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CFACT Senior Science Analyst Jay Lehr has authored more than 1,000 magazine and journal articles and 36 books.

Science! GMO’s are not the problem, they’re the answer!

On September 13, 2019 Cameron English posted the article, GMO, CRISPR-edited crops can cut pesticide use—if environmental activists do not block them. He explained that in 2017, the University of Florida plant geneticists Zhonglin Mou and Kevin Folta, announced a new method to fight common diseases in fruit plants. Their discovery could drastically reduce the use of fungicides if widely implemented by growers. Unfortunately, their methods may never be put to use as a result of the unwarranted controversy surrounding crop biotechnology. Scientists continue to make agriculture safer and more sustainable with the tools of modern genetics, but activists have waged [...]

By , |2019-12-31T11:43:10-05:00January 3rd, 2020|Science|Comments Off on Science! GMO’s are not the problem, they’re the answer!

CO2 has its benefits

Most plants grow 1) much faster, 2) healthier, 3) stronger, 4) use water more efficiently, 5) grow much more efficiently in higher altitudes and drier locations, 6) handle heat better, 7) handle all types of stresses better, and 8) are often more pest resistant - with more C02 in the air.

By |2019-12-23T03:42:28-05:00December 22nd, 2019|General Information|Comments Off on CO2 has its benefits

Does one ten thousandth of the atmosphere control Earth’s thermostat?

Governments have poured billions of dollars into the coffers of academic institutions churning out predictions from useless equations. More than 100 climate models are financed by the United States government, none of which agree with each other. None have accurately predicted anything as to our climate over the past 30 years.

By |2019-11-05T13:33:27-05:00November 8th, 2019|Climate|Comments Off on Does one ten thousandth of the atmosphere control Earth’s thermostat?

The Green New Deal’s solar absurdity

Those who support the Green New Deal (GND) want what they claim to be the only real solution to the global warming problem which is solar power, and other so-called renewables to save our planet from the ravages of fossil fuel.

By |2019-10-25T21:24:15-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Energy|Comments Off on The Green New Deal’s solar absurdity