Chris Horner

Chris Horner is a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Global Warming on 15-Year Hold

 

The UK’s Met(eorological) Office has released temperature data confirming the world has not warmed in the past 15 years. (h/t Global Warming Policy Foundation) Why, 15 years ago is… 1997. Hey, that’s also the year the world agreed to the Kyoto Protocol to… halt catastrophic man-made global warming! Wow, that’s some super fast-acting global governance. […]

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Suddenly This Summer

 

“I want to invest that money in clean, affordable, renewable sources of energy like wind power, and solar power, and biofuels, so that we’re not here talking about high gas prices next summer, and the summer after that, and five summers after that. That’s the change we need.” — April 29, 2008 Obama speech in Winston-Salem, “Obama on […]

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FakeGate: Just Another Day at Team Green

 

As I follow FakeGate’s trajectory, on its way to being another instructive crash-n-burn for the global warming industry’s zealots, I see a pretense in certain quarters that Peter Gleick — who I suspect is preparing another shoe for dropping, involving the provenance of the fake memo he touted as real — was operating somehow outside […]

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“Climate” and the Campaign

 

So it seems that Al Gore is lamenting that “the climate crisis” is not an issue in the nascent 2012 campaign for the White House. Meanwhile, ClimateWire (subscription required) reaffirms the popular reportage and claim by UN aficionados and Eurocrats alike, that in December the U.S. agreed in Durban to a “pact, which mandates the […]

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Germany’s Green Bubble Follows Spain’s; Will Congress Waste More Billions on Ours?

 

Today’s headlines (h/t, The Global Warming Policy Foundation) are full of Germany’s green bubble collapsing. Yeah. Just like Spain’s. I told you so. For example, in this testimony from earlier this year accepted for the record by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee I noted, inter alia:  The German Model The one bubble that has […]

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Saving the Planet Once Again in Durban

 

The annual “historic agreement” to meet again later — wait, sorry, that’s “to save the planet” — has been agreed, to the also-annual teary-eyed hugging and standing ovations by EU delegates, at “COP-17”, the negotiations to replace the expiring (after 2012) Kyoto Protocol. On its face, the summary is that the rest of the world […]

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Greens Occupy Wall Street… Again

 

I’m not sure if this is artistic irony or infighting, with the unwashed membership of green groups fighting back against their establishment overlords, but this story, “Environmentalists Join The ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Fray”, is pretty darn hilarious. While this soiled and spoiled mob may not have gotten the memo when recruited on campus, the shaggy […]

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Denmark’s ‘Red Cabinet’ Wheels Into Power

 

The following snaps of the Danish Social Democrats (yes, they call themselves ‘Reds’) wheeling into power, after recent elections ended the conservatives’ long run, are from my Danish in-laws. At least this ostentatious preening of the Reds’ greenness delightfully sets themselves up for exposure later — a spectacle free of clowns piling forth from a Volkswagon only because […]

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Labor I.G. on Green Jobs Programs

 

Well, look at this, on this first business day since the Obama administration rushed literally billions more taxpayer/borrowed dollars out the door to Solyndra-style ‘green jobs’ schemes, by which I mean politically selected projects to create market-unworthy goods or projects at spectacularly high per-job — that’s per-temporary-job — cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars. […]

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Obama Throws Perry a Lifeline

 

Just when Rick Perry needs to restore himself with a restive conservative base, President Obama — presumably thinking he was kicking the guy when he’s down — bails the Texan out with the following at a fundraiser in (naturally) California. According to today’s Greenwire (subscription required): After asking audience members gathered at the San Jose […]

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