commentary

  • Take back our environment for Earth Day!

    By David Rothbard & Craig Rucker Earth Day is here again.  I’m sure we can expect the same old green blarney that sets your teeth on edge.  Yet, it would be a shame if we let tired propaganda distract us from some essential truths.  We share a passion for America.  Conservation is a natural for […]

  • I have a dream for a prosperous Uganda

    By Cyril Boynes I am of a Christian background. However, one of my favorite people was Jewish, and another is Muslim. The Jewish man was business professor and author Julian Simon. He taught that people are the world’s most valuable resource, and the “ultimate resource” is our creative intellect. The Muslim is Bangladeshi banker and […]

  • ‘Cool it’ with all the research dollars

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    By Paul Driessen & Robert Carter Article originally published in The Washington Times. ——————————– Bjorn Lomborg is avidly courting publicity for his new film, “Cool It.” He correctly observes that public discussion about global warming is largely between two entrenched camps of opinion. He’s also right about our needing a “Plan B” climate policy that […]

  • Black Crosses and black deaths

    By Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr. and Niger Innis Are these people crazy? Are they so disconnected from reality that they don’t understand how vital coal is to jobs, living standards, civil rights progress and life itself? How else can anyone react to a new environmentalist campaign to erect black crosses at coal mines and coal-fired […]

  • ‘Reconstructing’ climate change

    By Andrew McKillop Through the whole year of 2009, building up to the failed Copenhagen “climate summit”, climate change was heavily promoted by a small but powerful group of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) political leaders and their corporate, press and media elites as a major challenge to the planet and to our […]

  • Prepare for an ice age!

    Churchville, VA—The death toll from recent “extreme weather events” has been sharply declining since the 1920s, as my valued colleague Indur Goklany has valorously pointed out. Air conditioning, flood control, earthquake proofing and better weather forecasting have all helped. Despite vast media coverage, extreme weather now causes only a half-percent of global deaths. A large […]

  • The global warming fleecing of the American taxpayer

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    As the BP oil spill slips off the front pages, replaced by daily reports of Lindsey Lohan’s release from jail; as Chelsea Clinton’s marriage is no longer news; as the war in Afghanistan loses traction with the public; and as Barack Obama pauses to review his declining approval rates, it is time once again to ask, whatever happened to global warming? Here’s an update. On the basis of legitimate—not government funded—science: it is as dead as Marley’s ghost.

  • Target: Monckton

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    Have you noticed the kicking around that CFACT Advisor Lord Christopher Monckton’s been getting lately? Add to the title “Viscount of Brenchley,” “whipping boy du jour.” Seldom a recent day goes by without some new name calling or conspiracy theory attacking Lord Monckton echoing through the left-wing blogosphere. Why is Chris Monckton the victim of a global warming attack campaign? Effectiveness.

  • Mrs. Madoff exonerates Michael Mann

    Pennsylvania State University recently released a report summarizing its final “investigation” into whether one of its employees had committed scientific misconduct. The report exonerated Dr. Michael Mann of all charges, although he did receive a tap on the wrist – for sharing unpublished manuscripts with third parties without first getting the authors’ permission! The result […]

  • Justice through affordable energy for Wisconsin

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    Paul Driessen recently released a report entitled Justice through Affordable Energy for Wisconsin. In this thoroughly researched report, Driessen analyzes why affordable energy is crucial to promoting justice and advancing civil rights. Driessen argues: “Energy is the Master Resource – the foundation for everything we eat, make, ship and do. With abundant, reliable, affordable energy, almost anything is possible, and we can improve, enrich and safeguard countless lives. Without it, jobs, living standards, basic rights and modern civilization are imperiled.”

  • Crusading for poverty, disease, and death

    In this presentation to Doctors for Disaster Preparedness, Paul Driessen discusses the ongoing tragedy in the developing world and how it is being perpetuated by the environmental policies of the developed world. Access to reliable electricity spurs economic activity and raises communities out of poverty. To deny developing countries this energy is a policy of […]

  • Capitalizing on the latest crisis

    By Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr., Niger Innis and Reverend Samuel Rodriquez Business and capitalism are dirty words in many White House and progressive circles, except in two ways. Business is good when it can be co-opted and manipulated by government to advance “progressive” energy, social or economic agendas. And capitalism is a virtue in the […]

  • Oil addiction lies

    By Alan Caruba The biggest lie being told to Americans these days is that we are “addicted” to oil and that we must convert our economy and society away from its use. The first time I recall hearing this was during George W. Bush’s 2006 State of the Union Speech and, frankly, I was astounded […]

  • Making good science decisions

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    I can’t help but praise Michael Specter’s new book: Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives. Specter warns that we live in a world where the leaders of African nations prefer to let their citizens starve to death rather than import genetically-modified food grains. Childhood vaccines have proven to be the most effective public health measure in history, yet people march on Washington to protest their use. Fifty years ago pharmaceutical companies were regarded as vital supports for our good health and lengthening life spans; now they are seen as callous corporate enemies of health and the environment.

  • Oil Spill puts BP in troubled water

      The giant oil spill off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico is a bitter reminder that providing Americans with reliable and affordable energy is serious business.  Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the April 20 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig that killed eleven workers and raised fears of widespread […]

  • Sinking climate change: Cal Thomas points to Climate Depot

    The following in an excerpt from a recent article by nationally-syndicated columnist Cal Thomas.  In his opinion piece, Mr. Thomas notes “much of this information” he cites “is available at the useful Web site www.climatedepot.com.”    Three modern myths have been sold to the American people: the promise of a transparent administration (President Obama); the […]

  • Ken Cuccinelli v. 810 academics

    The following is an excerpt from Driessen’s article in Townhall.com. “Scientific debates should be played out in the academic arena,” insists University of Virginia environmental sciences professor David Carr. “If Michael Mann’s conclusions are unsupported by his data, his scientific critics will eventually demonstrate this.” Carr and 809 other Virginia scientists and academics signed a […]