NCPA Media: Environment

  • Aug 14, 2007

    NASA Backtracks On 1998 Warmest Year Claim

    NASA Corrects 120 Years Worth of Bad Data, Notes NCPA Expert

    The warmest year on record is no longer 1998 and not because it has been overtaken by a recent heat wave.  NASA scientist James Hansen's famous claims about 1998 being the warmest year on record in the U.S. was the result of a serious math error, according to H. Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).


  • Aug 08, 2007

    Senate Bill Will Cut Economic Growth, Not Global Warming

    Attempts to Control Greenhouse Gas Emissions Would Hurt The Economy, Says NCPA's Burnett

    A study released this week by the Energy Information Administration reported that U.S. economic output would be reduced by $533 billion over 20 years if recently proposed legislation to off-set green house gas emissions is enacted.


  • Jul 11, 2007

    Congress All Talk On Global Warming

    Rhetoric is Free; Turning Rhetoric into Policy is Costly, Says NCPA's Burnett

    From former Vice President Al Gore's recent turn as movie producer and rock concert promoter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's specially created climate change committee, politicians often go to great lengths to propagate the belief that energy use must be reduced to combat catastrophic global warming.


  • Jun 29, 2007

    House Should Shun Senate CAFE Standards

    Raising CAFE Standards Will Do More Harm Than Good, Say NCPA Expert

    The House of Representatives should ignore the Senate's recent call to dramatically raise Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards.


  • Jun 22, 2007

    Proposed EPA Smog Standards Unrealistic

    Air Pollution Hysteria Prompting Unfounded Ozone Fears, Say NCPA Expert

    Reducing smog emissions standards from the current 85 parts per billion (ppb) to between 70 ppb and 75 ppb, as recently suggested by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), is virtually impossible.


  • Jun 21, 2007

    China Surpasses US As Top CO2 Emitter

    If Emissions Must Be Cut, Developing Countries Need To Participate, Say NCPA Experts

    China is now the world leader in carbon dioxide emissions, news that reinforces the need for the developing countries to be included in plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


  • Jun 06, 2007

    New EPA Wetland Regulations A Victory For Private Property Owners

    Agencies Must Now Demonstrate Strong Burden of Proof to Protect Seasonal Wetlands

    The Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have issued guidelines for determining whether seasonal wetlands fall under government jurisdiction, finally giving landowners, federal regulators and state officials clearer guidance about which wetlands are under federal control.


  • May 25, 2007

    Europe Lectures On Emissions, While U.S. Acts

    U.S. CO2 Emissions Fall While European Emissions Increased

    In the war of words over climate change, European policy makers often lecture their American counterparts about carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions and the need to sign international energy reduction agreements. Yet recent reports show that the U.S. is actually doing a better job of controlling its CO2 emissions.