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Democrats Want To Rejoin The Paris Accord. Let’s Recall Why It Was Such A Bad Deal.

April 17, 2019 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ When the Obama administration negotiated the Paris climate agreement, conservatives argued that it should move through the proper treaty process and be sent to the Senate, where elected senators could weigh in and potentially reject the deal. President Barack Obama didn’t do that. Instead, he unilaterally signed the deal, making it […]

America Is An Increasingly Minor CO2 Emitter

June 6, 2018 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ The United States and Western democracies as a whole are increasingly minor players among global carbon dioxide emitters, U.S. EPA data show. Without dramatic emissions reductions in China, India, and other developing nations, dramatic reductions in the United States, Western Europe, and Japan will have little impact on global […]

One Year Anniversary Of Trump’s Withdrawal From The Paris Climate Accord

June 3, 2018 by

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By Michael Bastasch ~ My, how time flies. Friday marks exactly one year since President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris Agreement on man-made global warming. The Paris accord, which the Obama administration joined in 2016, put the U.S. at an economic disadvantage with other countries — namely China and India […]

Some Of The Loudest Backers Of Paris Climate Accords Are Bucking The Agreement

June 2, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Bryan Cosby ~ June 1 marks the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s having begun the process of withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate accord. Foreign leaders immediately criticized the decision. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the decision to leave “extremely regrettable,” while the prime minister of Denmark, Lars Lokke […]

Mileage Standards And Tariffs Help Some – While Penalizing Countless Others, Often Severely

April 9, 2018 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ It’s become a recurring, frustrating pattern, as legislators and regulators ignore the immutable laws of unintended consequences, to drive political agendas or aid favored constituencies, while harming others. A good example is corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) standards on vehicles. Originally enacted in 1975 to offset the impacts of the OPEC […]

To Improve The Environment, Look To The Free Market

March 7, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Elliott Raia ~ Over the past three years, China had become the new poster child for economists and environmentalists alike. The country seemed to attain the impossible by maintaining high growth in gross domestic product, while at the same time reducing reported carbon emissions. However, the admiration went up in smoke after […]

Germany Becomes The New Poster Child For Climate Change Hypocrisy

January 12, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Climate hypocrisy is nothing new. Celebrities cruise around the world in their private jets, eating filet mignon while telling you to pack a salad and bike to work to reduce your carbon footprint. So, color me not at all surprised that Germany, a vocal critic of the U.S.’ decision to exit […]