Benny Peiser, Director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation – May 23, 2013
Europe’s failing green energy model has enriched a green elite while plunging millions into fuel poverty.
To Heat or Eat: Europe's Climate Policy Fiasco (Peiser) – May 16, 2013
PowerPoint slides which accompanied Benny Peiser's speech To Heat or Eat: Europe's Climate Policy Fiasco that he gave in Calgary on May 14, 2013.
To Eat or Heat? That’s the EU’s Question – May 16, 2013
For a growing number of Europeans, their continent’s global warming policies have forced them to decide whether to heat their homes or buy food. In short they must choose whether to “Heat or Eat,” which was the title of a talk by a British climate policy expert delivered in Calgary Tuesday.
B.C. Vote Shifted on One Word: Pipelines – May 15, 2013
The NDP looked way ahead before voters went to the polls in British Columbia. Then it all changed. Why? One word: “Pipelines.” Or more precisely, two: “Kinder Morgan.”
The Environmental State of Canada – May 14, 2013
Ben Eisen and Romy Yourex demonstrate that Canada’s natural environment has generally been growing cleaner and greener by examining a number of indicators across several dimensions of environmental sustainability including urban air pollution, GHG emissions, freshwater withdrawals, freshwater quality, agricultural soil quality and forestry.
Media Release - The Environmental State of Canada – May 14, 2013
Ben Eisen and Romy Yourex examine a number of performance measures to assess important trends surrounding the health and vitality of Canada’s natural environment.
Media Release - Barry Cooper Reviews Bricker and Ibbitson’s The Big Shift – May 10, 2013
Professor Barry Cooper reviews Bricker and Ibbitson’s book The Big Shift and discusses the implications for Canadian identity and over all policy.
The Big Shift – May 10, 2013
Professor Barry Cooper reviews Bricker and Ibbitson’s book The Big Shift, and emphasises that Canada is entering an era of greater plurality when it comes to the way in which we understands who we are as a country.
In Defense of Carbon Dioxide – May 9, 2013
Of all of the world's chemical compounds, none has a worse reputation than carbon dioxide. Thanks to the single-minded demonization of this natural and essential atmospheric gas by advocates of government control of energy production, the conventional wisdom about carbon dioxide is that it is a dangerous pollutant. That's simply not the case. Contrary to what some would have us believe, increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will benefit the increasing population on the planet by increasing agricultural productivity.
Alberta government needs new approach to Keystone XL pipeline lobbying – May 8, 2013
Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver is right to label climate activist Dr. James Hansen’s end-of the-world proclamations as nonsense. But Oliver makes a strategic mistake when he actively promotes the hypothesis that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from human activities are causing dangerous global warming.
Media Release - Eco-Fascists – April 25, 2013
Professor Barry Cooper reviews Elizabeth Nickson’s controversial 2012 book about “eco-fascism” and considers its implications for policy development in Canada.
Eco-Fascists – April 25, 2013
Professor Barry Cooper reviews Elizabeth Nickson’s controversial book “eco-fascism” and discusses the threat that radical conservationism poses to the development of smart environmental policy in Canada.
Media Release - Earth Day's Credibility Damaged by Dominance of Climate Activists – April 22, 2013
Ottawa, Canada, April 22, 2013: "Earth Day participants must distance themselves from the climate scare or risk the event degenerating into irrelevance,” said Tom Harris, executive director of the Ottawa-based International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC). Noting the intense climate focus in this year’s Earth Day Network advertising, Harris warned, “As the hypothesis that humanity’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are causing dangerous global warming falls into disrepute, all those associated with the climate alarm will also lose credibility.”
Recycling Is Garbage – April 21, 2013
Believing that there was no more room in landfills, Americans concluded that recycling was their only option. Their intentions were good and their conclusions seemed plausible. Recycling does sometimes makes sense -- for some materials in some places at some times. But the simplest and cheapest option is usually to bury garbage in an environmentally safe landfill. And since there's no shortage of landfill space (the crisis of 1987 was a false alarm), there's no reason to make recycling a legal or moral imperative. Mandatory recycling programs aren't good for posterity.
How Rich Rockefellers Battle the People’s Pipeline – April 21, 2013
Americans concerned about gasoline prices were encouraged by the Pew Research Center’s new poll, whose headline blared, “Keystone XL Pipeline draws broad support.” A score box showed 63% supporting and only 23% opposing the pipeline that would transport oil from Canada’s vast Alberta oil sands deposits through the Plains states to Texas refineries.
Carbon Tax...Are Republicans Really That Stupid? – April 17, 2013
As much as I admire former Secretary of State George Shultz, and because I do, I was totally flummoxed by a recent Wall Street Journal article he co-authored with economist Nobel laureate Gary Becker. Incredulously, the two senior fellows at Stanford University’s conservative Hoover Institution expressed support for a “revenue neutral” tax on carbon.
Climate Changing For Global Warming Journalists – April 15, 2013
The overwhelming consensus on global warming among journalists may be cracking. Last week, the world’s most prestigious newsmagazine – The Economist – backed away from its past alarmist position, saying that “If climate scientists were credit-rating agencies, climate sensitivity would be on negative watch.” The Economist now discounts the high-end estimates of warming coming from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as being unlikely if not far-fetched.
Smart Messaging Needed to Avoid Pipeline Lobbying Failure – April 10, 2013
History is replete with tragic examples of those who collaborated with the enemy or sought to appease political correctness and wishful thinking for their own short term benefit. Nowhere is this more evident than in today’s climate change debate. Politicians from across the political spectrum, fossil fuel companies and academics who should know better, not only bow to the climate scare, but actively support it. They even use the unscientific, misnomer-riddled language of their opponents.
Climatologists are no Einsteins, says his Successor – April 10, 2013
Freeman Dyson is a physicist who has been teaching at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton since Albert Einstein was there. When Einstein died in 1955, there was an opening for the title of "most brilliant physicist on the planet." Dyson has filled it.
Can’t Afford to Squander Hydro – April 10, 2013
Opposition leader Brian Pallister deserves some credit for opposing an expensive Manitoba Hydro advertising campaign. Moreover, Manitoba should not squander its hydro resources on speculative projects.