NCPA Media: Environment
Apr 24, 2007
Canada to Follow U.S. Policy Lead, Says NCPA Scholar
News out of both China and Canada is bolstering the Bush administration's decision not to ratify the Kyoto global warming treaty, choosing instead to seek technological innovation and participation in the Asian-Pacific partnership on Clean Development and Climate.
Apr 11, 2007
Report High on Shock, Low on Evidence says NCPA Scholars
According to the NCPA, the recent severe and costly hurricanes are the beginning of a completely natural, not at all unusual, multi-decadal cycle that scientists have monitored for more than 100 years.
Apr 03, 2007
Court Only Ruled EPA Has Authority to Regulate, Notes NCPA Scholar
The Environment Protection Agency is not required to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from tailpipes, contrary to the impression fostered in media reports about the U.S. Supreme Court's "rebuking the Bush Administration for its inaction."
Mar 21, 2007
Movie and Books Rife with Mistakes and Misstatements, Says NCPA's Burnett
While former Vice President Al Gore did his best to limit his exposure to serious critiques in today's Congressional hearings, a scholar with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) says "he cannot hide from the various mistakes, misstatements and outright falsehoods in his movie and books on global warming."
Mar 15, 2007
Flood Plain Rule a Change Only a Lawyer Could Love, says NCPA's Burnett
In an effort to discourage developers from building on large areas of wetland by offering them waivers to build on smaller ones without environmental reviews, the Army Corps of Engineers issued new construction rules last week that have upset environmentalists and developers alike.
Feb 28, 2007
Perverse Incentives to Over-Fish Are Creating Undersea Wasteland, Notes NCPA Scholar
American and world fisheries have entered a period of rapid and unprecedented decline.
Feb 21, 2007
U.S. Action Besting European Treaties and Regulations, Notes NCPA Scholar
Despite constant criticism from environmental activists at home and across Europe claiming the U.S. government is doing nothing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, new evidence suggests America's efforts are more effective than those of Europe's.
Feb 02, 2007
Report Reduces Amount of Warming Estimated Compared to Previous Reports, Notes NCPA Scholar
Contrary to ominous news reports, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) summary report shows less expected warming and lower estimated sea level rise than previous reports.