CFACT research and commentary published in major newspapers.

Mr. President, please read the handwriting on the wall!

The New York Times appears to have finally recognized that the feverish climate fervor behind these Green grab gambits is overheated. They reported on June 6 that, “The rise in the surface temperature of Earth has been markedly slower over the last 15 years than in the 20 years before that. And that lull in warming has occurred even as greenhouse gases have accumulated in the atmosphere at a record pace.”

By |2013-07-02T11:53:03-04:00July 2nd, 2013|CFACT Insights, Op-Ed Articles|1 Comment

Obama’s climate action plan: a millstone around America’s neck?

Current EPA regulations are already closing coal-fueled power plants at an alarming rate—which New Mexico Public Regulations Commissioner Pat Lyons calls “the real energy crisis that no one is talking about.... Progressive thought leaders Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhous state: “Energy poverty causes more harm to the poor than global warming” and cheap energy “makes the poor vastly less vulnerable to climate impacts.”

By |2013-07-01T20:07:59-04:00July 1st, 2013|Media, Op-Ed Articles|6 Comments

Are you killing the planet with a burger and a cuppa joe?

As Maurice Strong who spearheaded the 1991 Rio Earth Summit wrote in the U.N.’s Conference on Environmental Development (UNCED) report: “It is clear that current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle-class … involving high meat intake, consumption of large amounts of frozen and convenience foods, ownership of motor vehicles, small electric appliances, home and work place air- conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable .… A shift is necessary toward lifestyles less geared to environmental damaging consumption patterns.”

By |2013-10-17T09:29:17-04:00June 29th, 2013|CFACT Insights, Op-Ed Articles|5 Comments

Climate alarmism’s 10,000 commandments

Even the most die-hard alarmists have finally recognized that average global temperatures have hardly budged since 1997, even as atmospheric levels of plant-fertilizing CO2 climbed steadily. For many areas, the past winter was among the coldest in decades; the USA and Britain just recorded one their coldest springs on record; and satellite data show that Earth has actually cooled slightly since 2002.

By |2013-06-26T14:02:00-04:00June 24th, 2013|CFACT Insights, Op-Ed Articles|4 Comments

Unprincipled lack of precaution on wind turbines

The problem with regard to consistency get larger as we come to realize that whatever they support is permitted; whatever they oppose violates the Precautionary Principle. They support windmills; therefore there is no violation. They oppose fracking; therefore it violates the principle.... In the view of activists and regulators, regulations exist to delay, block or destroy things they oppose. The fact that regulatory actions may well cause prolonged energy deprivation, poverty, unemployment, disease, malnutrition or premature death is irrelevant to them.

By |2013-06-24T13:19:58-04:00June 21st, 2013|Op-Ed Articles|6 Comments

Will California finally choose greenbacks over Green ideology?

A recent study -- Powering California: The Monterey Shale & California’s Economic Future -- found that development of oil from the Monterey Shale using hydraulic fracturing and other recovery technologies could result in (a) the creation of 512,000 to 2.8 million new jobs; (b) personal income growth of $40.6 billion to $222.3 billion; (c) additional local and state government revenues from $4.5 billion to $24.6 billion, and (d) an increase in state GDP by 2.6% to 14.3% on a per-person basis.

By |2013-06-17T15:03:07-04:00June 17th, 2013|Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on Will California finally choose greenbacks over Green ideology?

The climate IS changing: it’s getting colder again!

European officialdom and media have more fully absorbed the implications of global cooling than their counterparts in the United States. Germany and England, where aggressive decarbonization schemes already have driven energy prices 40% to 70% higher, now consider reeling back their plans. In the U.S., global warming alarmists and some politicians dismiss the cooling as a minor pause in apocalyptic warming. The major media follow their cue and that of President Barack Obama, who recently claimed that the speed of global warming is accelerating faster than the science predicted. He might check with NOAA about the matter.

By |2013-06-16T12:11:06-04:00June 11th, 2013|Op-Ed Articles|12 Comments

Sierra Club: They’re coming to take our land!

The “century-old” Antiquities Act gives President Obama the authority to designate national monument status even if there’s no actual monument erected. A national monument designation makes the locale off limits to development. President Obama has used this “emergency” designation nine times—six times in the past year. The Sierra Club wants it used more.

By |2013-06-11T10:09:00-04:00June 11th, 2013|Op-Ed Articles|6 Comments

Will renewables lose their mandates?

[Monica's] electric bills run as high as $700 to $800 a month in the summer for a 1600 square foot home. “I work for the electric company,” she said. “Everything I have goes to pay my bill.” With her bills so high, Monica got behind. She’s been on a payment plan for three years and doesn’t see any hope of ever getting caught up.

By |2013-06-03T18:31:17-04:00June 3rd, 2013|Op-Ed Articles|2 Comments

“Greeny Lying Bastards” are in it for the money

“Greedy Lying Bastards producers spent nearly $2 million to complain about climate skeptic money, in yet another Big Green attack on anyone who disagrees with the climate fanatic industry which is, itself , a multi-billion-dollar enterprise that seeks to impose anti-energy policies in the name of preventing climate change.”

By |2013-04-23T16:29:38-04:00April 23rd, 2013|Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on “Greeny Lying Bastards” are in it for the money

Doubletalk, double standards are SOP for America’s ruling elites

Americans must no longer ignore false realities and double standards that threaten our health and prosperity.... The examples are legion. It’s fortunate that ruling elites have double standards, or they wouldn’t have any standards at all. Legislators and regulators would never tolerate such behavior in the private sector. Citizens should no longer tolerate it in our government.

By |2013-04-18T18:09:45-04:00April 18th, 2013|CFACT Insights, Op-Ed Articles|5 Comments

Rockefeller Foundation’s anti-oil crusade targets Keystone XL Pipeline

Canadian researcher Vivian Krause wrote, “A large part of Tides Canada’s funding comes from the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. These are The Big Five. They give away about US$1.2-billion every year.” In a chilling reminder, she concluded, “If these foundations decide to undermine a foreign industry, they probably can.”

By |2013-04-23T15:17:48-04:00April 18th, 2013|Op-Ed Articles|1 Comment

Grotesque greedy Green land grabs

“Green grabbing involves novel forms of valuation, commodification and markets for pieces and aspects of nature, and an extraordinary new range of actors and alliances. Pension funds and venture capitalists, commodity traders and consultants, GIS service providers and business entrepreneurs, eco-tourism companies and the military, Green activists and anxious consumers, among others, find once unlikely common interests.”

By |2013-04-11T23:14:58-04:00April 11th, 2013|Op-Ed Articles|11 Comments