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Climate Change
December 8, 2021
Europe's 'Green Energy' Crisis is Real and Spectacular Podcast
“Green energy” mandates have pushed Europe into a full-blown energy crisis.
Climate Change
November 24, 2021
Plastics Benefit Humans and the Environment (Guest: Chris DeArmitt, Ph.D.) Podcast
Chemist and materials scientist Chris DeArmitt's book “The Plastics Paradox” shows that plastics are better than the alternatives for both human health and the environment. Other material use more energy and produce more waste.
Climate Change
November 18, 2021
Crony Capitalists Take Over Michigan’s Energy Production (Guest: Jason Hayes) Podcast
Ignoring what is good for Michiganders, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is colluding with crony capitalists to force ever greater amounts of intermittent, expensive energy on the electric grid while restricting the use of fossil fuels.

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June 19, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Contrary to claims made by numerous climate researchers, Dr. Peter Ward says it is physically impossible for greenhouse gas emissions to be causing the recent warming.
June 13, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
The New York Times critique of the Trump administration's efforts to improve the science used by government agencies to make public policy was way off base. Trump's actions uphold the scientific method and should improve public policy.
June 12, 2019
By Anthony Watts
Bob Tisdale, author of “Extremes and Averages in Contiguous U.S. Climate: Graphs of 100 Years of NOAA Contiguous U.S. Climate Data” joins Anthony Watts to discuss how the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a political body, not a scientific one.
May 21, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Benny Peiser, director of the UK's Global Warming Policy Forum, says climate researchers are acting like autocrats, suppressing dissent and enforcing majoritarian conformity to the detriment of science and sound policy.
May 13, 2019
By Anthony Watts
Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. joins the show to discuss the surface temperature record, the upcoming IPCC report, and climate science moving forward.
May 6, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
By bombarding the Earth with cosmic rays and being a driving force behind cloud formations, the sun plays a much larger role on climate than “consensus scientists” care to admit.
April 29, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
If implemented, the wide-ranging Green New Deal could cost more than $93 trillion dollars, four times more than the United States GDP in 2017.
April 22, 2019
By Anthony Watts
Peter Ridd, a marine geophysicist, was terminated after rejecting research linking Great Barrier Reef changes to human action. Peter joins the show to share his side of the story.
April 16, 2019
By Anthony Watts, Jim Lakely
Anthony Watts joins the podcast for the first time as a Senior Fellow for Environment and Climate at The Heartland Institute.
April 11, 2019
By Patrick Moore, Jim Lakely
Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace, explains why Golden Rice can save lives and why Greenpeace (wrongly) opposes it.
April 8, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
States chemical regulations are threatening peoples health, by restricting access to certain valuable chemicals based on unscientific risk assessments.
March 25, 2019
By Bill Peacock, H. Sterling Burnett
Texas provides billions of dollars in subsidies to uncompetitive wind and solar power companies, robbing taxpayers and damaging the reliability of the electric power grid.
March 15, 2019
By Jim Lakely, Patrick Moore
Dr. Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace, called Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a pompous little twit on Twitter. Dr. Moore joins the show to discuss why he said this.
March 14, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett, Paul Driessen
With trillions of dollars and our entire constitutional republic at stake, President Trump is right. Now is the time to objectively review what we know about climate change and Will Happer can get to the bottom of it.
March 5, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett, Angela Logomasini
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Integrated Risk Information System produces unwarranted health scares and harmful regulations through the use of flawed research.
February 5, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett, Steve Goreham
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's claim that the world will end in 12 years if we don't end fossil fuel use is just one more in a long line of flawed and falsified claims meant to expand governmental powers.
January 29, 2019
By Daren Bakst, H. Sterling Burnett
U.S. farm policy is shaped by myths about saving the family farm when, in fact, most subsidies go to the largest farms and wealthiest farmers. The Farm Bill provides welfare for the well-to-do and the Republican Congress just made it worse.
January 28, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Professional portfolio managers adopting sustainability criteria as a guide investing their clients’ money threatens to reduce returns and increase risks, often violating the managers fiduciary responsibility.
January 14, 2019
By Justin Haskins, H. Sterling Burnett
Justin Haskins, executive editor at The Heartland Institute, says the Green New Deal proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, increasingly embraced by leaders in the Democratic Party, is a dangerous foothold of socialism.
January 3, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett, Ann Bridges
Technology Entrepreneur and Author Ann Bridges explains why the United States needs to begin mining minerals critical to modern electronics, energy systems, and defense products to end our dependence on China.
December 12, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett, Jim Lakely, James Taylor
The Heartland Institute’s contingent to the COP-24, the United Nations’ latest global warming conference, report on what they saw and accomplished in Poland.
November 28, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett, Jay Lehr
The Trump administration is changing the way it regulation radiation exposure and upgrades to industrial facilities in recognition of new scientific finding concerning the health and environmental impacts of regulations.
November 13, 2018
By Jim Lakely, H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Sanity prevailed over dogmatic climate alarmism in the 2018 midterm elections as key ballot measures failed in numerous states.
November 7, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Angela Erickson exposes the fact wind energy companies have have received more than $19 billion in subsidies through the single program of the Production Tax Credit over the past decade, and billions more through other programs.
October 31, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Eric Eisenhammer discusses the harms that would result if voters approve California billionaire Tom Steyer's ballot initiative increasing the renewable power Nevadans must use to 50 percent by 2030.
October 25, 2018
By Roger Bezdek, H. Sterling Burnett
Roger Bezdek discusses the myth of manmade climate change and NIPCC's new report on the benefits of fossil fuels.
October 16, 2018
By James Taylor, H. Sterling Burnett
The bi-partisan Congressional Climate Solutions Caucus is promoting dangerous energy policies that would replace affordable, reliable fossil fuels with expensive, unreliable wind and solar power.
October 11, 2018
By Myron Ebell
On this special AFEC recap podcast, the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Myron Ebell discusses the REINS Act and the need to roll back on regulations.
October 1, 2018
By Steve Goreham, H. Sterling Burnett
New York's Climate Change Week was overflowing with liberal political elites, activists, and celebrities touting the need for socialism to combat climate change. Yet after 30 years, the public still rejects the message.
September 19, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
California Gov. Jerry Brown's Global Climate Action Summit was overflowing with liberal political elites, activists, and celebrities touting the need for socialism to combat climate change -- all it was missing was any science to make their case.
September 17, 2018
By Steven Milloy, H. Sterling Burnett
Under President Donald Trump, EPA has begun a concerted effort to end corruption and bring transparency to the science used by the agency to underpin regulations.
September 12, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Arizona State Rep. Mark Finchem describes why closing the coal-fired Navajo Generating Plant would cause problems for three states' power grids and why it is a bad idea to mandate 50 percent renewable energy.
September 5, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Idaho State Rep. Judy Boyle (R-Midvale) says federal laws and regulations, including the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, hamper effective land and species management and result in harm to wildlife, forests, and people.
August 30, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Todd Kendall, Executive Vice President of Compass Lexicon, shows that cities and states that divest their pension funds from fossil fuel holdings will cost their retirees billions of dollars while doing nothing to protect the environment.
August 28, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry says fossil fuels have been a boon for humankind, a blessing to the U.S. economy, and a benefit to the environment.
August 14, 2018
By Joseph Bast, H. Sterling Burnett
Heartland Institute Co-Founder Joe Bast explores the significant changes in climate, energy, and environmental policies that have occurred since President Donald Trump took office.
August 9, 2018
Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Land and Minerals Management Joe Balash gave a passionate and hopeful speech at AFEC 2018 on the strategy the Department is using to establish American energy dominance across the world.
August 7, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Marlo Lewis, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, says that federal fuel economy standards have stolen choice from consumers and heightened safety risks.
July 31, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
R.J. Smith, the godfather of free market environmentalism, argues the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposed reforms to the Endangered Species Act are modest and don't go nearly far enough to truly protect species.
July 17, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
The city of Pearland Texas is suing a 30-year-old landfill after foolishly allowing a high-end housing development site to be built near the dump.