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Climate Issue Is Not Being Dealt With In A Candid Way: Hoover’s Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia CNBC
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses how a networked world operates, climate change, and how the US economy under President Trump has won over many skeptics.

Antitrust & Big Tech

interview with Nicolas Petit
Monday, June 10, 2019

A conversation about the history of antitrust law, the consumer welfare standard, and the tech giants.

In the News

The Real Story Behind California Wildfires And Blackouts

quoting Bill Whalenvia Sharyl Attkisson
Sunday, January 19, 2020

Homelessness, illegal immigration, the high cost of living and — fires. As if one of our biggest states isn’t suffering enough, California residents have been told they now face forced blackouts that could come and go for years. That disaster traces directly to the power company Pacific Gas and Electric, PG&E. We sent Lisa Fletcher to the Golden State to find out what’s behind the Disasters and Darkness.


Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, January 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The NEPA Stranglehold."


Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, January 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The NEPA Stranglehold."

In the News

Climate 'Religion' Is Fueling Australia's Wildfires

quoting Josef Joffevia The Hill
Friday, January 17, 2020

Al Gore blames the climate crisis; Barack Obama says Australia’s bushfires are the very real, very urgent consequences of climate change. Hillary Clinton declares we are in a climate emergency.

In the News

UCLA Launches Institute To Explore Legal, Policy Impact Of Emerging Tech

mentioning John Villasenorvia Mirage News
Friday, January 17, 2020

To explore how new technology affects society, privacy, government and public policy, the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and UCLA School of Law have launched the UCLA Institute for Technology, Law and Policy. The cross-disciplinary institute will examine advances in artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, robotics and new forms of digital media to identify the benefits and risks they represent.

Analysis and Commentary

Fewer And Fewer People Die From Climate-Related Natural Disasters

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Facebook
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Over the past hundred years, annual climate-related deaths have declined by 96%. This is clearly opposite of what you normally hear, but that is because we're often just being told of one disaster after another – telling us how *many* events are happening. The number of reported events is increasing, but that is mainly due to better reporting, lower thresholds and better accessibility (the CNN effect). 


The Winning Conservative Climate Solution

by George P. Shultz, Ted Halsteadvia The Washington Post
Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Republican Party’s position on climate change is rapidly evolving, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) saying that we need conservative solutions and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) warning that the party ignores the issue at its own peril. Just Thursday, House Republican leadership, in its first policy conference of the year, presented a new climate strategy to GOP House members.

Analysis and CommentaryNational Security

Chaos In Europe – It's Tricky Being World's Largest Importer Of Gas, Oil And Critic, Too

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Despite its cool Green parties and ambitious wind and solar agendas, Europe remains by far the world’s largest importer of oil and natural gas.


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.