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Analysis and Commentary

Environment Costs Of Reforming Methane Rule Are Trivial

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Let’s actually pay attention to the science.

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Area 45: California: Back In Blackouts Again?

interview with James L. Sweeneyvia Area 45
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

James Sweeney explains the differences between crises present and past, and suggests ways California can better balance population and environmental concerns. 

Bureaucrats and Indians

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

American Indian tribes are quite competent to manage the federal lands they know so well, and Washington should let them do so.

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GoodFellows: Chilling Out On Climate With Bjorn Lomborg

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Earlier this year, the world’s elites agonized over climate change as the planet’s great existential crisis. And then along came a global pandemic. Hoover senior fellows John Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, and Hoover visiting fellow Bjorn Lomborg—this week’s guest “GoodFellow” and the author of a new book on the climate-change debate—discuss where the “environmental justice” movement is taking America and the world’s nations.

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Bjorn Lomborg Declares “False Alarm” on Climate Hysteria

interview with Bjorn Lomborgvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, July 28, 2020


This week, a conversation with Bjorn Lomborg, a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, the president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, and one of the foremost climate experts in the world today. His new book, False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planetis an argument for treating climate as a serious problem but not an extinction-level event requiring such severe and drastic steps as rewiring a large part of the culture and the economy.

In the News

Carl Brady: The False Alarm Of Climate Change

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia Times Call
Sunday, July 19, 2020
The meme of human-caused catastrophic global warming/climate change has now persisted in our world for over 25 years. A corollary meme that the world can only be saved from this impending catastrophe by replacing all fossil fuels with renewable energy, primarily wind and solar, has existed almost as long.

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Fossil Fuel Strangulation By Judicial Decree."

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Bjorn Lomborg: False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts The Poor, And Fails To Fix The Planet | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Podcasts
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Bjorn Lomborg Discusses False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts The Poor, And Fails To Fix The Planet.

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The Cult of Climatism

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

The religion of global warming preaches doom and punishment, even as its own high priests hedge their bets. Meanwhile, its fearful, furious dogmas make a cooperative response to climate change all but impossible.

Analysis and Commentary

Isabella Tree On Wilding

by Russ Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, March 16, 2020

Author and conservationist Isabella Tree talks about her book Wilding with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Tree and her husband decided to turn their three and a half acre farm, the Knepp Castle Estate, into something wilder, a place for wild ponies, wild pigs, wild oxen, and an ever-wider variety of birds and bugs. The conversation covers the re-wilding phenomenon, the complexity of natural systems, and the nature of emergent order.


Research Teams

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.

The Arctic Security Initiative addresses the strategic and security implications of increased Arctic activity and identifies opportunities for shaping a safe, secure, and prosperous Arctic.