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Category: Climate Change

Ethanol Gold Rush Carries Costs

Thanks to a host of generous ethanol subsidies, we have seen a stampede of American farmers planting corn in place of other crops to cash in on the ethanol craze, says USA Today.

For non-farmers, though, the consequences are less cheery. They get to pay for the corn twice — once through taxes to fund a 51-cent-per-gallon federal subsidy, then again at the dinner table because as more corn goes for ethanol, less is available for food and feed, boosting prices.… Read the rest


Congressional Irresponsibility The Cause Of High Gas Prices

As gas prices pass $3.00 a gallon, several members of Congress have taken aim once again at oil companies, promoting everything from a windfall profits tax to breaking the companies up. Yet rather than attacking “big oil,” Congress should look in the mirror, says H. Sterling Burnett, senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).… Read the rest


Climate Change Forecasters on the Hot Seat
— by H. Sterling Burnett

More than 20 years ago, climate scientists began to sound the alarm over the possibility that global temperatures were rising due to human activities, such as deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels. In 1988, the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Program created the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in order to study and better understand this potential threat.… Read the rest


Scientists Send Letter to UN: Give Up Futile Climate Change Battle

by Noel Sheppard

If a former vice president with absolutely no formal scientific training in climatology or meteorology makes a statement about the world coming to an end due to rising temperatures, media will fawn over him like teenyboppers in the presence of Elvis Presley.

Yet, if more than 100 scientists from around the world send a letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations urging him and his organization to stop wasting time, resources, and money fighting a futile climate change battle, crickets will be heard in newsrooms around the country.… Read the rest