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Opinion/Editorial Climate Change Energy Environment
August 19, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of August 12, 2019
August 16, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #332
August 15, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Many of my friends have long referred to environmentalists as “watermelons” — green on the outside, red on the inside.
August 15, 2019
By Anthony Watts
The media are abuzz over the first icy "casualty" of climate change: a small glacier in Iceland named Okjökull, also known as "OK."
August 15, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
For more than 20 years I’ve watched media outlets fail to accurately portray the debate surrounding climate change. Unfortunately, things are getting worse.
August 13, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Politicians everywhere should have to take a version of the Hippocratic Oath, swearing the laws they enact to solve problems won’t make the situation worse.
August 13, 2019
By Jim Lakely
NOTE: This article about 'skeptic' climate scientist Nir Shaviv was published and then quickly pulled from Forbes.com. We publish it here to save the trouble of using the Wayback Machine to read it. The Internet is Forever.
August 12, 2019
By Richard Ebeling
Social and economic crises, real and imagined, often seem to bring out the most wrongheaded thinking in matters of government policy.
August 12, 2019
By Steve Goreham
Modern transportation is amazing. Each day, millions of people fly, drive, or are transported across our world for business, pleasure or to see distant family members.
August 12, 2019
By Paul Driessen
FDA must no longer let organic food growers, manufacturers and sellers get away with lies.
August 5, 2019
By James Taylor
Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee’s recently announced climate plan would come at a very steep price, putting the average U.S. household on the hook for $75,000 over the next 10 years.
August 5, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
President Trump vowed to increase transparency concerning how federal agencies operate and impose rules.
August 5, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #331
August 5, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of July 29, 2019
July 29, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of July 22, 2019
July 24, 2019
By Steve Goreham
The belief that changing light bulbs, driving electric cars, and erecting wind turbines can improve human health is as medieval as the belief that bloodletting can cure disease.
July 24, 2019
By Greg E. Walcher
Gustave Aimard famously wrote that “There is something more powerful than the brute force of bayonets: it is the idea whose time has come.”
July 22, 2019
By Paul Driessen
House legislation to ban neonicotinoids in wildlife refuges would hurt bees and wildlife.
July 19, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #330
July 17, 2019
By Alan Carlin
Climate science is not well developed but is quite clear on some matters despite the continued attempts by climate alarmists to obfuscate it.
July 15, 2019
By Paul Driessen and Ned Mamula
Congressional bills would end US mining and leave USA dependent on foreign critical materials.
July 15, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Ending the use of fossil fuels, and giving ever larger government increasing power over peoples’ lives will not stop seas from rising, but instead will only serve to make the world’s people poorer and less free.
July 12, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #329
July 12, 2019
By Alan Carlin
Climate alarmism is probably the most insidious, largest, and most dangerous scam ever perpetrated on the American public and most of the developed world.
July 9, 2019
By Gregory Wrightstone
Last week, the New York City Council approved a resolution declaring a climate emergency that it hopes will mobilize efforts to forestall the devastation of purported global warming from greenhouse gas emissions.  
July 3, 2019
By Anthony Watts
A new study from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) says by 2100 melting ice sheets will create up to 7.5 feet of sea-level rise (SLR), inundating many coastal communities.
July 3, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett, Merrill Matthews
In an effort to improve the science used by regulatory agencies, the Trump administration has made, and is still making, adjustments in the way the EPA works.
July 2, 2019
By Paul Driessen
For bee alarmists, Groundhog Day comes in June
July 1, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of July 24, 2019
June 28, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #328
June 28, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
In a small victory (for sanity) in the ongoing climate wars, Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney (D-Salem) admitted defeat in his and Gov. Kate Brown’s attempt to force unwilling Republicans to vote on a controversial cap-and-trade bill.
June 26, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Some readers of a recent article published by WebMD titled “Will Climate Change Cause Food Sources to Dwindle?” might be fooled into thinking the author intends to carefully weigh the evidence about this important topic.
June 26, 2019
By James Taylor
The 2019 maple syrup harvest brought another opportunity for global-warming alarmists to gin up a fictitious climate scare.
June 26, 2019
By Alan Carlin
The basic position of the climate “environmentalists” (CEs) on energy has long been that CO2 emissions should be drastically reduced (which, they claim, would reduce global temperatures).
June 25, 2019
By Gordon J. Fulks
HB2020 has all sorts of very negative consequences for this state and absolutely no climate benefits at all. Oregon is simply too small to make any difference.
June 21, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #327
June 20, 2019
By Paul Driessen
Gavin Schmidt’s spat with Steve Koonin underscores why we need to debate climate change.
June 20, 2019
By Art Carden
The Green New Deal (GND) has been costed at almost $100 trillion by very knowledgeable experts, or about half of total gross national product over the ten years involved.
June 20, 2019
By Edmund Contoski
Despite all the scare stories about global warming, we are actually in an Ice Age.
June 17, 2019
By Paul Driessen
Tallying its huge impacts on our energy, industries, living standards and personal freedoms.