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New Study Finds Electric Cars Cost More To Refuel Than Gasoline Powered Cars

By Dr. Rich Swier Anderson Economic Group EV Transition Series: Report Comparison: Real World Cost of Fueling EVs and ICE Vehicles compared the actual costs of fueling normally asperated cars and trucks versus all electric vehicles. Read the full study here. The Anderson study noted that Electronic Vehicles (EVs) are, “often presumed to be less expensive to fuel […]

3 Environmental Doomsday Myths, Debunked

By MercatorNet – Navigating Modern Complexities Climate change is real, but it’s not the end of the world. For many, thinking about the future of our planet is terrifying. According to a global survey reported by the BBC, 56 percent of young people believe that humanity is doomed because of climate change and 45 percent say that […]

A Mad Rush for Coal As India and China Suspend Climate Correctness

By Vijay Raj Jayaraj Editors’ Note:  Conservatives are generally split into two camps regarding global warming. Some feel that man’s activities have little or nothing to do with natural changes. Others feel we are contributing but feel money is better spent addressing specific problems with targeted solutions (sea walls, more air conditioning, nuclear power, water desalinization, […]

The ‘Build Back Better Baskets’ — All Tricks but No Treats?

By Dr. Rich Swier Here’s a video of Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) explaining Biden’s Build Back Better (BBB) agenda. Pelosi also characterizes BBB as “transformative” which sounds eerily like Obama’s promise to “fundamentally transform” America. Pelosi states, ‘The Build Back Better is 3 Baskets. ‘It’s Climate, Health, Jobs, Security and Moral Responsibility.” According to the White House […]

AWED Newsletter: We cover COVID to Climate, as well as Energy to Elections.

By John Droz, Jr. Welcome! We cover COVID to Climate, as well as Energy to Elections. Note 1: Each issue has a link, so it’s simple to share on social media. Note 2: Our two recent powerful COVID-19 reports are here and here. — This Newsletter’s Articles, by Topic — COVID-19 — Repeated Important Information: […]

VIDEO: CFACT is at the 14th International Conference on Climate Change — ICCC-14

By Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow VIDEO: CFACT is at the 14th International Conference on Climate Change – ICCC-14 – Dr. Rich Swier Copyright © 2021 DrRichSwier.com LLC. A Florida Cooperation. All rights reserved. The DrRichSwier.com is a not-for-profit news forum for intelligent Conservative commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own. Republishing of […]

Here Are All The Green New Deal Handouts Democrats Wedged Into Their $3.5 Trillion Budget

By The Daily Caller Democrats have inserted numerous provisions and subsidy programs into their $3.5 trillion budget that would benefit green energy companies and speed the transition to renewables. “The whole thing is ridiculous,” Myron Ebell, the director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, told the Daily Caller News […]

China’s Stunning Green Energy Collapse Should Come As No Surprise

By John Eidson As reported in the FrontPageMag article “Red China Tried To Go Green, Now It’s Going Dark,” the U.S. is currently experiencing widespread supply chain disruptions caused in part by China’s disastrous renewable energy collapse, which has led to a severely crippled economy brought on by widespread power blackouts. Democrats tout green energy as a […]

Millions Died Thanks to the Mother of Environmentalism

By Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) On Jan. 24, 2017, PBS aired a two-hour special on Rachel Carson, the mother of the environmental movement. Although the program crossed the line from biography to hagiography, in Carson’s case, the unbridled praise was well deserved – with one exception. Rachel Carson was an American hero. In the […]

Sorry, World Bank and Mainstream Media, Climate Change Not Driving Immigration

By H. Sterling Burnett A Google news search today of the term “climate change” turns up dozens of stories carried by the mainstream media claiming a study from the World Bank shows climate change could force more than 200 million people to migrate within the borders of their own countries from farms to cities. Like […]

Controversial BLM Pick Tracy Stone-Manning Confirmed To Lead Agency

By Neland Nobel That elections have consequences is certainly more than a slogan. It could not be more true when it comes to this pick for this agency.  Democrats have confirmed a bona fide Eco-Terrorist to run the Bureau of Land Management that supervises much of our public lands and those that use them.  This […]

Climate Facts In One Minute

By Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow  The Left is notorious for burying information beneath thousands of pages to hide the truth behind climate change. The recent 4,000-page AR6 Climate report from the UN’s IPCC is a case in point. Wouldn’t it be nice to get the straight facts without having to sort through countless […]

STOP National Heritage Areas! Or Death by a thousand cuts.

 When I first learned of a plan to create a National Heritage Area (NHA) in NW Florida, I learned it would supposedly create economic development through historic and cultural tourism and would showcase our historic sites. That didn’t sound concerning.  Then I discovered that it would encompass 14 counties, be funded through your hard […]

FAIR AND BALANCED AWED NEWSLETTER: We cover COVID to Climate, as well as Energy to Elections.

Welcome! We cover COVID to Climate, as well as Energy to Elections. Note 1: Each issue now has a link, so it’s simple to share on social media. We’re also hoping that the new Newsletter format makes it easier to read. Note 2: Our two recent powerful reports on COVID-19 are here and here. Note […]

Wind And Solar Folly In Detail

The Lower 48 states of the US cover four time zones. The sun sets in California about 3 hours after the sun sets in New York. One must wonder if the folks running the government in Washington DC are aware of this. President Joe Biden’s plan for a climate-friendly electric grid depends on his administration’s […]

Eliminating Crude Oil Is Like Jumping Out Of A Plane Without A Chute

The world and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are proposing banishment of fossil fuels and are focused on reducing emissions from fossil fuels at any costs, but a safety net of having a viable replacement should be in place before we jump off that cliff. Banning oil imports, fracking, and ceasing oil production […]

Harry and Meghan – “influential” eco frauds

Prince-in-name-only Harry Windsor and his wife Meghan Markle really, really care about the planet and climate change. We know this because they often tell us. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (who reside eight time zones away from their monarchical fiefdom) now grace the cover of the latest issue of Time magazine for being among the “100 Most Influential People.” This, after last July when […]

Forest Service Sees Bipartisan Anger in Arizona Over Killed Wildfire Prevention Contract

The U.S Forest Service announced the cancellation of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI), prompting criticism from Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and U.S. Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema. “The Forest Service blindsided Arizonans with their decision to cancel the long-awaited 4FRI contract,” Kelly said in a press release. “This is unacceptable and is only […]

How the Left Is Spreading Global Warming Alarmism on the Right

If there’s one thing the Left knows cold, it’s deception. From Vladimir Lenin to Saul Alinsky, leftists are unparalleled masters of the art of victory through hoodwinking: Defeating opponents by fooling them into false agreement. Owning the battlefield in this war starts with controlling the language. We’ve seen this play out in the debate over […]

VIDEO: Drilling Into The Truth Behind Fracking

Few things have been demonized by the liberal media as much as the process of hydraulic fracturing, aka “fracking,” for oil and natural gas. To counter the Left’s misinformation on the subject, CFACT has produced a new video of our Conservation Nation YouTube series titled: Drilling into the Truth Behind Fracking. You can watch it […]

Democrats Aim To Choke Off Arctic Drilling With Provision Tucked Into Reconciliation Package

Tucked into the massive legislation are restored protections to bar drilling within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s 1002 Area. House Democrats are seeking to exploit the reconciliation process with a $3.5 trillion dollar package in pursuit of high-priority progressive programs. That wish list includes a litany of items on the left-wing green agenda, with protections […]

Democrats’ “Climate Change” Is Fake But Their Taxes Are Real

Climate alarmism provides an excuse for increased taxation of fossil fuel companies, which inevitably shift this cost burden to the consumer. Sports coaches preach having “no memory.”  Meaning you have to forget your mistakes. A football quarterback has to forget his last pass was an interception. Because he needs to think about his next pass. […]

AWED Newsletter: Covering COVID to Climate, as well as Energy to Elections

Welcome! We cover COVID to Climate, as well as Energy to Elections. Note 1: Each issue now has a link, so it’s simple to share on social media. We’re also hoping that the new Newsletter format makes it easier to read. Note 2: Our two recent powerful reports on COVID-19 are here and here. Note […]

Burning Batteries Pose A Huge Risk To EV Mandates

Editors’ Note: Progressives and the Green Industrial Complex are hell-bent on using your money (state subsidies) to force the public into “green energy” and particularly, electric cars. Instead of what occurred earlier at the turn of the 20th century when gasoline, kerosene, steam, and electric cars competed openly and fairly with each other, our elites […]

Carbon Tracking Credit Cards

The ability to constantly digitally track and record what we do exposes us to the potential for monstrous abuse. Witness the use of “social credit” scores by the Chinese Communist Party to intimidate and control. Now they’re rolling out new CO2 tracking credit cards.  What could go wrong? Marc Morano posted to Climate Depot that: The new […]

The Myth That Hurricanes Are Getting Worse [Because of Climate Change]

Claims that hurricanes are becoming more frequent and far more powerful (and deadly) are rampant. But are they true? In the wake of the destruction of Hurricane Ida, President Joe Biden this week traveled to storm-ravaged areas of New Jersey and New York to deliver a “code red” climate change message to the world: extreme weather poses […]

The Future of American Cars Is Not All-Electric

Environmental elites like to cast their creeds as unshakeable and their doctrines as inevitable. Take these three: The Earth is only getting hotter, human survival depends upon radical lifestyle changes, and governments are taking action on the climate whether we like it or not. Or this: America will slowly phase out all oil, natural gas, […]

House Republicans Probe EPA Official’s Ties to Chinese-Controlled University

Republican members of a key House committee are demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency provide records related to a political appointee’s continued ties with a university controlled by the Chinese government. Christopher Frey, the deputy assistant administrator of EPA for science policy who was appointed in early February by President Joe Biden, disclosed in his […]

World’s Dirtiest Cities List Raises Issue: Why Don’t Politicians Call Out China?

Editors’ Note: We remain skeptical that so-called greenhouse gases are causing the earth’s temperature to rise. Even if so, there are cheaper, less intrusive ways of dealing with the issues emanating from minor changes in temperature than the arrogant schemes of central planners, who can’t even govern our major cities, but yet insist they are […]

Woke Companies Must Wakeup On ESG

Growing numbers of companies, banks, universities and investment houses are adopting Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards and disclosure rules. They’re pressured to do so by activists, legislators and regulators. Many expect to get rich via taxpayer-subsidized “renewable” energy projects. Nearly all hope to “greenwash” their reputations, by claiming they’ll “make the world a better […]