Carbon Dioxide: The Gas of Life

In this special report, CFACT senior policy advisor Paul Driessen examines carbon dioxide and its many benefits. While global warming alarmists rail against it, carbon dioxide is actually the "gas of life," without which life on earth would perish.

By |2013-09-04T16:07:56-04:00August 19th, 2013|Reports|4 Comments

If it Aint Broken – Don’t Fix it

by Einar Du Rietz A screwdriver often comes in handy. But not as a soup ingredient. Black pepper is essential in any cooking. But don’t try repairing your bike with it. Calculation of GDP is, not only among laymen like myself, but also among skilled economists, regarded as a tricky tool indeed. Still, it’ very useful, also for the general public, in trying to grasp all sorts of economic facts and development. Since the mid 90’s, scientists, but predominantly politicians, have been playing with the concept of a Green GDP, expanding the data to include environmental costs. This process is now [...]

By |2011-08-11T19:55:47-04:00August 11th, 2011|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on If it Aint Broken – Don’t Fix it

Shaken Consensus

by Einar Du Rietz Interesting to notice how the big-whigs get nervous, as soon as someone else on the top dares to question the holy Global Warming religion. Recent weeks have seen uproar in the European Parliament as British, conservative members openly have defied the “green” promises from London. Recently, Commissioner Janusz Lewandowsky caused even more havoc, when questioning the entire ideology and scientific basis behind the scare. Euractiv reports and provides links, with the rather unexpected help from Greenpeace, who provided a translation. […]

By |2012-09-19T12:13:53-04:00June 25th, 2011|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Shaken Consensus

OK, It’s Just a Test

by Einar Du Rietz Sometimes I feel that most forms of climate hysteria are, if not religious, at least more a matter of some personal gratification found in strange life styles. This morning I read another interview in with a girl who ventured to move in together with her family in a form of carbon neutral or “climate smart” house and adjust her life for a lengthy period to cut carbon dioxide emissions (or “foot prints”, as it’s sometimes called), and be environmentally friendly in general. I presume there are a lot of strange experiments like this going on [...]

By |2011-03-05T19:46:41-04:00March 5th, 2011|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on OK, It’s Just a Test

Ernst Georg Beck died this week after a long battle with IPCC

My friend Ernst Georg Beck died this week after a long battle with cancer. Ernst Beck was a biology teacher at the Merian technical grammar school in Freiburg and co-founder of the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE) in Jena. He was a teacher of the old school, whom nobody could lead up the garden path. If a statement of politicians did not fit into its solid scientific conception of the world, he examined it by intensive study of international technical literature and, if possible, by own experiments. His website is still a treasure trove for everybody, who prepares [...]

By |2012-09-19T12:13:56-04:00September 24th, 2010|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Ernst Georg Beck died this week after a long battle with IPCC

Is CO2 Really a Problem?

By Edgar L. Gärtner, Frankfurt After the APEC meeting in Singapore there is nearly nobody left on earth who believes that world leaders will sooner or later find a compromise on massive CO2 reductions. Not everybody regrets this. There are scientists casting serious doubts on the IPCC’s assertion that humankind is facing unprecedented levels of CO2 in the atmosphere. The IPCC’s warning is based on continuous photoaccoustic CO2 measurements on Hawaiian volcano Mauna Loa since 1958. Since then the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere has risen one year after another.  Al Gore ‘s famous PowerPoint presentation uses the Mauna Loa curve [...]

By |2012-10-23T09:12:31-04:00November 16th, 2009|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Is CO2 Really a Problem?