Showdown with Sir Richard Branson

                    Words flew as CFACT’s Craig Rucker and Sir Richard Branson squared off at the Rio+20 Earth Summit in Brazil. Surrounded by Greenpeace activists, Branson was leaving the Greenpeace press conference just as Rucker was entering for CFACT’s press event. Rucker seized the opportunity to confront the globe-trotting, fossil fuel-burning Branson about his unlikely position on global warming. “Sir, do you support the European carbon tax on your own planes going from the United States to Europe?” Rucker asked. Clearly surprised, Branson responded that he would prefer it be an “international tax, [...]

By |2012-09-19T23:50:49-05:00June 21st, 2012|CFACT TV, Rio+20 Blog|Comments Off on Showdown with Sir Richard Branson

Inhofe at CFACT press conference: Why isn’t Obama in Rio?

Planet Gore By Harry Graver June 20, 2012 6:30 P.M. Today marked the opening day of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, and in a press release and video, Senator James Inhofe (R., Okla.) blasted the conference’s “radical global-warming agenda,” as well as President Obama’s political maneuvering around the topic. “The bottom line is simple: President Obama is running for reelection and is too busy trying to tell American voters that he is the new fossil-fuels President and that he actually supports the development of oil, gas, and coal,” Inhofe said in the video. “I don’t think that message would sell [...]

By |2012-09-19T19:13:12-05:00June 20th, 2012|CFACT TV, Rio+20 Blog, Videos|Comments Off on Inhofe at CFACT press conference: Why isn’t Obama in Rio?

CFACT videos ICLEI’s founder doing his Glenn Beck impression

LIZ KLIMAS ‘Totally Weird’: Sustainability Org. Mocks Beck at Conference But Wants to Adopt His Tactics Newsflash: Glenn Beck is “totally weird,” or so one organization of local governments focused on sustainability says. But that criticism only goes so far: consider that the same group mocking beck, the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, actually thinks Beck is a good example for how to gain a following. The founder of ICLEI, Jeb Brugmann, was speaking to members over the weekend in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, at its World Congress 2012 meeting ahead of the United Nations sustainability summit — Rio+20 — that begins [...]

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Mission Rio picked up by National Review’s Planet Gore

Keep an eye on National Riview Online's "Planet Gore" for more updates from CFACT's Mission Rio. Planet Gore Twenty years after the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, environmentalists and U.N. bureaucrats are back in Brazil. After a decade of railing about gloubal-warming climate-change “tipping points” — which were always just around the corner, but never arrived — they have changed their tune once again. Now they say the “real threats” involve sustainable development, biodiversity, and widespread species extinction. In Rio, they are hosting the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development — seeking greater power to control national, state, community, and [...]

By |2012-06-20T08:11:26-05:00June 20th, 2012|CFACT TV, Rio+20 Blog|Comments Off on Mission Rio picked up by National Review’s Planet Gore