Global Warming Columns on Townhall

  • Jeff Jacoby - Climate skeptics don't 'deny science'

    Climate skeptics don't 'deny science'

    Jeff Jacoby
    Posted: 9/27/2011 4:14:00 PM EST
    Bill Clinton declared last week that Americans "look like a joke" because leading Republican presidential contenders decline to embrace the agenda of the global-warming alarmists. Presumably he had in mind Texas Governor Rick Perry, who says that "global warming has been politicized" and calls claims of a decisive human role in climate change an unproven theory. "You can't win the nomination of a major political party in the US," fumed the former president, "unless you deny science?"
  • Paul Driessen - Delaware's Very Own Solyndra

    Delaware's Very Own Solyndra

    Paul Driessen
    Posted: 9/26/2011 2:51:00 PM EST
    Delaware’s political establishment thinks First State electricity consumers should subsidize the manufacturing of super-sized fuel cells, under the auspices of California-based Bloom Energy, to replace natural gas and coal-fired power plants in generating electricity.
  • Paul Driessen - Victory is Sweet, but the War Continues

    Victory is Sweet, but the War Continues

    Paul Driessen
    Posted: 9/19/2011 3:16:00 PM EST
    Millions of Americans recently celebrated the demise of the Environmental Protection Agency’s job-killing ground-level ozone regulations. While a toast was appropriate, we shouldn’t drink too much champagne just yet.
  • John Ransom - The Billionaires Who Run Obama's America

    The Billionaires Who Run Obama's America

    John Ransom
    Posted: 9/19/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    So our love of idolizing the yappy captains of industry has come to the point where George Kaiser controls investments, Warren Buffett controls tax-policy, George Soros controls media and organizing, T. Boone Pickens controls our energy policy and TV pundits treat the Donald’s TV reality candidacy like it’s, um, reality.
  • John Ransom - Email, Hate Mail and Comments from Readers

    Email, Hate Mail and Comments from Readers

    John Ransom
    Posted: 9/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Liberal strategist James Carville has suggested that Obama find someone to indict. Never mind whether the person is actually guilty of a crime. So the Mighty One has fallen a bit, but hasn’t fallen enough yet to take his place with the rest of us mere mortals bound by laws.
  • Ken Blackwell - Will Gore Get Sunstroke?

    Will Gore Get Sunstroke?

    Ken Blackwell
    Posted: 9/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It’s been a rough season for Nobel Peace Prize winners.
  • Derek Hunter - Ten Years, A Vapid Speech and Bans Galore

    Ten Years, A Vapid Speech and Bans Galore

    Derek Hunter
    Posted: 9/11/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    What can be said about the 10th anniversary of 9/11 that hasn’t already been said? I, like most Americans, saw it play out on TV that morning, felt the confusion that faded to disbelief then slowly turned to anger. I can’t say I was sad that day. That came later as what happened really sank in. I felt anger. I still feel the anger.
  • Paul Greenberg - The GOP Field Expands -- and Narrows

    The GOP Field Expands -- and Narrows

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 9/9/2011 12:07:00 PM EST
    It was only fitting that the Republican presidential hopefuls -- or at least eight of them out of a growing crowd -- would be invited to gather at the Reagan Library in the once Golden State, whose parlous economic condition now mirrors that of the country.
  • Robert Knight - When Science Is a Matter of Political Faith

    When Science Is a Matter of Political Faith

    Robert Knight
    Posted: 9/8/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The modern day faith in Science makes the most fanatical fundamentalist look indifferent by comparison.
  • Debra J. Saunders - Are Scientists Becoming the New Priests?

    Are Scientists Becoming the New Priests?

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 9/7/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    "I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy," GOP presidential hopeful and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman recently tweeted. You've got to hand it to Huntsman; he sure knows how to endear himself to folks who won't vote in the Republican primary.
  • Steve Chapman - The Conservative Reversal on Science

    The Conservative Reversal on Science

    Steve Chapman
    Posted: 9/1/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The 1980s and 1990s were prime time for environmental scares, many of which proved bogus. On one side were liberals, greens and professional alarmists who always assumed the worst. On the other side, many non-liberals chose to heed scientists who had studied the evidence. Time and again, the skeptics were right.
  • Mona Charen - A Hurricane, Evolution and Rick Perry

    A Hurricane, Evolution and Rick Perry

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 8/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The Hurricane Irene story ought to, but won't, shed light on our prejudices regarding science. The favored liberal Democratic narrative -- we've seen it trotted out against Rick Perry in the past two weeks -- goes like this: Democrats are the party of the enlightenment.
  • John Ransom - Global Warming Causes Civil War at White House

    Global Warming Causes Civil War at White House

    John Ransom
    Posted: 8/25/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Lacking little evidence that many of the natural disasters that were predicted by the global warming “model” that the high priests of their religion constructed years ago, one economist has come up with a new disaster, this one wholly civil.
  • Paul Driessen - Climate Prostitutes, Charlatans and Comedians

    Climate Prostitutes, Charlatans and Comedians

    Paul Driessen
    Posted: 8/23/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Put these guys on Comedy Central. Put ‘em in an asylum … a mandatory restitution program … jail perhaps … or a witness protection program, if they turn state’s evidence on other perpetrators. But keep them away from our money – and our energy, economic, healthcare and education policies.
  • Marita Noon - Turn Your Head and Cough: The Bait-and-Switch Enviro Swindle

    Turn Your Head and Cough: The Bait-and-Switch Enviro Swindle

    Marita Noon
    Posted: 8/22/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Obama’s cap and trade campaign promise died. Ethanol is on the budget chopping block. Switching to wind and solar is not proving to be as easy as expected. Environmentalists admitted defeat. But, wait! They have organizations set up, offices with leases, and employees who needed to be paid. A new approach was needed.
  • Kyle Olson - Indoctrination Fridays: 'Global Warming' Activist Teacher Takes Her Agenda to 'Truck Country'

    Indoctrination Fridays: 'Global Warming' Activist Teacher Takes Her Agenda to 'Truck Country'

    Kyle Olson
    Posted: 8/19/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    On July 30, 2011 a few thousand teacher union activists descended upon Washington D.C. for a “Save Our Schools” rally. The keynote speaker that day was actor Matt Damon, who took the occasion to bash standardized testing. You know, virtually the only thing used to assess student achievement and a tool for teacher accountability.
  • David Legates - David Suzuki Insults, But Won't Debate

    David Suzuki Insults, But Won't Debate

    David Legates
    Posted: 8/16/2011 3:44:00 PM EST
    David Suzuki has never met, debated or even spoken with my colleague, scientist Willie Soon. But as more people dismiss Mr. Suzuki’s scare stories about global warming cataclysms, Suzuki has resorted to personal attacks against Dr. Soon and others who disagree with him.
  • Robert Knight - Wisconsin Recalls that Liberals Would Rather Forget

    Wisconsin Recalls that Liberals Would Rather Forget

    Robert Knight
    Posted: 8/16/2011 9:14:00 AM EST
    Recall began as a progressive idea around the turn of the 20th Century, when the villains were law makers in the pockets of the “robber barons” who controlled large banks, railroads and oil. Today’s robber baron is the massive government/union axis that sucks money from the private sector and which always –always--wants more.
  • Marita Noon - Gore Claims High Ground with BS

    Gore Claims High Ground with BS

    Marita Noon
    Posted: 8/11/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    On August 4, Gore was speaking at the Aspen Institute FOCAS seminar in Colorado. The minute plus clip is the most interesting part of an hour-and-half long snooze fest—though he does perk it up when he talks about how climate change has fallen from the front burner of the public psyche. He uses several different fecal terms to describe the various valid theories regarding climate change.
  • Ed Feulner - Time for a Red Tape Rescue

    Time for a Red Tape Rescue

    Ed Feulner
    Posted: 8/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    One of the biggest factors behind whether companies hire or not is regulation. It's expensive to run a business, and if government agencies are saddling you with more and more expensive rules, you're simply not going to have as much money left over to hire additional employees.