Browsing All posts tagged under »CFACT (Paul Driessen)«

Reporting Renewable Energy Risks

July 2, 2020 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Joe Biden has drifted far to the left and made it clear that, if elected president, he would restrict or ban fracking, pipelines, federal onshore and offshore drilling, and use of oil, coal and even natural gas. He’s selected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as his climate and energy advisor and is expected […]

Green New Deal Dress Rehearsal

June 9, 2020 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ More than 1.4 million cases of Wuhan Coronavirus and 106,000 deaths in the United States alone have accompanied stay-home lockdowns, businesses bankruptcies, over 40 million unemployed workers, plummeting tax revenues and unprecedented debt. Ongoing rioting, vandalism, arson and looting are compounding problems for many cities and minority communities. Yet where many […]

The Real Climate Change Deniers

April 27, 2020 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Fifty years ago, I helped organize Earth Day #1 programs on my college campus, calling attention to serious pollution problems that afflicted much of the USA. Over the ensuing decades, laws, regulations, and changed attitudes, practices and technologies reduced most of that pollution, often dramatically. I didn’t buy the 1970 end-is-nigh, […]

Financiers Of Misery – Part 2

April 25, 2020 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ (This article is a continuation of Paul Driessen’s article at Part 1 at this link.) It’s easy to farm organically in the wealthy, advanced EU and USA, where consumers can afford much more expensive organic meats, eggs, fruits and vegetables. It’s much harder if you have to deal with the insects […]

Financiers Of Misery – Part 1

April 22, 2020 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ The UN Food and Agriculture Organization, anti-development banks, the Agency for International Development (USAID), NGO (non-government organization) pressure groups and other eco-imperialists are properly condemned for using their money. Additionally their power, and control over trade and lending to keep millions of African, Asian and Latin American families from having access […]

Let’s Quarantine Some Fake Corona And Energy News

April 7, 2020 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Some 40,000 children slave away in Chinese-operated Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) mines, digging out cobalt for cell phones, laptops, Teslas and Green New Deal technologies, the London-based Guardian has reported. They’re exposed constantly to toxic and radioactive mud, dust, water and air. Blood and respiratory diseases, birth defects, cancer, paralysis […]

The Guardian’s Biases Produced Bogus COVID-19 Claims

March 27, 2020 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ The Guardian (a very liberal London newspaper) does some excellent reporting – about 40,000 children slaving and dying in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) of Central Africa, mining cobalt for cell phones, laptops, Teslas and Green New Deal technologies, for example. But other stories are a bizarre mix of fact, […]

How Exactly Do They Plan To Replace Fossil Fuels?

March 19, 2020 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Berkeley, CA, Takoma Park, MD and other cities; California, Connecticut, New York, Virginia and other states; Germany, England and other countries; the European Union – all plan to banish oil, natural gas and coal within 10, 20 or 30 years. A number of US states have joined Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiatives […]

Keeping Africa On The Brink Of Starvation

February 27, 2020 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Billions of desert locusts have descended again on East Africa. Crawling first, then sprouting wings and flying in hungry hoards of 40-150 million or more, they are devastating crops and threatening tens of millions of people with lost livelihoods and starvation. This latest locust plague, says the United Nations, is the […]

Reform USAID Energy Aid Policies Now!

January 8, 2020 by

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By Paul Driessen and David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Apparently unable to grasp the cruel irony, USAID Commissioner Mark Green boasts that “electricity enables access to refrigeration to store fish, milk and vaccines. Electricity brightens the night and helps schoolchildren study. Electricity allows businesses to stay open later and makes communities safer.” Abundant, reliable, affordable electricity […]

Climate Alarmist Banks Go Carbon-Colonialist

December 31, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen and David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Africa has the world’s lowest electrification rate. Its power consumption per capita is just 613 kilowatt-hours per year, compared to 6,500 kWh in Europe and 13,000 in the United States, African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina observed in July 2017. That’s 9.4% of EU and 4.7% […]

No End In Sight For The Biofuel Wars

December 19, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ The Big Oil-Big Biofuel wars rage on. From my perch, ethanol, biodiesel and “advanced biofuels” make about zero energy, economic or environmental sense. They make little political sense either, until you recognize that politics is largely driven by crony-capitalism, campaign contributions and vote hustling. Even now, once again, as you read […]

No Plan B for Planet A

November 27, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Environmentalists and Green New Deal proponents like to say we must take care of the Earth, because “There is no Planet B.” Above all, they insist, we must eliminate fossil fuels, which they say are causing climate change worse than the all-natural ice ages, Medieval Warm Period or anything else in […]

The Giga And Terra Scam Of Offshore Wind Energy

November 5, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Can anti-fossil fuel policies based on climate crisis alarmism possibly get any more insane than this? In what might be described as a pre-Halloween trick of ginormous proportions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) now asserts that “renewable, sustainable” energy output will explode over the next two decades. Certainly for onshore wind […]

Climate “Science,” Socialism” Or “Eco-Fascism?”

October 31, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Green New Dealers have convinced themselves that our planet faces an imminent, existential, manmade climate cataclysm – that can be prevented solely and simply by government edicts replacing fossil fuels with biofuel, wind, solar and battery energy. They achieve this state of absolute certainty largely by propagating constant scare stories, while […]

More Buckets Of Icy Cold Energy Reality

September 25, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ The full-court press is on for climate chaos disaster and renewable energy salvation. CNN recently hosted a seven-hour climate event for Democrat presidential aspirants. Every day brings more gloom-and-doom stories about absurd, often taxpayer-funded pseudo-scientific reports on yet another natural event or supposed calamity that alarmists insist is due to fossil […]

Enforce Rules Against False And Misleading Organic Food Claims

August 14, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ A couple years ago, the US Food and Drug Administration sent a “Warning Letter” to Nashoba Brook Bakery, advising its owners that listing “love” as an ingredient in their granola violated the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The product was “misbranded,” because “love” is “not a common or usual name of […]

A Red Team Review Of Climate Crisis Assertions

June 25, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Various scientists, politicians and activists have long insisted that the United States and world must end fossil fuel use to prevent dangerous manmade global warming, climate change and extreme weather disasters. They say “the science is settled” and the time to act is now. Many other experts have pointed out that […]

Reality Bites Joe Biden’s “Clean Energy Revolution”

June 19, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Presidential candidate Joe Biden recently announced his “Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice.” While it might be viewed as a Green New Deal Lite, the plan would inflict enormous economic, environmental and societal pain on most of the nation, for no climate benefits. First, as I’ve noted here […]

Shutting Down Middle And Blue-Collar America

June 15, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Vocal activists increasingly drive Democrat Party positions across the public policy spectrum. Print, television, social and click-bait media generally support them, while permitting little debate on liberal proposals or their potential ramifications. Even semi-moderate Joe Biden has been pressured into shifting or flipping his positions on abortion, energy, climate change and […]

Fear, Loathing, Intolerance – And Worse

May 17, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Throughout history despots had effective ways of reducing dissension in the ranks. Inquisitors burned heretics. Nazi’s burned books – before taking far more extreme measures. Soviets employed famines, gulags, salt mines and executions. ChiComs and other tyrants starved, jailed and murdered millions. Today’s Green New Dealers and their allies have mapped […]

Fake Climate Science And Scientists

May 1, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ The multi-colored placard in front of a $2-million home in North Center Chicago proudly proclaimed, “In this house we believe: No human is illegal” – and “Science is real” (plus a few other liberal mantras). I knew right away where the owners stood on climate change, and other hot-button political issues. […]

Nominee For Fish And Wildlife Service Director In Confirmation Limbo

April 10, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Aurelia Skipwith has a BS in biology from Howard University, a Master’s in molecular genetics from Purdue and a law degree from Kentucky. She has worked as a molecular analyst and sustainable agriculture partnership manager. She was also co-founder and general counsel for AVC Global, a Washington, DC-based agricultural supply chain […]

Anti-Science Totalitarians Want To Silence Climate Security Commission

March 9, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Democrats, climate campaigners and renewable energy interests are in full outrage mode over news that President Trump intends to launch a Presidential Committee on Climate Science. He should do it now. The PCCS would, at long last, review and question the “dangerous manmade climate change” reports by federal agencies and investigations […]