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Building Coastal Resilience For Greater US Security

by Alice Hill, Roger-Mark De Souza, Christopher B. Field, Meaghan E. Parker, Katharine J. Machvia Hoover Institution Press
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Drawing from a series of discussions convened by the Hoover Institution, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, and the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, this essay explores the challenges facing our coastal communities in a series of discussions designed to advance US resilience to climate change impacts, strengthen the sustainability and economic security of coastal infrastructure, and enhance national security.

Interviews

Henry Miller: Organic Marketing Shies From GMO Facts-On-The-Ground

interview with Henry I. Millervia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses how organic marketing shies away from GMO facts-on-the-ground.

In the News

Snopes Deceives Again With CA Water Rationing 'Fact-Check'

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Patriot Post
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

"The laws do not render it illegal for Californians to do laundry and take showers on the same day."

Analysis and Commentary

Moises Velasquez-Manoff On Cows, Carbon Farming, And Climate Change

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Saturday, June 9, 2018

Journalist and author Moises Velasquez-Manoff talks about the role of dirt in fighting climate change with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Velasquez-Manoff explains how changes in farming can allow dirt and plants to absorb carbon and potentially reduce climate change. At the end of the conversation he discusses the state of the science on hygiene, parasites, and auto-immune disorders that he discussed in his previous appearance on EconTalk in 2014.

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Analysis and Commentary

How Republican John Cox Can Win California

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, June 8, 2018

One word: water. This bill [AB 1668] would require the State Water Resources Control Board, in coordination with the Department of Water Resources, to adopt long-term standards for the efficient use of water, as provided, and performance measures for commercial, industrial, and institutional water use on or before June 30, 2022.

Featured

Sea Level Rise Is Pushing Coastal Property Owners To Move To Higher Ground

by Terry Andersonvia CNN
Sunday, June 3, 2018

Despite the apocalyptic drumbeat from climate scientists, most Americans remain skeptical that climate change is the "most urgent threat facing our entire species," as actor Leonardo DiCaprio argues. According to a 2017 Yale poll, only 20% of Americans were "very worried" about global warming. Moreover, a Pew survey found that only 39% of Americans trust scientists "a lot" for "full and accurate information about the causes of global climate change."

Analysis and Commentary

Dishonest Policymaking Stings The European Commission On Honeybee Health

by Henry I. Millervia The Daily Caller
Friday, May 25, 2018
Misconceptions about the physical and biological world can persist long after the science is settled.
Analysis and Commentary

Hawaii Volcano And China Sea Islands Alter World's Geography

by Markos Kounalakisvia McClatchy DC
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Kilauea’s volcanic lava flows are not only burning down Hawaiian homes on their path towards the Pacific Ocean but also creating new territory, adding landmass to the American state and making the Big Island even bigger.
Analysis and Commentary

Ignoring Climate Change Only Compounds Its National Security Risks

by Alice Hillvia Axios
Thursday, May 17, 2018

President Trump’s Defense Department cut all but 1 of 23 mentions of “climate change” from the final draft of a Congressionally mandated report on climate risks — increased flooding, drought, wildfire and extreme temperatures — to U.S. military installations.

Featured

Alexander Hamilton's Solar Panels

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Friday, May 18, 2018

I think I finally have figured out why California is mandating solar panels on top of houses.

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