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Environment & Energy

‘If I wanted America to fail’ — Earth Day reconsidered

With the recent celebration of “Earth Day,” this is a good time to reflect on the evolution of the environmental movement. April 22, 1970, was the first “Earth Day” event. In 1970, the primary goals of the environmental movement were clean air and clean water. These were goals that were

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Somehow the thrill of being ‘green’ doesn’t add up

By Edward Gutteling “I’m trying to think, but nuttin’ happens!” ~ Curly Howard, The Three Stooges: Calling All Curs, 1939 ____________ All too often it seems our political leaders take actions that just don’t add up. Perhaps they didn’t think it through all the way themselves, or perhaps they really

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Consensus science

by Mark A. Monoscalco On 3/28/12 fifty former NASA employees signed a letter to Charles Bolden, Jr., NASA Administrator.

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Fan Mail

The following is an actual un-edited email sent by a reader to GRIH Policy Analyst Malia Blom-Hill:

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Stop Wasting the Green Stuff on Green Energy

by Anne Haugaard Though somewhat old news, I feel that the recent “green” technology scandal of Solyndra, Inc. needs to be addressed. The California based solar panel manufacturer declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy this past August, laying off over one thousand of its employees. Though it is well known that green

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What the Frack is Going on Here?

Hydraulic fracturing opponents misrepresent facts to protect their ideologies and agendas. by Paul Driessen Hydraulic fracturing sends “huge volumes of toxic fluids” deep underground at high pressure, to fracture shale rock and release natural gas, Food & Water Watch claims. “Billions of gallons of toxic fluids” will “contaminate” groundwater and

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Trying to Snooker Smucker

 Climate alarm campaigners make pitiful case that manmade climate change threatens coffee. by Paul Driessen It’s a common tactic among groups promoting climate alarmism and anti-hydrocarbon policies. As evidence mounts that manmade catastrophic climate change is not imminent, extreme weather events cannot be linked to human activities, and developing nations

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Volt, Prius, or CRX? Numbers Make the Choice Obvious.

The fully worded question is: How does the extended-range GM Volt Electric Vehicle compare with Toyota’s fourth generation hybrid Prius and Honda’s popular compact SUV the CRV? by Panos Prevedouros I was not inclined to immediately dismiss the GM Volt as an expensive failure, (e.g., Chevy Volt is Automotive Version

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The Incontestability of Change

Dissent from man-made global warming belief from prominent scientists begins to gain media attention. by Cody Hensarling One of the most unsettling trends in public discourse is the tendency of those who oppose government regulation designed to combat man-made global warming, such as Cap & Trade and the expansion of

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‘If I wanted America to fail’ — Earth Day reconsidered

With the recent celebration of “Earth Day,” this is a good time to reflect on the evolution of the environmental movement. April 22, 1970, was the first “Earth Day” event. In 1970, the primary goals of the environmental movement were clean air and clean water. These were goals that were

Read More →

Somehow the thrill of being ‘green’ doesn’t add up

By Edward Gutteling “I’m trying to think, but nuttin’ happens!” ~ Curly Howard, The Three Stooges: Calling All Curs, 1939 ____________ All too often it seems our political leaders take actions that just don’t add up. Perhaps they didn’t think it through all the way themselves, or perhaps they really

Read More →

Consensus science

by Mark A. Monoscalco On 3/28/12 fifty former NASA employees signed a letter to Charles Bolden, Jr., NASA Administrator.

Read More →

Fan Mail

The following is an actual un-edited email sent by a reader to GRIH Policy Analyst Malia Blom-Hill:

Read More →

Stop Wasting the Green Stuff on Green Energy

by Anne Haugaard Though somewhat old news, I feel that the recent “green” technology scandal of Solyndra, Inc. needs to be addressed. The California based solar panel manufacturer declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy this past August, laying off over one thousand of its employees. Though it is well known that green

Read More →

What the Frack is Going on Here?

Hydraulic fracturing opponents misrepresent facts to protect their ideologies and agendas. by Paul Driessen Hydraulic fracturing sends “huge volumes of toxic fluids” deep underground at high pressure, to fracture shale rock and release natural gas, Food & Water Watch claims. “Billions of gallons of toxic fluids” will “contaminate” groundwater and

Read More →

Trying to Snooker Smucker

 Climate alarm campaigners make pitiful case that manmade climate change threatens coffee. by Paul Driessen It’s a common tactic among groups promoting climate alarmism and anti-hydrocarbon policies. As evidence mounts that manmade catastrophic climate change is not imminent, extreme weather events cannot be linked to human activities, and developing nations

Read More →

Volt, Prius, or CRX? Numbers Make the Choice Obvious.

The fully worded question is: How does the extended-range GM Volt Electric Vehicle compare with Toyota’s fourth generation hybrid Prius and Honda’s popular compact SUV the CRV? by Panos Prevedouros I was not inclined to immediately dismiss the GM Volt as an expensive failure, (e.g., Chevy Volt is Automotive Version

Read More →

The Incontestability of Change

Dissent from man-made global warming belief from prominent scientists begins to gain media attention. by Cody Hensarling One of the most unsettling trends in public discourse is the tendency of those who oppose government regulation designed to combat man-made global warming, such as Cap & Trade and the expansion of

Read More →