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The Daily 202: How A Conservative Think Tank Is Trying To Tackle Climate Change

featuring Hoover Institution, George P. Shultz, Admiral Gary Roughead, Alice Hill, Condoleezza Ricevia The Washington Post
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

While President Trump is systematically rolling back his predecessor’s efforts to combat climate change, the conservative Hoover Institution is trying to address the reality of rising temperatures, higher sea levels and more extreme weather. 

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Area 45: How To Build Resilience To Catastrophic Events With Alice Hill

interview with Alice Hillvia Area 45
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Assessing the Climate-Change Climate.


Identifying Smart Climate Change Policies

by David R. Henderson, John H. Cochrane via Policyed.org
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Climate change is a divisive topic, but the conversation rarely moves past the issue of whether or not the Earth is warming. A more prudent approach would be to focus on the economic benefits and costs of proposed environmental policies. That way we make sure to spend our resources in the most effective way.

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Pit Bulls And Feral Cattle - California's New Wild West

quoting Terry Andersonvia CityWatch
Monday, March 12, 2018

Los Angeles Animal Services and other local animal-control agencies and rescue groups cite Pit Bulls and feral cats as California's biggest humane challenges today. Cows are pretty low on their list of trending animal-related public safety/health issues. Thus, in 2018, it is hard to envision that, less than a two-hour drive from opulent Beverly Hills and celebrity-studded Hollywood, reality is transformed into danger and destruction by wild Pit Bulls and feral long-horn cattle.


Trump Is Reorganizing The Public Land Leviathan - And DC Bureaucrats Are Not Happy

by Terry Andersonvia Fox News
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Not since the Reagan administration has the Secretary of Interior received so much attention. Then Reagan’s interior secretary, James Watt, without the aid of a Twitter account, polarized the electorate saying there are “liberals and Americans.” That and other provocative statements led Time Magazine to include him in its list of the “Top 10 Worst Cabinet Members.”

Resilience And The Climate Threat

with Alice Hill
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

In early February, the Trump administration unveiled a $1.5-trillion infrastructure plan that has received criticism on several fronts. Chief among the complaints is a lack of planning for civil and infrastructure disruptions resulting from extreme weather and a changing climate. But the Trump administration isn’t unique in this regard: studies indicate that governments around the world underinvest in infrastructure resilience by at least 70 percent. But what do we mean when we say “resilience?” And who benefits from efforts that do exist?

Analysis and Commentary

An Overview Of “Resilience” And Climate Change

by Alice Hill, William Kakenmastervia Taylor and Francis Online
Monday, February 19, 2018

What do we mean when we speak in terms of “resilience?” Why has “resilience” become the hot buzzword, and why is it useful for political leaders who want to avoid saying the words “climate change?” Will the choice of words make a difference when it comes to the need to design infrastructure – roads, bridges, tunnels, houses, factories, power plants, airports, railroads – with rising sea levels, increased storms, and hotter temperatures in mind?

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Feral Cattle Create Crisis In SoCal

quoting Terry Andersonvia Drovers
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

A herd of least 150 feral cattle have become more than a nuisance in one of Southern California’s popular hiking areas. Officials and conservation agents say the cattle pose a threat to tourists and are damaging the ecosystem in the Mojave Preserve and Sand to Snow National Monument, located about two hours east of Los Angeles.


Area 45: On Top Of The World With David Slayton

interview with Commander David Slaytonvia Area 45
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Arctic Ocean and global strategic concerns.

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'Cross Examination Is Going To Be Brutal': NYU Law Prof Says Climate Change Litigation Is A Loser

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Legal Newsline
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

California officials who made dire climate change predictions about their localities' futures in litigation against energy companies, but not in bond offerings, probably know by now their litigation is doomed, a New York University law professor said during a recent interview.


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