‘Little Ice Ages’ caused suffering in Spain—as they always do

The history of Spain and Portugal is wrapped up in the changing climate along with the nature of war. The Inquisition was in part brought on by crop failures and the search for scapegoats. Fortunately, we have not had a "little ice age" since about 1850 -- so why should we be longing for another one any time soon?

By |2013-12-17T17:59:35+00:00December 17th, 2013|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on ‘Little Ice Ages’ caused suffering in Spain—as they always do

Wind power leaves behind eco-horrors in China

Most people think of windmills as one of the cleanest, most earth-friendly energy sources around. But according to the Institute for Energy Research, rare earth minerals needed for windmills like neodymium and dysprosium are being mined in China and leaving behind horrible environmental conditions.

By |2014-02-21T13:35:49+00:00November 18th, 2013|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Wind power leaves behind eco-horrors in China

Sahel desert latest example of global warming hype

One of the latest scares about global warming comes from a new report claiming that climate change is causing drought and killing trees across the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa. But according to an article in Forbes by James Taylor, this is surprising news to many scientists and Sahel experts.

By |2014-02-21T12:29:41+00:00November 11th, 2013|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Sahel desert latest example of global warming hype

Mining policy designed to benefit our own: Mighty rare

With China controlling 85% of the world's production of rare earth elements, the rest of the world -- and in particular, the U.S. economy -- is beholden to China for its own natioanl security and the future of its high-tech economy. This could change with a determined effort to overcome environmentalist objections and reinvigorate U.S. production of many of these valuable minerals. But will enough politicians decide that jobs and security are more valuable than keeping minerals-bearing domestic lands "pristine"?

By |2013-11-05T15:41:00+00:00November 5th, 2013|Media, Op-Ed Articles|1 Comment

Green energy spending bad for economy, environment

Is taxpayer money spent on Green energy hurting both the economy and environment? Well that’s the assertion of economists from the group PERC, who in a recent study found that for every $100 billion a government spends on so-called “clean energy,” that nation’s GDP is likely to decrease by nearly a half a percent.

By |2014-01-30T14:30:06+00:00October 31st, 2013|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Green energy spending bad for economy, environment

The environmental enemies of energy

If major environmental groups had their way, the U.S. will soon be without half or more of its current electric power generation capacity, the cost of what power was left would rise dramatically, and the poor would be the first to suffer the devastation of extreme poverty. What is astounding is that the very people who will suffer the most are among these groups' strongest supporters (at least via the ballot box).

By |2013-10-30T18:35:16+00:00October 30th, 2013|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on The environmental enemies of energy

Fracking is “climate friendly, environmentally safe, and economically stimulating”

Environment America's Margie Alt has found a new "cause" to enrich her group's coffers: scaring the bejeesus out of Americans by claiming that fracking has a "damaging footprint." Alt's group, oddly enough, is at odds with kjey Obama Administation officials. And yet, this lemming-like movement is gaining ground!

By |2013-10-11T13:30:28+00:00October 7th, 2013|Media, Op-Ed Articles|4 Comments

Possible solutions sprouting for American chestnut blight

One of the saddest environmental stories has been the fungal blight that destroyed millions of American chestnut trees in the first half of the 20th Century. But now, according to the New York Times, two research groups may be closing in on a long-sought solution.

By |2013-09-26T18:12:53+00:00September 25th, 2013|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Possible solutions sprouting for American chestnut blight
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