• Trumping the State Department

    Former Reagan Administration official Scot Faulkner lauds President Trump’s and Secretary of State Tillerson’s plans to overhaul the U.S. State Department, which he calls not only one of the most bloated bureaucracies but also one of the least effective — largely because of the internationalist — almost anti-American — attitude that prevails among senior officials. USAID alone has wasted over a trillion dollars on enriching dictators and useless projects that have not produced lasting results. It is way past time to clean house.

  • The silver-tongued liars’ playbook

    CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen explains the absurdity of the demand by a North Carolina government scientist to reduce the allowable limit of chromium 6 from 100 parts per billion to 70 parts per trillion. The clear intent, he says, is not public health but the shutdown of all coal mining operations (and coal use) in the state and nation. Should his ego be satisfied, the real harm of his folly would be that citizens and institutions alike would be paying double for electricity — almost impossible for poor families and a major burden on, for example, nonprofit hospitals.

  • The undeniable innovation-leadership impulse

    West Virginia University professor James Smith shares insights about leadership — and notes that leaders are sorely needed to help organize societies for the common good. Some leaders have very public faces, while others toil in near total anonymity, but both extremes are vital to the health of a society, Smith contends.

  • The social cost of carbon (SCC) regulations

    By Paul Driessen and Roger Bezdek “If you could pick just one thing to reduce poverty, by far you would pick energy,” Bill Gates has said. “Access to energy is absolutely fundamental in the struggle against poverty,” World Bank VP Rachel Kyte, and Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Amartya Sen agree. The UN Development Program also calls […]

  • Will climate alarmism abate as disaster fails to materialize?

    CFACT advisor Larry Bell asks the rhetorical question — Will the climate fanatics tone down their rhetoric given the lack of evidence of climate catastrophe? Indeed, though nearly every single fear-filled prediction of theirs has failed to occur, they will not be shamed into silence as long as the worldwide “science” community enjoys the financial benefits of parroting the party line.

  • A serious climate opportunity

    Greg Walcher, a former secretary of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, argues that forests provide the world’s greatest resource for cleaning CO2 out of the atmosphere. Rotting and fires themselves emit greenhouse gases, but atmospheric CO2 makes all plants grow faster and better and with improved tolerance to drought. Thus, it is vital that the U.S. must reverse policies that oppose logging, tree thinning, and other management necessary for healthy forests.

  • Financial Stability Board climate deceit

    CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen explains the dangers to the U.S. economy from the wholly unaccountable Financial Stability Board, created by the Obama Administration to help pressure groups with a political/financial stake in the outcome to identify, target, stigmatize, harass, and intimidate any entities that they deem are too involved in fossil fuels or insufficiently invested in renewable energy and sustainable businesses.

  • Those ‘devastating’ EPA reductions

    As CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen explains, the EPA became bloated, incompetent, and derelict in its fundamental duties largely because it became ideological, politicized, and determined to control what it was never intended to regulate. When states, industries, or experts raised questions about the EPA’s “CO2 endangerment” decision, its biased and dishonest “social cost of carbon” analysis, or its use of “secret science” and highly suspect computer models to justify “climate chaos” claims – the agency railed about “intimidation” and “interference” with its mandate to “protect public health and welfare.”