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Climate Change Becoming A ‘Top-Tier Issue’

quoting Bill Whalenvia Daily Democrat
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Scientists have warned for the last 30 years about the dangers of climate change — more droughts, forest fires and catastrophic weather — as the Earth continues to warm from fossil fuel pollution.

Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution Collection, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives
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Opinion: The Power Of Informal Networks

quoting Niall Fergusonvia DW Akademie
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

In his latest book, historian Niall Ferguson discusses the way networks influence history. This can help us understand the conflicts in the world today, such as the protests in Hong Kong, says Alexander Görlach.

In the News

More On Greta Thunberg's Guilt Trip

quoting Niall Ferguson, Bjorn Lomborgvia Independent Women's Forum
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Greta Thunberg, as you probably know, is the 16-year-old who arrived in New York by “emissions free yacht” to attend, by invitation, a U.N. event on climate change.

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Mattis Says China's Crackdown On Hong Kong Protesters Is A Sign Of China's Dangerous Ambitions

featuring General Jim Mattisvia Business Insider
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Retired Gen. Jim Mattis, whose resignation sent shockwaves through the US military and its allies last year, opted to answer questions about political leaders like President Trump obliquely at a Tuesday think tank event. But he wasn't so tightlipped on another topic: China.


Jim Mattis On Leadership And Staying Mum On Trump

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Amanpour (CNN International)
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow James Mattis discusses his latest book Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Leadand his time as secretary of defense.


Fmr. Sec. Of Defense Jim Mattis Says Americans 'Admire' The Military Because 'We Are Apolitical'

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Morning Joe (MSNBC)
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow James Mattis discusses how the American public admires the military's 'apolitical' status and why he believes military leaders should keep their political opinions private.

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Green Tyranny And The Tragedy Of The Eco-Commons

quoting Thomas Sowellvia American Thinker
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

"The tragedy of the commons" is a phrase that describes the societal loss of resources through individual selfishness.  In agrarian cultures, sheep, cows or other animals were often maintained in a "commons" where individual farm families would use large shared areas to pasture animals collectively.  This worked well, unless an individual farmer exceeded the carrying capacity of the common to increase his personal wealth -- and if all the farmers did that, the common would be destroyed.

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More Information Essential To Evaluate The Renewable Energy Idea

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

What we hear about almost ceaselessly is the impending environmental catastrophe facing the world. Despite the tremendous progress the U.S. has made in reducing its carbon emissions, which we are told is what is causing, or hastening, the crisis, more must be done.

Analysis and Commentary

Beware Greta Thunberg’s Science Fiction — The End Of The World Is Not Nigh

by Niall Ferguson quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia Boston Globe
Monday, September 2, 2019

In 15th-century Peru, we learned last week, children were sacrificed to propitiate to the Chimú gods, in an attempt to end natural disasters caused by the climatic phenomenon we now call, appropriately enough, El Niño.

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The Amazon Fire And Phony Environmentalism

mentioning Bjorn Lomborgvia Merion West
Thursday, August 29, 2019

The Amazon is on fire. Is this a catastrophe? Of course it is. Who is to blame? It’s complicated. Global warming certainly seems to have to do with it. As such, there have been desperate attempts to speed up and strengthen the Paris Agreement. 


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.