If only President Obama and his merry band of "transformers" really were comic book characters, they could not be wreaking real havoc on politics, science, energy policy and the economy.
Stanford University has just published a new study on organic foods—reporting that its physicians and nutritionists found no evidence that organic foods are more nutritious.
Seven score and nine years ago, President Lincoln resolved to take increased devotion to ensuring that government of the people, by the people and for the people shall not perish from the Earth. Yet, today, our lives are determined not so much by We the People, as by a distant central government, particularly increasingly powerful, unelected and unaccountable Executive Branch agencies. Foremost among them, by almost any standard, is the Environmental Protection Agency. Under Administrator Lisa Jackson, the Gettysburg vision has mutated into government of, by and for the EPA. Indeed, Ms. Jackson seeks not merely to regulate, but to legislate; [...]
The real casualties of the Environmental Protection Agency’s relentless war against fossil energy use, and coal in particular, will be businesses, jobs and household energy budgets, with few if any, health benefits. Thankfully, an encouraging series of court decisions challenging EPA’s blatant overreaches are coming to the rescue. A. As a recent example, on August 21, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down the signature “Cross-State Air Pollution Rule” EPA enacted a year ago that was supposed to reduce air pollution emitted in one state and carried to another. The rule would have enabled the Obama administration’s [...]
It is amazing how biased the international media is when it comes to reporting on energy generation, specifically electricity. In mid-August, Germany opened a new 2200MW coal-fired power station near Cologne, and virtually not a word has been said about it. This dearth of reporting is even more surprising when one considers that Germany has said building new coal plants is necessary because electricity produced by wind and solar has turned out to be unaffordably expensive and unreliable. In a deteriorating economic situation, Germany's new environment minister, Peter Altmaier, who is as politically close to Chancellor Angela Merkel as it gets, [...]
A small sample of the propaganda imagery of the Rio+20 summit
The Rio+20 version of "sustainable development" would devastate the world's poor. CFACT rebuked the UN, environmental groups, and Rio+20 delegates for attempting to force their dreadful version of the future on the world. Highlights include Senator James Inhofe addressing the Earth Summit via video; Lord Christopher Monckton explaining that sustainable development is about the radical left's wishlist not the environment; Climate Depot's Marc Morano arguing that sustainable development should be redefined as coal, oil and natural gas; journalist Magnus Gudmundsson's presentation about Greenpeace propaganda; and CFACT President David Rothbard defending political and economic freedom as the only true path towards all [...]
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, [...]
Green guru James Lovelock was right. He warned last week that “the green religion is now taking over from the Christian religion.” Now at the U.N. Earth Summit, even the image of Christ has been made a forcible convert to the eco-faith, as the city of Rio is bathing the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer (Christo Redentor) in green light.
The International Council on Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) is calling for economic "contraction" in America and the rest of the developed world. Their "World Congress" conference in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, however, is a lavish affair replete with rich food, champagne and opulence. The blatant hypocrisy is stunning.
The future we dread: Marked-up draft of UN Rio+20 agenda reveals shocking “sustainability” wish list
Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 CONTACT: Russell Cook, 1-602-753-9141, [email protected] The future we dread Marked-up draft of UN Rio+20 agenda reveals shocking “sustainability” wish list. An American family of four could owe the UN $1,325 per year. The United Nations plans to make its Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference “the most significant environmental conference in history.” A draft planning and agenda document, “The Future We Want,” marked-up by myriad ultra-liberal NGOs, provides an unvarnished look at what lurks behind Rio+20. “Americans, their free world partners and people in developing nations who hope to lift themselves [...]
C F A C T Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 8, 2012 CONTACT: Russell Cook 602-753-9141 [email protected] What's not to like about sustainable development? For starters, UN Rio+20 Conference threatens people, prosperity, and nature too. CFACT will be there: exposing, debunking and offering constructive solutions. Rio+20 is the next, huge, misguided, harmful Green push. Radical environmentalists hope the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development can carry on where climate change left off (after the public saw through the propaganda). It is the same agenda, the same exaggerated crises and cataclysms, the same anti-hydrocarbon, anti-development [...]
Earlier today, CFACT's skydiving team parachuted past COP17 onto Amanzimtoti beach. The divers trailed smoke and banners proclaiming "Climategate 2.0, Science Not Settled" and "No New Treaty." Multiple media outlets showed up to record the event, including the AP, BBC, and South Africa's national news network. It was a huge success! Climategate 2.0 can not be ignored! The second batch of emails from scientists working on the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change contain shocking revelations which show an insular cadre of climate scientists coordinating efforts to place advocacy ahead of science, stifle dissent, and conceal information which detracts from a [...]