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Sen. Jim Inhofe addresses The Heartland Institute/CFACT/CEI at COP-21
December 7, 2015
Sen. Jim Inhofe, (R-OK) recorded an address to the Day of Examining the Data conference at COP-21 in Paris. The conference was co-sponsored by The Heartland Institute, CFACT, and CEI and held on December 7, 2015.

November 18, 2016
Video of Heartland Institute Science Director Jay Lehr at the AM 560 Freedom Summit in suburban Chicago on October 29, 2016. Lehr's thesis: There is not now, nor has there ever been, any scientific evidence proving mankind has affected the climate on a global scale. Our media and “scientific community” tell us otherwise. But here’s the truth: The hypothesis of man-caused global warming is based almost entirely on computer modeling that are, quite simply, a bad scientific joke. However, that has not stopped politicians from pouring hundreds of millions in taxpayer-funded grants to unethical scientists to keep the scam going. The result is continued impoverishment of the poor, a declining standard of living for the middle class, and greater empowerment of the ruling class.
September 7, 2016
America has become a leader in energy production despite President Barack Obama’s efforts to discourage the use of traditional energy sources, such as coal, natural gas, and oil. This panel discusses the rise of hydraulic fracturing, demise of renewable power mandates, and other pro-environment, pro-energy, and pro-jobs solutions. Speaking on this panel are Texas Public Policy Foundation Director of the Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environment Kathleen Hartnett-White, Heartland Institute Research Fellow Isaac Orr, and Kansas State Rep. Dennis Hedke (R-Butler County).
July 26, 2016
Emily Zanotti, Jon Henke, and Lachlan Markay speak at a CPAC 2016 panel sponsored by The Heartland Institute titled "Darker Money: How Leftist Billionaires Have Built a Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy" on Thursday, March 3, 2016.
May 17, 2016
If you noticed the fall in price of gasoline earlier this year, you should also be excited about hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking. Fracking has allowed us to produce large quantities of oil and natural gas, which increases their supply and lowers their prices. In his fifth video in The Heartland Institute’s Fracking Facts series, titled “Fracking and Global Warming,” Isaac Orr explains what fracking is and the role it plays in the debate over global warming, a.k.a. “climate change.” According to Orr, environmentalists are wrong to say fracking contributes to climate change since it is largely responsible for the transition taking place in the U.S. from relying on coal to generate electricity to relying on natural gas instead. Fracking is saving consumers billions of dollars a year while also benefiting the environment. To learn more about The Heartland Institute, visit us at To learn more about fracking, visit
May 12, 2016
Together let’s rethink environmental objectives, align incentives with goals, and affirm the notion that human beings are an integral part of the natural order. In 1934, former U.S. Forest Service official Aldo Leopold, godfather of the modern environmental movement, wrote that “restrictive laws” had “largely failed” in their mission to conserve America’s forests, rivers, and other natural resources. Less than 40 years later, however, as various events pushed environmental concerns into the public spotlight, lawmakers from both parties championed legislation far more sweeping and restrictive than any Leopold had witnessed. How well did these “restrictive laws” work to right environmental wrongs? Why did so many miss the mark? And how should we go about improving our policies?
March 16, 2016
The lecture by Dr. Fred Goldberg presents some basic facts concerning CO2 and its properties, discusses the residence time in the atmosphere of human emissions, and why it has no measurable effect on the climate. The lecture also explains the 30% increase of CO2 during the last century, why it is not human-caused, what is causing the climate changes, and what the climate will be in the future.
March 10, 2016
“Probably the most widely repeated claim in the debate over global warming is that ‘97% of scientists agree’ that climate change is man-made and dangerous,” the authors write. “This claim is not only false, but its presence in the debate is an insult to science.” With these words, the authors begin a detailed analysis of one of the most controversial topics of the day. The authors make a compelling case against claims of a scientific consensus. The purported proof of such a consensus consists of sloppy research by nonscientists, college students, and a highly partisan Australian blogger. Surveys of climate scientists, even those heavily biased in favor of climate alarmism, find extensive disagreement on the underlying science and doubts about its reliability.
January 21, 2016
The first panel discusses what states can do to push back against the overreach of the Environmental Protection Agency, along with such topics as renewable power mandates, EPA’s Clean Power Plan, and hydraulic fracturing. Speaking on this panel are Georgia Public Policy Foundation's Vice President Benita Dodd; Heartland Institute Research Fellow Bette Grande; North Carolina State Representative Mike Hager (R-Rutherford); and Director of Science and Technology at Energy and Environment Legal Institute Tom Tanton
December 17, 2015
The Heartland Institute's James Taylor, Jim Lakely, and Keely Drukala live-streamed a special briefing of how we rained on the global warming alarmists’ parade in Paris on December 16, 2015. We made sure sound science, real economics, and common sense were heard with the world watching at COP-21. Given the presence of 40,000 environmentalists, politicians, bureaucrats, and professional protesters, that wasn’t easy! Tune in to learn what the Paris Agreement portends for the global warming debate in the months and years ahead.
December 12, 2015
Heartland Institute Vice President and Senior Fellow James Taylor traveled to Paris for the United Nations' COP-21 climate conference. Heartland was there to put on the "Day of Examining the Data," one of the only events the whole fortnight featuring climate scientists.
December 7, 2015
Heartland led a delegation of scientists and policy experts to Paris to hold a "counter-conference" during COP-21 called the Day of Examining the Data on Monday, December 7 to demonstrate there is strong and informed opposition to Obama’s plans and to expose the agendas and true costs of the agreement being negotiated there.
December 7, 2015
Sen. Jim Inhofe, (R-OK) recorded an address to the Day of Examining the Data conference at COP-21 in Paris. The conference was co-sponsored by The Heartland Institute, CFACT, and CEI and held on December 7, 2015.