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 |2017-08-26T15:23:37-04:00August 26th, 2017|Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on Transparency critical to getting science, regulations right

Researcher: EPA clean air rule based on fabricated data

One of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) longest and most successful air pollution standards is based on a taxpayer-funded study plagued by “data fabrication and falsification,” according to a veteran toxicologist.

By |2017-08-08T19:45:55-04:00August 8th, 2017|Environment|Comments Off on Researcher: EPA clean air rule based on fabricated data

Science, engineering, and leadership

West Virginia University professor James E. Smith argues that, without a basic understanding of the scientific process that has been so successful and useful in getting us to this point in our collective histories, we can hardly expect to see a better future if similar men and women are not at the helm. Maybe a little less pandering and a lot more proper decision-making based on scientific facts will make the governance process more attractive to professionals for whom a future legacy of successful advancements is a valued outcome – and thus better for our future.

By |2017-06-07T13:50:13-04:00June 7th, 2017|Guest Insights|Comments Off on Science, engineering, and leadership

Reality-based climate forecasting

CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen demonstrates how the inappropriate, politicized fixation on so-called "climate science" is not even science since it is an opinion demanding a positive conclusion and how this is both teaching bad research habits but also starving much-needed research that can yield valuable results.

By |2017-01-08T11:14:42-04:00January 8th, 2017|CFACT Insights|23 Comments

Three facts prove climate alarm is a scam

1988 was a barn-burner year for climate alarmists. Then-Sen. Al Gore’s steamy congressional hearing trumpeted a planet on fire, and the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was created to produce pseudo-scientific evidence blaming it on unfair capitalist industrial prosperity-spawned CO2 emissions. Canadian Environment Minister Christine Stewart explained the real cause for urgency. She told editors and reporters of the Calgary Herald, “No matter if the science of global warming is all phony . . . climate change [provides] the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.” Stewart was wrong. Consequences of that phony science upon [...]

By |2016-05-31T14:11:48-04:00May 31st, 2016|CFACT Insights|52 Comments