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Analysis and Commentary

Insecticides, Raw Milk, Coal — Sometimes Good Intentions Turn Bad

by Henry I. Millervia San Jose Mercury News
Friday, September 15, 2017

With phrases like “better safe than sorry” and “look before you leap,” it’s clear that concerns about risk are a part of our psyche. Unfortunately, when we take those clichés to heart, we often end up plagued by another: “Out of the frying pan and into the fire.”

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Area 45: A Better Strategy For The Next Natural Disaster In Light Of Hurricanes Harvey And Irma

interview with Alice Hillvia Area 45
Friday, September 15, 2017

Everybody Talks about the Weather... 

Foreign PolicyAnalysis and Commentary

Chinese Attitudes Toward The U.S. Withdrawal From The Paris Climate Accords

by Michael D. Swainevia China Leadership Monitor
Monday, September 11, 2017

China’s leaders strongly oppose President Donald J. Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accords.

Analysis and Commentary

On Climate Change 2

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Climate change is often misunderstood as a package deal: If global warming is “real,” both sides of the debate seem to assume, the climate lobby’s policy agenda follows inexorably.

In the News

Hurricane Harvey Was No Surprise

quoting Alice Hillvia New York Times
Monday, August 28, 2017

Climate science has repeatedly shown that global warming is increasing the odds of extreme precipitation and storm surge flooding. Refusing to acknowledge this impairs our ability to prepare for future extreme weather and endangers American lives and property.

In the News

Keeping The Lights On At America’S Nuclear Power Plants: The Cornerstone Of America’s Central Position In The Global Nuclear Enterprise

Thursday, August 3, 2017

As President Trump recently announced efforts to revive nuclear energy, the Hoover Institution Press released Keeping the Lights on at America’s Nuclear Power Plants, which examines nuclear power plant closures in America during a period of economic instability and fundamental policy challenges.

Press Releases

Climate Change Isn’t The End Of The World

by David R. Henderson, John H. Cochrane via Wall Street Journal
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Even if world temperatures rise, the appropriate policy response is still an open question.

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Warning: Semantic Traps Ahead

by Terry Anderson, Kurt R. Leubevia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 7, 2017

Environmental politics is littered with language that obscures meaning and hinders good policy. 

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Needed: A Spine Transplant for the FDA

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 7, 2017

The new chief of the Food and Drug Administration must move fast, avoid politics, and confront overregulation. 

Analysis and Commentary

Attack Of The Killer Petunias

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Monday, June 12, 2017

Harmless flowers are destroyed since they were genetically modified but not Washington-approved.


Energy Policy Task Force

The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.