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Interviews

Stanford Climate Expert Alice Hill Discusses Ways To Secure Communities And Military Installations In The Face Of Increasing Flooding

interview with Alice Hillvia Stanford News
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Alice Hill discusses issues related to rising seas as well as building US coastal resilience.

Analysis and Commentary

We’ve Failed To Secure Our Coasts — We Must Build Resilience Before It’s Too Late

by Alice Hill, Roger-Mark De Souza, Katharine J. Mach, Christopher B. Field, Meaghan E. Parkervia The Hill
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

As record-setting rains pummel South Texas and Ellicott City struggles to recover from another deadly flood, we are experiencing more reminders that the United States is facing more severe and frequent extreme weather events. Last year’s hurricane season was the most expensive season to date — and arguably one of the most deadly on record. In the eight months since Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria struck our shores, are our coastal areas better prepared for the coming storms?

Analysis and Commentary

The FDA: Challenges For A New Century, A Rough Road Ahead For Would-Be Reformers

by Henry I. Millervia New York University Journal Of Law & Liberty
Friday, June 22, 2018
Most Americans don’t think a lot about the scope, magnitude, and impacts of regulation on their lives. The FDA alone, for example, regulates products that account for more than a trillion dollars annually—25 cents of every consumer dollar, and the average cost (including out of pocket expenses and opportunity costs) to bring a new drug to market is now about $2.6 billion.
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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 Analysis
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.

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