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  • Joe Barton’s Letter to Secretary Geithner on Cap and Trade

    Can President Obama lead the United States out of the recession? In a word, no. Economist Russ Robert opines, “No man or woman runs the economy. No man or woman or team of people can possibly plan the evolution of the economy in the coming months. America will come out … More

    Economy Puts the Brakes on Hybrid Sales despite Government Pushing Pedal to the Metal

    Government mandates, preferences and subsidies don’t work. Here’s another example. When gas prices hit record levels over the summer, companies were furiously pumping out oil to meet surging global demand. As the economy took a turn for the worse and demand slowed, there was a noticeable lag as companies continued … More

    The Path to Cleaner Coal

    Reducing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere has been the talk of town for awhile now, but uncertainties remain on how to best do it without completely devastating an already crippling economy. One of the biggest challenges is how to burn coal, which provides 50% of America’s electricity, without emitting CO2.. … More

    Global Warming Science Report: Tropical Cyclone Activity

    Global warming alarmists link every natural disaster to global warming. Most recently, they blamed the Australian wildfires on global warming and, of course, one cannot forget their efforts to connect global warming with Hurricane Katrina. But is this really the case. The short answer is no. In fact, new findings … More

    A Second Stimulus or a No Cost Stimulus?

    Proponents of the $787 stimulus bill had only one complaint when President Obama signed the bill into law. It wasn’t big enough. While Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi acknowledged yesterday that the stimulus plan needs time to work she also said, “You have to keep the door open” for … More

    Political Elite Losing Touch With America on Global Warming

    Senator John Kerry stressed that the economy cannot be a scapegoat for not implementing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas reductions. He went so far as to call doing nothing a “suicide pact”. Forget cost and forget the recession, says Kerry: “Climate change is not governed by a recession, it’s … More

    Heartland Update: Causes of Global Warming Alarmism

    Bob Carter is the first speaker during the last event of the conference. Professor Carter is a geologist at James Cook University and is widely known for his global warming skepticism. In his 2006 article, “There IS a problem with global warming… it stopped in 1998,” he said, The essence … More

    Heartland Update: Warming and Cooling in the North Pacific

    Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) is a long-lived El Niño-like pattern of Pacific climate variability. Primarily found in the North Pacific, PDO moves through warm phases and cool phases that last from ten years to forty years at a time. George Taylor’s talk, The Pacific Decadal Oscillation: A Dominant Mode of … More

    Heartland Update: Climate Change Modeling and the Sun’s Effect on Global Temperature

    The final day of the conference begins with breakfast with the Honorable John Henry Sununu, former governor of New Hampshire and former White House Chief of Staff under George H.W. Bush. Sununu, as Heritage analyst Ben Lieberman often notes, asserts that the global warming environmental activists are anti-growth, anti-development proponents … More

    Heartland Update: Climate Engineering and the Fallacies in the EPA’s ANPR

    Dr. Patrick Michaels, professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia and Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute discussed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR). The EPA bureaucracy is trying to circumvent Congressional legislation to curb greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and regulate carbon dioxide … More