E-FACT Report: Climate, energy & sustainability
April 16, 2012 Leave a comment
A great new site. This is FULL of stuff about “sustainability”
Renowned scientist Dr. S. Fred Singer predicted that climate change will become a significant issue during the 2012 Presidential campaign in two separate interviews on San Diego’s KUSI-TV news. Speaking at San Diego State University, Dr. Singer predicted that rising electricity and energy prices will make global warming a hot topic during the 2012 Presidential debates. He noted that satellites do not show the kind of warming claimed by warmists and noted that increased CO2 actually provides benefits to plants, animals and humans.
Dr. Singer is the coauthor of Unstoppable Global Warming Every 1,500 Years. He has worked closely with CFACT for years and was in San Diego on a CFACT speaking tour that took him to several campuses in Texas and California. At Rice University and the University of Houston, his audience included NASA scientists and Forbes columnist Dr. Larry Bell. At the University of Texas, he engaged in a lively debate with students and faculty members.
Returning to UCLA and Chapman University, Dr. Singer explained that ocean and atmospheric measurements contradict the rise in global temperatures predicted by computer models and “measured” by land-based thermometers which have been increasingly affected by the urban heat island effect. Similarly, he pointed out that young faculty members seeking tenure are pressured to make politically correct findings leaving it no surprise that retired scientists have had to take the lead in speaking out against over-baked climate pronouncements.
Morano on Canadian TV: Climate billionaires dish out poverty for others
Marc Morano, editor of CFACT’s Climate Depot news website, appeared on the Sun News (Canada) TV program, “The Source with Ezra Levant,” on February 1 to discuss how rich foreigners spend huge sums of money to oppose cheap energy both in Canada and worldwide. Wealthy white environmentalists who live in luxury are telling poor people of color all over the world that they cannot have electric power, roads, running water, or even pesticides and must remain poor and unhealthy and die young, all in the name of saving the planet.
Paul Driessen: Energy choices for Chile
CFACT Senior Fellow Paul Driessen traveled to Chile in November 2011 at the request of Chilean citizens and business leaders, to defend prosperity against a massive financial campaign by American billionaire (and Chilean landowner) Doug Tompkins. Tompkins, who became wealthy through manufacturing and global trade, has become a leader of the Deep Ecology movement and now opposes (for others) modern technology, energy, economic development and global trade for ordinary Chileans – all the while still living the lifestyle of the rich and famous.
Dr. Kelvin Kemm: Africa’s right to affordable electric power
During last December’s UN COP 17 climate conference in Durban, South Africa, CFACT advisor and nuclear physicist Dr. Kelvin Kemm, explained to Kenyan network NTV reporter Joe Ageyo that, “Africa needs electricity – it needs to double its capacity, then double it again and double it again – and does not need the First World standing in the way.” Kemm, an outspoken opponent of over-heated global warming claims, says the climate change narrative is a ploy to keep Africa underdeveloped, arguing that rich westerners’ climate policy would keep Africa poor.
Exposing Deep Green Resistance
Radical environmentalists Aric McBay, Lierre Keith, and Derrick Jensen have treated us all to a book which outlines their goal of the complete destruction of the capitalist economic system and even civilization itself as we know it. Loathing factories and corporate farms alike, they envision a new social order based wholly on small communities that obtain their food locally and use only that energy that the land around them can provide (a lifestyle enjoyed by our forebears during the middle ages). With so many in positions of authority apparently in sync with this movement, how do rational people respond to and turn away this threat?
Sustainable development: EPA’s new power grab
CFACT senior policy analyst Bonner Cohen says EPA is using the recent National Research Council report on sustainable development to extend its reach and expand its already oppressive power against individuals and small businesses. A Heritage Foundation report warns that placing Agenda 21/sustainable development in the hands of EPA “would significantly expand the role of government in economic decision-making, impede development and economic growth, and undermine individual choice and policy flexibility in local communities.”