Rio wrapup: People matter (but not to the UN?)

The Rio+20 World Environmental Conference has come and gone. The “Plus 20” comes from the fact that it took place twenty years after the first such conference, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. Between these dates, I was a delegate at the 2002 world environment conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ever since 1992 I have watched the eco-evolution taking place. There is a good side and a bad side. The good side is that general world environmental awareness has been enhanced. That is definitely good. But there is still so much to be done, especially in poor countries where [...]

By |2012-09-16T22:32:15-04:00June 29th, 2012|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Rio wrapup: People matter (but not to the UN?)

Deep Green Resistance: Occupy (and more) till civilization falls

By Duggan Flanakin (reviewer)The central theme of Deep Green Resistance, written by Aric McBay, Lierre Keith, and Derrick Jensen (author of Endgame), is simple. To save the planet, its wildlife and some of its people, the enlightened few must rise up in resistance – not to reform, but rather to totally tear down the corporate capitalist economic system, and even civilization itself as we know it.   Jensen presents his thesis in the book's preface. "The dominant culture – civilization – is killing the planet, and it is long past time for those of us who care about life on earth to [...]

By |2012-09-16T22:32:44-04:00December 27th, 2011|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Deep Green Resistance: Occupy (and more) till civilization falls

Dog lovers and baby killers

By Cyril BoynesA couple months ago, when its dog-sledding business lost customers, a Canadian company had a hundred of its dogs killed. The incident “shocked” and “angered” people. The employee who shot the dogs said he suffered “post traumatic stress” from killing them and wants compensation.Animal activists used the incident in campaigns against dog sled rides. “I don’t think society is willing to accept that animals should be killed just because they are surplus or don’t suit the purpose they were born for,” said one. “The magnitude of this atrocity is so shocking – our heads are reeling,” another said.Huskies are [...]

By |2011-04-12T00:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2011|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Dog lovers and baby killers

Driving US families into fuel poverty

By Niger Innis, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez and Amy FrederickThe Obama Administration still hasn't gotten the message voters sent Washington on November 2.The lame duck session and 111th Congress finally ended, without the White House getting key items on its wish list. So now, the Environmental Protection Agency and Interior Department intend to impose costly, job-killing, economy-strangling new rules for power plants and refineries, and implement more land-grabs that will lock up additional millions of acres and more billions of dollars of American energy.Their goal is to end the hydrocarbon and nuclear era in America, and force us to convert to “renewable” [...]

By |2011-01-07T11:43:07-04:00January 7th, 2011|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Driving US families into fuel poverty

None dare call it fraud

Imagine the reaction if investment companies provided only rosy stock and economic data to prospective investors; manufacturers withheld chemical spill statistics from government regulators; or medical device and pharmaceutical companies doctored data on patients injured by their products. Media frenzies, congressional hearings, regulatory investigations, fines and jail sentences would come faster than you can say Henry Waxman. If those same standards were applied to global warming alarmists, many of them would be fined, dismissed and imprisoned, sanity might prevail, and the House-Senate cap-and-tax freight train would come to a screeching halt. Fortunately for alarmists, corporate standards do not apply – even [...]

By |2012-10-23T09:12:31-04:00October 20th, 2009|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on None dare call it fraud

Reaffirming the cornerstone of freedom

Freedom 21, of which CFACT was a co-founding organization, is a coalition of groups that came together, quite literally, in the waning days of the last century, to build a domestic and international movement that could promote freedom as the guiding principle for the 21st Century and beyond.

By |2013-10-17T09:58:38-04:00August 1st, 2004|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Reaffirming the cornerstone of freedom

Defending the bounties of modern farming

If someone were to ask you to rattle off some of the not-so-pleasant thoughts that occupy your mind day to day, nagging back pain, getting the kids to soccer practice on time, your old clunker about to go kaput, or your baseball team being fifteen games back at the All-Star break might be some of the things you would mention. But whether or not there'll be enough food to buy tomorrow -- well, that's hardly something over which you or anyone you know probably loses any sleep.

By |2013-10-17T10:11:10-04:00July 1st, 1996|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Defending the bounties of modern farming

U.N.’s habitat agenda congested with big-city hype

     "...There are no end of horrifying statistics abouturbanization of humanity...[The Habitat II conference] may now haveto consider the city as a leftover from the Age of Mall, adestination not envisioned as a haven for hope but as a safer placeto share hopelessness."     - Richard F. Shepard, environmental writer       The Earth Times      "When I look into a faceless crowd, a swirling mass of greyand black and white, they don't look real to me -- in fact, I thinkthey look so strange."     - Lyrics from the Rolling Stones       "Salt of the Earth"      Cities.  Hideous blemishes on the natural landscape. Perpetually [...]

By |1996-05-01T00:00:00-04:00May 1st, 1996|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on U.N.’s habitat agenda congested with big-city hype