniable.
Marc Morano posted a point-by-point analysis at CFACT's Climate Depot that reveals the President's remarks were "scientifically, politically and economically accurate."
The UN climate science panel's job is to write a scary report before the UN holds its next big climate conference this December in Poland. That's exactly what they did.
If you judge a public policy by its results, the ESA of 1973 is a flop. Over 2,000 species have been listed as endangered pursuant to the Act. How many have recovered? Around thirty. The ESA has, however, been incredibly effective at frustrating and delaying economic activity.
Nothing reveals the disparities between the "haves" and the "have nots" like a climate conference. WATCH NOW
California's mistaken new energy law spells trouble for everyone. As business flees, the politicians in Sacramento are going to want to inflict the same burdens on the rest of us to "make things fair." This energy-wound is self inflicted. California should adopt a wiser course and others should avoid repeating their mistake.
Businesses get saddled with burdensome mandates, consumers pay higher prices, and economies flounder. Even worse, such measures often take their toll on those who can afford it least – namely the poor.