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WIRED reporter gushes over Paris agreement, but misses key facts

Wired science reporter Nick Stockton recently wrote an article praising John Kerry for his leadership on the Paris climate agreement. Stockton begins his article with a rather dramatic take on the Secretary of State’s role: The Secretary of State is the frontal lobe of US foreign policy—managing the country’s diplomatic nervous system and its relationships […]

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Paris Climate Deal: Forget the Media Hype, Only 0.04% of the World’s GHG Emissions Are On Board

On April 11th, Chris Mooney and Juliet Eilperin of the Washington Post wrote that the Paris Climate agreement could enter into effect earlier than many think. But now, more than two months after their article, only 17 countries which represent only 0.04 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have officially ratified the Paris agreement. […]

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Earth Day: Continuing a Storied Tradition of Misleading Claims and Outrageous Predictions

Today, millions of people around the world are celebrating Earth Day. Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day, and the environmental movement in general, has been plagued by incorrect predictions and factually wrong claims. Earth Day’s Legacy of Inaccuracy In their 1970 Earth Day edition, Life Magazine stated, “Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence […]

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EPA’s Deceptive Defense of Carbon Rule

On March 29th, EPA filed its response to the D.C. Circuit Court on why the agency’s regulations of carbon dioxide from power plants is legal. There’s no shortage of whoppers to highlight in EPA’s briefs. Here are a few: It’s just the market trend, man. EPA insists the rule “follows existing industry trends without resulting in […]

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On Climate Fund, Obama Prioritizes Politics Over the American People

WASHINGTON – Today, the Obama administration directed $500 million to the U.N.’s green climate slush fund. American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement in response: “President Obama continues to prioritize his political interests over the interests of the American people. The administration intends to funnel hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars into […]

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10 Reasons States Should Stop Work on EPA’s Carbon Rule

In a historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court recently blocked the EPA’s carbon rule —which the administration calls the “Clean Power Plan”— from taking effect pending judicial review. This is the first time the Supreme Court has imposed an injunction on a federal regulation prior to lower court review, a decision that shows the Court […]

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Public’s Collective ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ on Climate Change

President Obama and the leaders of nearly 200 countries are meeting in Paris to discuss an agreement on climate change. Despite the president’s focus on climate policy, three recent polls show the public isn’t especially concerned about climate change and that any concern they do have is waning. Recent polls by GlobeScan, Langer Research Associates, […]

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10 Reasons to Oppose a Carbon Tax

A “carbon tax” is a tax on energy. Through July 2015, over 80 percent of domestic energy consumption came from natural gas, oil, and coal. A carbon tax would impose an indirect tax on these fuels due to their carbon dioxide emissions. Below are ten reasons carbon taxes should be opposed: 1). It is a […]

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Study: Divestment Hurts College Students

National environmental lobbyists are ramping up campaigns at college campuses urging the “divestment” of natural resources from university endowments, falsely equating investments in energy production to profiting off of environmental “wreckage.” Members of the radical movement are convinced that cutting oil, natural gas, and coal out of universities’ portfolios will hurt energy companies financially and […]

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