NOAA lets politics corrupt its science

CFACT policy advisor Larry Bell reveals the depths to which top bureaucrats at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) fudged data so they could falsely report that carbon dioxide emissions were causing massive acidification of the Earth's oceans and that ocean temperatures had warmed twice as much as honest data showed.

By |2017-11-14T09:46:28+00:00November 14th, 2017|CFACT Insights, Climate|Comments Off on NOAA lets politics corrupt its science

Agitators, regulators, and predators on the prowl

CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen reports on the legal and political war against glyphosate -- a pesticide claimed to be a "possible" carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer despite repeated peer-reviewed studies showing the opposite is true. The IARC finding was exposed as fraudulent by two Reuters reporters, for ignoring contrary evidence, manufacturing evidence, and suppressing access to their "research."

By |2017-10-30T10:45:40+00:00October 30th, 2017|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Agitators, regulators, and predators on the prowl

What natural disasters should teach us

Ugandan author Steven Lyazi scoffs at the chiding and covert racism of wealthy environmental advocates who live in luxury but demand a lower quality lifestyle for Africans. He points the finger at the Club of Rome for banning DDT once they realized that Africans not dying from malaria and other diseases would live longer and have more children. His words echo the toothless declarations that sustainable development restrictions should not apply to the very poor.

By |2017-09-29T12:47:45+00:00September 29th, 2017|Guest Insights|Comments Off on What natural disasters should teach us

Hurricane illusions – and realities

CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen rebuts arguments from alarmists that recent hurricanes are evidences of the damages of global warming. Indeed, Driessen shows how the use of fossil fuels has dramatically reduced the cost in human life from hurricanes and other severe weather events.

By |2017-09-23T07:46:21+00:00September 22nd, 2017|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Hurricane illusions – and realities

Climate alarmists exploiting hurricanes are misguided

CFACT policy advisor Larry Bell refutes the claims of alarmist activists that hurricanes Harvey and Irma were "enhanced" as a result of climate change -- and shows that the same alarmists had made the same statements in prior years regarding prior hurricanes -- and then there was a 12-year lull.

By |2017-09-18T19:36:59+00:00September 18th, 2017|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Climate alarmists exploiting hurricanes are misguided

Finally, some common-sense Western fire policies

CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen reports on positive changes in forest management at two federal agencies -- Interior under Ron Zinke and Agriculture under Sonny Perdue. New policies will go a long way at reducing deaths of humans, animals, and plants from forest fires, and dramatically lower the costs of forest management while increasing the amount of forest land available for recreation and harvesting. As Driessen says, cleaning out dead, diseased, burned, overgrown trees would bring countless benefits -- and make our forests healthy again.

By |2017-09-18T08:31:45+00:00September 17th, 2017|CFACT Insights|3 Comments

Transparency critical to getting science, regulations right

CFACT science and policy advisor H. Sterling Burnett of the Heartland Institute reports that the EPA (and other federal agencies) skew the real cost-benefit numbers in promoting massive regulations. One example: While the Obama Clean Power Plan might have saved 21,000 lives (as the EPA claimed), the rules would also also resulted in from 102,500 to 164,000 early deaths. The HONEST Act hopes to correct these discrepancies.

By |2017-08-26T15:23:37+00:00August 26th, 2017|Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on Transparency critical to getting science, regulations right

Proposal for a most inconvenient movie on climate

CFACT policy analyst Larry Bell rehashes the Enron scandal and the linkage between chief climate alarmist Al Gore, Gore's fellow traveler Tim Wirth, and the late Ken Lay of Enron ... all of whom lost big when the U.S. Senate refused by a 95-0 vote to ratify the Kyoto Protocol. Despite the Enron failure, Gore managed to fearmonger his way into multiple millions for his own mammoth houses.

By |2017-08-07T11:09:34+00:00August 7th, 2017|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Proposal for a most inconvenient movie on climate

Shameless fear-mongering – versus reality

CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen champions a new book, for which he provided one essay, entitles, "Climate Change: The Facts 2017," which covers climate changes through the ages and reveals the devious tricks that alarmist "researchers" have used to modify and "homogenize" actual temperature data to fit their alarmist computer models. Driessen then points out the tremendous human cost of these foolish, people-killing policies that are insisted upon by the radical greens and are sadly being adopted in all too many places.

By |2017-08-07T10:50:04+00:00August 7th, 2017|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Shameless fear-mongering – versus reality

Antarctic ice breakaway further overheats climate hysteria

Despite the hysteria created by the break-off of a sizable section (12%) of the West Antartica ice sheet,, the fact remains that overall Antarctic ice has been increasing in recent years. A newly discovered rift valley deep under the ice sheet, together with the presence of active subsurface volcanoes, may account for the massive iceberg, but glaciologist Dr. Kelly Brunt assserts that the potential effects of even an entire collapse would be "nothing to lose sleep over."

By |2017-07-25T17:15:21+00:00July 24th, 2017|CFACT Insights|1 Comment
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