Craig Rucker

About Craig Rucker

Craig Rucker is a co-founder of CFACT and currently serves as its president. For over 30 years, Craig has provided expertise to a wide range of government, academic, media, and industry forums. His organization, the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow, boasts a large grassroots membership base, features over 50 scientific and academic experts, and is widely heralded as a leader in the free market, think tank community in Washington, D.C. In addition to being a frequent guest on radio talk shows, Rucker has also written extensively and appeared in such media outlets as CNN, the BBC, USA Today, New York Times, Russia Today, The Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, among many others. Rucker was a co-producer of the award-winning film “Climate Hustle,” which was the #1 box-office film in America during its one night showing in 2016. He also has primary responsibility for building CFACT’s “Collegians" program on more than 50 campuses across the U.S., spearheads the creation of model demonstration eco-projects in impoverished villages in Latin America and Africa, and has led delegations to some 20 major United Nations conferences, including those in Copenhagen, Istanbul, Kyoto, Bonn, Marrakesh, Rio de Janeiro, and Warsaw, to name a few. Rucker has a wife and four sons, and currently resides in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

COP 24: Packed house at CFACT’s Poland climate forum

In the audience at CFACT's Poland forum were veterans of the Solidarity movement who freed Poland from Socialism thirty years ago. They do not want to go back. They turned this scholarly forum into a lively discussion of energy, global warming and Polish independence. We were honored.

By |2018-12-15T00:28:50-04:00December 15th, 2018|Climate|Comments Off on COP 24: Packed house at CFACT’s Poland climate forum

CFACT billboard: Energy independence for Poland!

CFACT put up a hard-hitting billboard near the entrance to COP 24, the UN conference on climate change. It says, “Congratulations Poland, 100 years! Exit the UN Paris Accord. Energy Independence for Poland!” We met with coal miners and average Poles. They are fed up.

By |2018-12-12T18:34:06-04:00December 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CFACT billboard: Energy independence for Poland!

COP 24: CFACT with the gilets jaune

The gilets jaunes (yellow vests) represent a broad cross section of the French working and middle classes.  They are butchers, bakers and automobile makers.  They are the folks who drive the trucks, farm the food, build the buildings and fix what breaks.  They are France.  They have had enough. 

By |2018-12-14T22:19:38-04:00December 10th, 2018|Climate|Comments Off on COP 24: CFACT with the gilets jaune

COP 24: France surrenders

Faced with widespread carbon / fuel tax rioting, French President Emmanuel Macron surrendered. The French government suspended the wildly unpopular fuel tax, for six months at least. "The people are revolting!" Mel Brooks as Louis XIV: "You said it, they stink on ice."

By |2018-12-05T05:02:20-04:00December 5th, 2018|Climate|Comments Off on COP 24: France surrenders

Brown fiddled while California burned

Historians have found no conclusive evidence that the Emperor Nero was playing his lyre during Rome's great fire. He wasn't even in the city. Future historians will have no problem documenting that Governor Brown and the Greens chose ideology over effective forest management, fire fighting and prevention.

By |2018-11-20T11:24:34-04:00November 20th, 2018|Environment|Comments Off on Brown fiddled while California burned

California’s fires not climate

Governor Brown, if you are still searching for the anthropogenic link to California's tragic fires, we expect somewhere in the governor's mansion there’s probably a mirror.

By |2018-11-20T08:11:04-04:00November 16th, 2018|Climate|Comments Off on California’s fires not climate

Apollo astronaut takes on UN climate report

Flat Earthers? Moon landing deniers? Check with the team who planted America's flag on the moon. They saw the curvature of the Earth from a unique vantage point. They left their footprints in the lunar soil. Their credibility is undeniable.

By |2018-10-23T22:49:03-04:00October 19th, 2018|Climate|Comments Off on Apollo astronaut takes on UN climate report

Endangered Species Act reform — About time

If you judge a public policy by its results, the ESA of 1973 is a flop. Over 2,000 species have been listed as endangered pursuant to the Act. How many have recovered? Around thirty. The ESA has, however, been incredibly effective at frustrating and delaying economic activity.

By |2018-09-28T10:09:52-04:00September 28th, 2018|Environment|Comments Off on Endangered Species Act reform — About time