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Wind and Solar Power Cannot Drive COVID Recovery

Wind and Solar Power Cannot Drive COVID Recovery

    Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris On Thursday, July 9, the International Energy Agency (IEA) is hosting its Clean Energy Transitions Summit, an on-line event that IEA executive director Dr. Fatih Birol calls “the most important global event on energy and climate issues of 2020.” It will bring together high-ranking representatives of the world’s largest economies […]

Assistance to Energy Companies Should be Temporary

Assistance to Energy Companies Should be Temporary

    By Dr. Jay Lehr & Tom Harris  Friends of the Earth (FOE) and other environmental groups have ramped up their opposition to subsidies for the fossil fuel industry during our recovery from COVID-19. In their June 24 news release, FOE attacked the SAVE Jobs Act proposed by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) which aimed, according to FOE, “to […]

“End Subsidies to ALL Energy Source”

“End Subsidies to ALL Energy Source”

    By Dr. Jay Lehr & Tom Harris As governments struggle to recover from reduced revenue and increased costs caused by the coronavirus pandemic, they will be looking to eliminate non-essential expenditures. Energy subsidies that suck billions of dollars each year from the public purse should be a leading candidate for cancellation. According to Tim […]

Environmentalists Should Hope for Quick Economic Rebound

Environmentalists Should Hope for Quick Economic Rebound

  By Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris We are starting to see significant pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions as a result of the economic slowdown caused by the world’s response to the COVID-19 virus. For example, Carbon Brief reported that GHG emissions in China had dropped at least 25% in February in comparison with the […]

“Time to End the UN Climate Fiasco”

“Time to End the UN Climate Fiasco”

  By Dr. Jay Lehr & Tom Harris For years now, the United Nations has been using the climate change crusade as a vehicle to increase its power across the world. Starting in 1995, they began holding massive annual conferences focused on stopping the ‘planet’s temperature’ from rising. That such a temperature was merely a statistical […]

Earth Hour Still Based Mostly on Propaganda

Earth Hour Still Based Mostly on Propaganda

  By Dr. Jay Lehr & Tom Harris The Earth Hour Web site tells us to “Switch off your lights for an hour on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 8:30 pm your local time.” If this were just about saving energy to show our support of the 860 million people across the world who lack access to electricity, […]

The Population Explosion is Over

The Population Explosion is Over

  By Dr. Jay Lehr & Tom Harris For thousands of years philosophers have wrung their hands because of fears about the supposed negative impacts of population growth on life as they knew it. In the 5th century BC Confucius argued that population increases would reduce the quality of life. In Ancient Greece both Plato and Aristotle […]

“Trump Right to Contest Prophets of Environmental Doom”

“Trump Right to Contest Prophets of Environmental Doom”

  By Dr. Jay Lehr & Tom Harris Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump called for a rejection of “predictions of the apocalypse.” Completely at odds with the warning by 17-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg at the same meeting that the world “is currently on fire,” Trump told the […]

Green Activists the Real Goliaths in the Climate Change Debate

Green Activists the Real Goliaths in the Climate Change Debate

  By Dr. Jay Lehr & Tom Harris A common misconception among many in the public is that climate change activists are the ‘Davids’ in the war with the Goliath industrial complex. Authors Ron Arnold and Paul Driessen (Cracking Big Green: To Save the World from the Save-The-Earth Money Machine (2018)), show clearly that this is not the […]

Climate Alarmists Winning the War of Words, Despite Real World Evidence that Nothing Unusual is Happening

Climate Alarmists Winning the War of Words, Despite Real World Evidence that Nothing Unusual is Happening

  By Dr. Jay Lehr & Tom Harris Thanks largely to Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders and 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, “existential’ was selected as the word of the year by Dictionary.com. The on-line dictionary describes the phenomenon as follows: Searches for existential spiked throughout 2019, especially after politicians used the word to characterize the dangers and disruptions […]

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