Climatology Establishment Smears Scientific Critics

Responding to a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed by 16 scientists who reject global warming catastrophism (discussed here), 38 academic climatologists have offered their counterargument, which amounts to 1) disagreeing with the 16 scientists’ factual claims about the climate and 2) claiming that since most of the scientists are not climatologists, their claims are uninformed. Both points are wrong.

The Global Warming Campaign Takes a Blow

The movement to convince the public of catastrophic global warming is fundamentally unscientific. Its leaders do not, as true scientists would, objectively study and relay the full evidence about what drives the climate, they fixate obsessively on CO2. They do not share how poorly understood climate drivers are; they act as if they can predict the climate with certainty. Through …

The Story of DDT

Think for a moment about the last time you had a bad case of the flu: the headaches, the chills, the vomiting, the congestion, the depressed mood, the inability to function normally for days. But imagine it felt 10 times worse, and lasted for months or years, robbing you of anything resembling a truly human life. That is life for …

A Nation of Traders

With the economy stuck in neutral and a presidential campaign well underway, one word has remained on the lips of political and economic commentators alike: jobs.  Jobs were at the center of the President’s State of the Union address.  Jobs, we are told, drive economic growth.  Jobs will determine who wins the presidential election.  Recently, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney …

The Power of Aspirational Advocacy

In the latest edition of CIP Insider, our new newsletter about CIP’s strategy for changing the way Americans think about energy and industry, I discuss what I call Aspirational Advocacy. Here’s an excerpt: If we focus our efforts on arguing against environmentalism, without offering a clear, defined, illustrated, inspiring alternative, then our best-case scenario is to get from bad to …

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Condemns The Green Gauntlet

The most important story about the American economy is the one that gets the least attention. America has enormous, incalculable, untapped potential to revolutionize its economy through industrial progress–through far greater productivity in energy production, in manufacturing, in construction, in mining, in transportation. But our industrial progress is halted by a labyrinth of so-called “green” policies–policies that have nothing to …

Power Hour: Marlo Lewis on The Year in Energy

On this month’s Power Hour, Dr. Marlo Lewis of the Competitive Enterprise Institute joins the program to discuss the top three energy stories of 2011 and 2012. Toward the end of the program, starting at 37:40, we get into an interesting discussion of what strategy the free-market energy movement should take for the 2012 election and beyond. Enjoy! Download and …

Remembering John Lewis

I recently learned that historian and activist Dr. John Lewis has passed away after a long battle with cancer. I was fortunate enough to have many interactions with John over the past dozen years, and he repeatedly inspired me in both word and deed. I first encountered John back in 2000, when we were both taking a year-long writing class …