No one should dispute the fact that hurricanes rank among our planet’s most terrifying and devastating natural disasters or that they are influenced by that enigmatically complex phenomena collectively referred to as “climate." Hurricane Matthew, which resulted in the tragic deaths of an estimated 34 people in the U.S., more than 500 in impoverished Haiti, and many billions of dollars of property and business losses, was clearly no exception. Climate changes and hurricanes began occurring long before the Industrial Revolution introduced smokestacks and SUVs. Sadly, and despite all best efforts of Al Gore, the United Nations, President Obama, and the EPA [...]
CFACT policy advisor Larry Bell chronicles the war between the EPA and the states over usurpation of states' rights inherent in the Clean Power Plan.
While the sensationalist New York Times publishes fearmonger articles warning of imminent massive coastal flooding as a result of global warming, real-world data present a very different picture -- for example, the Marshall Islands have actually GAINED land mass since World War II. Not even Warren Buffett is concerned.
CFACT advisor Larry Bell calls out alarmists for twisting the truth about global temperatures and continuing to scare people into surrendering their economic prosperity to "save the planet" -- or, rather, create a global socialist world government.
General Electric, one of the world’s largest suppliers of electrical power plant equipment, is all fired up about large markets for new coal-fired generation in India and China as America’s shut down. This may seem quite a turnaround for a company which has been characterized by the National Center for Public Policy Research as “the poster boy for crony capitalism and corporate America’s green energy cheerleader." After all, GE had previously assured investors that coal was on its way out. Its “ecomagination” campaign launched in 2005 focused the company’s future on an “Age of Gas” powered by their heavy-duty turbines along [...]
CFACT Advisor Larry Bell reports that Secretary of State John Kerry is continuing his assault on sanity through his ridiculous diatribes on climate change. Now he wants to ban air conditioning (most likely only for the poor and middle class, though). Meanwhile, Kerry and his pals are still celebrating killing half a million jobs formerly generated by the U.S. coal industry.
Making the advanced biofuels uses more fossil fuel energy than the energy they provide; thus the entire exercise in political correctness is pure folly and a scam. President Obama and his minions should be thoroughly rebuked for endangering our military personnel by mandating that the military stop using fossil fuels.
CFACT Advisor Larry Bell tells of a conversation on an airplane flight with a disciple of Al Gore regarding climate change.
In the face of public ennui toward 'climate change,' the Obama Administration is making one last push (or putsch) to flood crony corporatists with climate cash. As Larry Bell concludes, "Don’t expect any good news so long as many billions of taxpayer dollars reward agenda-driven political science fear mongering."
Republicans, if left in charge of the government as of January 2017, promise a balanced energy and climate policy that puts people first and focuses on costs and benefits of various policy options.
Galileo has lots of modern-day companions. Woe be unto those who dare to doubt that the sun orbits around Planet Gore as pontiffs of doom have decreed. That’s exactly the 17th Century time warp scenario that played out last week on the Senate floor as Chief Inquisitor Sheldon Whitehouse (D, RI) and 18 fellow jurists intoned judgments against dozens of organizations for sins of “denial blocking action on climate.” Most of those sinful deniers are nonprofit conservative think tanks, including several that I am sinfully very proud to associate with. And nope, like most of those other sinful deniers, I don’t get [...]
This is the same very wealthy former Senator and Vice President Al Gore who has lobbied Congress for carbon cap-and-trade legislation which would have provided huge windfall benefits to his London-based hedge fund called Generation Investment Management (GIM) that he co-founded with former chief of Goldman Sachs Asset Management David Blood.
Americans from all fifty states have an opportunity in November to follow the lead of their British cousins and vote against an aggressive, unaccountable centralized regulatory government whose diktats appear to be focused on the assertion of power rather than on improving the environment, the economy, or any other claimed societal ill. They also have a chance to slow or reverse immigration and jobs policies that cause direct harm to American workers, instead favoring legal and illegal immigrants who are beholden to the anti-liberty central government for their good fortune.
As one reporter put it, “The first thing to know about the crusade against Exxon by state attorneys general is that it isn’t about the law. The second thing to know is that it isn’t even about Exxon. What these liberal prosecutors really want to shut down is a universe of their most-hated ideological opponents.”
It is hypocrisy to use RICO to prosecute ExxonMobil and others for the "crime" of opposing crippling regulations intended to shut down their business operations on political grounds. Indeed, if these politicized attorneys general are successful, then they may be further inspired to go after ordinary citizens.