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Preventing government data failures

Data specialist Justhy Deva Prasad encourages the better use of available data -- with appropriate action the data call for -- by governments in particular to protect citizens from dangerous threats to their health and safety. He further shows how the failure to properly use data in disaster prevention strategies yielded bad results from Fukushima, Superstorm Sandy, ongoing California wildfires, andOroville Dam. And public officials should be held accountable for their failures.

By |2018-02-20T16:15:51+00:00February 20th, 2018|Guest Insights|Comments Off on Preventing government data failures

Overheated claims on temperature records

By Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris Now that the excitement has died down over the news that Earth’s surface temperature made 2017 one of the hottest years on record, it is time for sober second thoughts. Did the January 18 announcement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that 2017 was our planet’s third-hottest year since 1880, and NASA’s claim that it was the second hottest year, actually mean anything? Although the Los Angeles Times called 2017 “a top-three scorcher for planet Earth,” neither the NOAA nor the NASA records are significant. One would naturally expect the warmest years to come [...]

By |2018-02-17T19:43:36+00:00February 17th, 2018|Guest Insights|6 Comments

Burnett: Trump on energy and the environment, year 1

Heartland Institute Senior Fellow (and CFACT advisor) H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., reviews the achievements of President Trump's energy and environmental policies at the end of his first year in office, a list he says indicates "a tremendous start" -- as evidenced by the stock market, job growth, unemployment decline, business investment, and consumer confidence -- all helping to "make America great again."

By |2018-01-23T11:11:20+00:00January 23rd, 2018|CFACT Insights, Energy, Environment|Comments Off on Burnett: Trump on energy and the environment, year 1

Frigid cold is why we need dependable energy

While China, India, and other nations are building new coal-fired power plants, the United States, which nearly a quarter of the world's coal reserves, is still following the path laid out by President Obama of phasing out coal production. Canadian analyst Tom Harris, whose home province of Ontario has banned all coal-fired power generation, explains that this stems from the myth that carbon dioxide is as dirty as coal.

By |2018-01-17T01:16:32+00:00January 17th, 2018|Climate, Guest Insights|3 Comments

Time to get them off our gravy train

Greg Walcher, President of the Natural Resources Group, lauds the recent decision by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to end two decades of the scurrilous "sue-and-settle" scam run by EPA for the benefit of environmentalist plaintiffs and the policies some EPA officials wanted but could not get regulatory authority to accomplish.

By |2017-12-24T02:16:16+00:00December 24th, 2017|Environment, Guest Insights|Comments Off on Time to get them off our gravy train

Global warming: Fake news from the start

Canadians Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris of the International Climate Science Coalition trace the history of the "global warming" scam, which is founded on equating carbon dioxide with carbon to give the public an image of carbon dioxide as "dirty." They cite both Canadian and American politicians and scientists who have advanced this false narrative.

By |2017-12-20T11:45:31+00:00December 20th, 2017|Guest Insights|30 Comments

End the ‘war on coal’

New Zealander Bryan Leyland and Canadian Tom Harris, both of the International Climate Science Coalition, argue that the United States is setting a bad example and harming its own people -- and those in developing nations -- by continuing the EPA's war on coal, nuclear energy, and natural gas. Wind and solar have major problems with reliability, cost, and adverse health and environmental impacts that their proponents gloss over, whereas emissions from modern, highly efficient coal-fired power plants with stack gas cleanup consist almost entirely of water, CO2, and nitrogen.

By |2017-12-08T21:06:28+00:00December 8th, 2017|Guest Insights|8 Comments

Would you bet your paycheck on a weather forecast?

Canadians Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris explain the difference between weather, climate, and meteorology as part of their denunciation of climate alarmists who misuse and even alter historic scientific data in their vain attempts to "prove" their global warming theories that are the fuel for the globalist elite's efforts to consolidate power into their hands. Much of their success stems from the kinship between environmentalism and consolidation of state power over the individual. Freedom lovers, therefore, must be vigilant to stop these power hungry bullies in their tracks.

By |2017-11-29T15:12:07+00:00November 29th, 2017|Climate|33 Comments

Trump’s failing revolution

Scot Faulkner assesses the Trump Administration, noting that the President has failed to bring on board people who would actually carry out his agenda and instead has surrounded himself with Never-Trumpers whose goal is to block his agenda.

By |2017-11-16T17:35:50+00:00November 16th, 2017|Guest Insights, News, Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on Trump’s failing revolution

Avalanches of global warming alarmism

Canadians Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris report from Bonn that the IPCC is now resorting to even more spurious "science" than ever in support of its wildly alarmist claims of climate catastrophe around the corner. They cite a vast lack of real-world data to support these claims, noting that there are no weather stations representing about 85% of the Earth's surface area.

By |2017-11-15T16:58:50+00:00November 15th, 2017|Climate, Guest Insights|2 Comments

Find the cure – ignore the symptoms

West Virginia University professor James E. Smith argues that the U.S. needs more entrepreneurs and innovators, but our educational system seems bent on focusing on identifying and managing the symptoms of problems we face today rather than on solutions that address or eliminate the origin or root of those problems -- and in all too many cases, they find reasons NOT to pursue solutions that MIGHT create new problems, even when the potential for harm is tiny.

By |2017-11-13T10:53:04+00:00November 13th, 2017|Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on Find the cure – ignore the symptoms
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