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Steps To Reduce The Risk Of Wildfires In California

quoting James L. Sweeneyvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

[Subscription Required] Three experts share their views on what policy makers can do.

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Warmer Winters Won’t Mean Fewer Deaths

quoting Thomas Gale Moorevia Bloomberg
Monday, November 18, 2019

Temperature isn’t the only reason mortality spikes from December to March.

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Hurricanes Aren't Stronger

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia Carolina Coast Online
Saturday, November 16, 2019

Hurricanes have not grown in intensity. Nor are they bigger or stronger.


Climate Clarity

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Saturday, November 16, 2019

China uses half again more energy than the US, to produce  $13.6 trillion vs. $20.5 trillion of GDP. That energy is strikingly weighted to coal (90 vs. 14  QBTU).

Policy InsightsFeaturedEconomy

Environmental Policy Insight

by Terry Anderson, Admiral James O. Ellis Jr., David R. Henderson, John H. Cochrane, George P. Shultzvia PolicyEd
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Whether it is climate change, polluted oceans, or smoggy skies, we owe it to future generations—not to mention our current well-being—to improve our environment. But finding the right answer isn’t always easy. Some proposed solutions would have large negative effects on the economy. Other ideas sound good but don’t have a significant positive effect on the environment. How can we find the best solution?

PoliticsAnalysis and CommentaryEconomy

A Trump-California Infrastructure Deal Is The Unlikeliest Of High-Wire Acts

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, November 14, 2019

After the wildfires subsided in California (though parts of the Golden State are still subject to poor air quality due to residual smoke), it’s back to politics as usual in America’s largest state—meaning, a return to the fire fight between President Trump and Gov. Gavin Newsom.


Elizabeth Economy: Why It Matters: China Doesn't Want Your Trash

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Council on Foreign Relations
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy talks about how for years, industrialized nations across the world shipped enormous quantities of recyclable material to China. Then, in 2018, China banned most waste imports. The reversal sent shock waves through the global recycling system, and forced many towns and cities to start burning and dumping material that they used to recycle.

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Environmental Markets: A Property Rights Approach With Terry Anderson

by Terry Andersonvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Free market environmentalism is a property rights-oriented approach that improves environmental quality and achieves more conservation than traditional regulation.

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Trump And The Paris Climate Accord–Another Promise Kept

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia Breitbart
Monday, November 11, 2019

On November 4, 2019, President Trump made good on yet another promise to the American people.

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5 Lessons We Learned From The California Wildfires

quoting Bill Whalenvia The New York Times
Monday, November 4, 2019

This year’s fire season in California has been affected by blackouts, climate change and a destructive fire two years ago.


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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.