CFACT Insights

News and analysis from CFACT

  • Climatist Jihad?

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    The Climate Crisis industry, says CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen, is rich from government grants, foundation grants, and other money from special interest groups, all betting tyhey can convince the public that climate change is so horrific they must accept a complete government takeover of the entire society (or thereabouts). They turn white when polls show climate skeptics are well received and their research is convincing. To counter this, because they cannot or will not even try to debate the science, they resort to ad hominem attacks and other assaults on tghe character (and thus the science) presented — and they are willing to stretch or completely fabricate the “truth” about those whose work threatens them and thend eny them any chance to correct the narrative.

  • Colorado canyon latest Obama monument designation

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    Once again, a President has designated land for national monuments without the advice and consent of Congress — an action unchecked during the Bush years after President Clinton’s highly controversial designation of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in Utah. These land grabs may sound noble, but whenever federal officials replace state and local land managers, they tend to create problems for continuing use of the land and even surrounding areas. This is particularly true of Brown’s Canyon in Colorado, says the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association.

  • World economy transformation tops UN climate agenda

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    The secret has been out for some time, yet nobody on the Left or the mainstream media is really talking about it — that “global warming” has always been little more than a smokescreen for worldwide wealth redistribution overseen by bureaucrats at the United Nations — picking the bones of a tired, weak, and shamed America unwilling to defend itself or to flex its economic muscles. But will they succeed? Stay tuned!

  • Naming enemies of U.S. fossil fuel development

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    The enemies of fracking, the Keystone pipeline, and other fossil fuel related activities start with wild-eyed “Deep Green Resistance” types who oppose the entirety of Western civilization (even agriculture), include those with vested interests in alternative energy sources, and even include foreign governments (like Putin’s Russia), who recognize that cheaper oil and gas prices will hurt their economies and weaken their grip on nearby dependent countries. Naming enemies empowers those who want to defeat them.

  • California raisin farmers get another day in court

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    Raisin growers Marvin and Laura Horne have challenged a 66-year-old USDA regulation that allows the government to seize up to half a grower’s raisin crop for forced resale overseas at discounted prices. The stated purpose is to keep the domestic price for raisins artificially high, but the Hornes claim that the seizure of their crop amounts to an unconstitutional taking without adequate compensation – and now the case is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • The climate con goes on

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    CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen says that the media are too heavily invested in the global warming scam to ever admit that they had been played by politicians and “scientists” for decades. There is a growing body of evidence that President Obama’s and the UN’s claims that carbon dioxide emissions are killing the planet are merely a smokescreen for their real , and now clearly stated, intention — to destroy capitalism and take the wealth of America and the West.

  • Record keepers cooked global temperature books

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    We are learning that quite possibly the entire “global warming” movement is based on the falsification of actual temperature records by scientists who have systematically replaced real temperatures with computer-generated temperatures that more closely fit their grossly flawed climate models. This level of deceit — which has been rewarded with billions upon billions of dollars by politicians and nonprofit billionaires alike — means that the entire history of “climate change” is about as reliable as predicting the winners of horse races a month down the road.

  • What’s next for the Keystone pipeline?

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    President Obama will soon have to decide whether to please big labor or Big Green — and his risk is that if he chooses Big Green over big labor and then the labor unions push Democrats who depend on their votes to vote to override his veto of the Keystone Pipeline authorization, he loses big time. The clock is ticking — and the stakes are high. Meanwhile, President-in-waiting Hillary Clinton is silent … perhaps fearing the same Hobson’s choice. The huge drop in the oil price — which some now claim is a further reason to ignore Keystone — is on the verge of a quick rebound thanks to Obama’s feckless foreign “policy.” Stay tuned!

  • Will President Obama’s new drilling policy give the Arctic over to Russian domination?

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    Is it merely a coincidence that millions of dollars of Russian money have been laundered and forwarded to anti-fossil fuel radical environmentalists to fight exploration and development by the United States of Alaska’s vast oil and gas and minerals reserves? While Russia plans to seize the entire Arctic for its own use, the United States shuts down all future development over nearly 20 million acres of land and sea — for absolutely zero environmental benefit, especially since Russia will likely be able to exploit much of that same territory anyway. Just as bac, Obama did this despite universal opposition from Alaska’s elected officials — robbing the state of much-needed jobs and revenues. Hopefully, this theft and giveaway to Russia can be reversed.

  • Vilifying realist science – and scientists

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    CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen shines the light of financial truth on those who have viciously attacked Harvard scientist Dr. Willie Soon and other authors of a devastating new report, published in the January 2015 Science Bulletin of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which concluded that, once discrepancies in IPCC computer models are taken into account, the impact of CO2-driven manmade global warming over the next century (and beyond) is likely to be “no more than one-third to one-half of the IPCC’s current projections.” Because these well-heeled “made men” scientists cannot attack the evidence, they are reduced to killing the messengers — showing that the billions and billions of dollars spent — including money funneled from Putin’s Russia — to hide these truths and buy off or bludgeon dissent from the party line is not working out that well.

  • OPEC prediction of $200-a-barrel oil ignores market realities—or maybe not

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    OPEC’s Secretary General Abdulla al-Badri last month predicted oil prices will rebound to as much as $200 per barrel, a figure CFACT advisor Marita Noon suggests could only come about if terrorism and internal strife force shutdowns of major oil-producing states such as al-Badri’s native Libya and other Middle Eastern nations vulnerable to radical assaults. Otherwise, Noon notes, as soon as the price jumps about $70 per barrel, the nimble U.S. wildcatters will step up their production again and hold the oil price well below al-Badri’s predicted $200 per barrel.

  • Divesting people of better living standards

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    The radical Green push for colleges and universities to divest themselves from investment in fossil fuel companies is misguided, immoral, lethal, and, yes, racist. While Western civilization has seen an 11-fold increase in wealth, a doubling of lifespans, and health and prosperity unprecedented in human history, nearly 1.5 billion still live without the benefits of modern technology. While China (which will ignore the bigots) has linked nearly its entire population to the power grid, over 300 million in India and more than twice that number in sub-Saharan Africa lack even the simplest of modern amenities that electric power and motorized transportation afford. CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen asks, “What right do divestment activists and climate change alarmists have to deny Earth’s most destitute people access to electricity and motor fuels, jobs, and better lives?”

  • I come to bury renewable fuel standards

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    The federal ethanol mandate mut be rescinded, say CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen. Nearly 40% of the U.S. corn crop is devoted to ethanol, and this requires enormous amounts of irrigation water, fertilizers, pesticides, and gasoline or diesel fuel to grow, harvest, and ship the corn — and then to ship the ethanol. While corn growers are protected by the mandate, they are making money — but at the expense of chicken, turkey, egg, and hog farmers who are paying an extra $100 billion a year in feed costs. Moreover, energy from oil and gas drilling is much less harmful to the environment — especially given the high usage of water, the unbearable flow of life-killing nutrients into the Gulf of Mexico, and of course the negative impacts on gasoline and diesel engines from the added ethanol (and the lower miles per gallon it delivers). It is time, says Driessen, to bury the Renewable Fuel Standard and the ethanol subsidies.

  • EPA email shows desperate climate change agenda

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    CFACT policy analyst Larry Bell reports on secret EPA emails that show the agency was desperate to keep the money train rolling in its effort to seize control over more and more of the U.S. economy. Polar bears were not scaring people enough any more, so then-Administrator Lisa Jackson conspired to create scary scenarios over alleged links of climate change to respiratory diseases. The result are new regulations that will destroy millions more jobs and further cripple the U.S. economy if allowed to be implemented.

  • America is falling behind in the new cold war over Arctic oil and gas

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    CFACT policy analyst Marita Noon reports that President Obama’s made dash to prevent U.S. oil and gas activities in the very profitable Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) may stem more from Russian money funneled to U.S.-based environmental nonprofits — and the desire of the President to please such groups — than from any intelligent rationale for declaring these rich lands off limits to the minimal development needed for resource extraction. Russia, meanwhile, is conducting military-scale operations in a possible effort to take physical control of the entire Arctic region.