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In the News

Steps To Reduce The Risk Of Wildfires In California

quoting James L. Sweeneyvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

[Subscription Required] Three experts share their views on what policy makers can do.

In the News

Warmer Winters Won’t Mean Fewer Deaths

quoting Thomas Gale Moorevia Bloomberg
Monday, November 18, 2019

Temperature isn’t the only reason mortality spikes from December to March.

In the News

Hurricanes Aren't Stronger

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia Carolina Coast Online
Saturday, November 16, 2019

Hurricanes have not grown in intensity. Nor are they bigger or stronger.


Climate Clarity

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Saturday, November 16, 2019

China uses half again more energy than the US, to produce  $13.6 trillion vs. $20.5 trillion of GDP. That energy is strikingly weighted to coal (90 vs. 14  QBTU).

In the News

‘Climatism’ And The Apocalypse

quoting Josef Joffevia National Review
Friday, November 15, 2019

The argument that some strains of environmentalism (in particularly in the area of climate change) have strongly religious characteristics is not a new one, but not all religions are the same: The defining characteristic of (again) some aspects of the current climate change crusade (I use that word deliberately) tie into a specifically millenarian religious tradition, something that is now attracting the attention it deserves.

Policy InsightsFeaturedEconomy

Environmental Policy Insight

by Terry Anderson, Admiral James O. Ellis Jr., David R. Henderson, John H. Cochrane, George P. Shultzvia PolicyEd
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Whether it is climate change, polluted oceans, or smoggy skies, we owe it to future generations—not to mention our current well-being—to improve our environment. But finding the right answer isn’t always easy. Some proposed solutions would have large negative effects on the economy. Other ideas sound good but don’t have a significant positive effect on the environment. How can we find the best solution?

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Roles And Responsibilities Of Information Intermediaries

by Wolfgang Schulzvia Aegis Paper Series
Thursday, November 14, 2019

While many countries have initially opted to give online platforms a “safe harbor,” for speech, we are now witnessing trends to weaken that protection. In Europe, this includes the creation of regulatory regimes that aim at reducing misinformation and that specifically address the role of social media platforms and other information intermediaries. Regulatory attempts such as the German Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG) can serve as an example. The paper analyzes those approaches from a human-rights perspective and argues that the platforms’ ability to assess the context of content plays a major role in determining whether “new school regulation” sets proportional limits to freedom of speech.

PoliticsAnalysis and CommentaryEconomy

A Trump-California Infrastructure Deal Is The Unlikeliest Of High-Wire Acts

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, November 14, 2019

After the wildfires subsided in California (though parts of the Golden State are still subject to poor air quality due to residual smoke), it’s back to politics as usual in America’s largest state—meaning, a return to the fire fight between President Trump and Gov. Gavin Newsom.


Elizabeth Economy: Why It Matters: China Doesn't Want Your Trash

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Council on Foreign Relations
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy talks about how for years, industrialized nations across the world shipped enormous quantities of recyclable material to China. Then, in 2018, China banned most waste imports. The reversal sent shock waves through the global recycling system, and forced many towns and cities to start burning and dumping material that they used to recycle.

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Port Neches-Groves ISD Attacked By Ransomware

quoting Herbert Linvia Beaumont Enterprise
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Port Neches-Groves ISD lost access to files on all computer systems Tuesday afternoon after being attacked by ransomware, a type of cyberattack that renders files unusable and then demands money for restoring access.


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.