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Paul Driessen's Past Articles

153 articles

Thrice! Taking cancer to the mat


published: May 07, 2011


When my daughter learned she would have to endure still more intensive chemotherapy for her leukemia, a tear welled up in her eye. She would now be homebound at least two more months, and attending...

Carbon and carbon dioxide: Clearing up the confusion


published: April 30, 2011


We are constantly bombarded with information – much of it inaccurate, misleading, even deliberately so. We are frequently told we must reduce carbon emissions, support “carbon disclosu...

Political payback – Oregon style


published: April 23, 2011


Confused visitors will be forgiven for thinking Oregon State University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Congressman Pete DeFazio and the “progressive-socialist” wing of the Democratic P...

The US should follow Europe’s lead


published: April 18, 2011


President Obama and environmentalists often say America should follow Europe’s lead on energy, climate and economic matters. Recent events suggest that we should listen more attentively to t...

Fears and facts


published: April 11, 2011


The ground hadn’t stopped shaking. Tsunami waters had not receded. And yet coverage of this awful natural disaster – a scene of almost unfathomable devastation and death – was alr...

Power for the people


published: April 02, 2011


In a scene reminiscent of Colonial Williamsburg, for 16 years Thabo Molubi and his partner had made furniture in South Africa’s outback, known locally as the “veld,” using nothing...

Welcome to the Third World


published: March 12, 2011


As Britain suffered through its coldest December in a century, families were forced to choose between keeping homes warm and feeding their children nourishing meals – thanks to climate polici...

Wind power: questionable benefits, concealed impacts


published: February 28, 2011


America is running out of natural gas. Prices will soar, making imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) and T Boone Pickens’ wind farm plan practical, affordable and inevitable. That was then. ...

It is strictly prohibited for military superiors to become unduly familiar with subordinates. Officers, and especially officers in command positions,


published: January 15, 2011


Fina’s little body shook for hours with teeth-chattering chills. The next day her torment worsened, as nausea and vomiting continued even after there was nothing left in her stomach. Finally,...

EPA’s Texas power grab


published: January 01, 2011


Any Texas granddaddy will tell you he’s seen it all, when it comes to weather and climate extremes. Tornadoes, hurricanes, heat waves, blizzards, droughts, flash floods, and storms that bring...

Do you believe in magic … climate numbers?


published: December 11, 2010


Average annual global temperatures have risen a degree or two since the Little Ice Age ended some 150 years ago. Thank goodness. The LIA was not a particularly pleasant time. Prolonged winters, ad...

Memo to America: Don’t do carbon trading!


published: December 06, 2010


Senator Harry Reid has repeatedly denounced opposition to carbon trading as “dangerous.” Senator Reid is wrong. It is the House and Senate climate and renewable energy bills that are d...

Lomborg’s wrong solution to a partly real problem


published: November 27, 2010


Bjorn Lomborg has been energetically courting publicity for his new film, “Cool It.” The film has attracted minimal box office sales thus far, but he has been publishing articles at an ...

End the ethanol subsidies


published: November 19, 2010


What am I missing? There must be some aspect of our insane energy policies that I fail to appreciate. “We the People” just booted a boatload of spendthrifts out of Congress, after they...

REAL crimes against humanity


published: November 13, 2010


Last week’s elections resoundingly affirm that America’s top priorities are economic growth, job creation and less Washington control of our lives. The elections are likely the final na...

No more double standards


published: November 01, 2010


False, misleading or fraudulent claims have long brought the wrath of juries, judges and government agencies down on perpetrators. So have substandard manufacturing practices. GlaxoSmith Kle...

Environmental injustice en Español


published: October 08, 2010


Nineteen Latino activist groups recently asked Congress and President Obama to oppose any attempts to delay or scale back proposed Environmental Protection Agency air pollution and climate regulati...

Black Crosses and black deaths


published: October 04, 2010


Are these people crazy? Are they so disconnected from reality that they don’t understand how vital coal is to jobs, living standards, civil rights progress and life itself? How else can anyo...

Greens shackle national security – and renewable energy


published: October 03, 2010


“China’s control of a key minerals market has US military thinkers and policy makers worried about access to materials that are essential for 21st-century technology like smartphones &n...;

Unsustainable cow manure


published: September 21, 2010


Seek a sustainable future! Wind, solar and biofuels will ensure an eco-friendly, climate-protecting, planet-saving, sustainable inheritance for our children. Or so we are told by activists and poli...

“3 Billion and Counting”


published: September 12, 2010


We will eradicate malaria by 2010, stricken families were promised a few years ago. Well, 2010 is nearly gone and, instead of eradication, we have more malaria than before … and a new target...

Street theater “education”


published: September 08, 2010


It’s been a rough few weeks for the “eco-progressive” fringe. Static jet streams induced near-record high temperatures in parts of the United States and Russia, but extreme cold ...

Crisis! New York style vs the real thing


published: August 16, 2010


“Don’t let the bedbugs bite” is no longer a fashionable good-night wish for Big Apple kids, even in the city’s high-rent districts and posh hotels. Growing infestations of t...

Dumb policies just keep coming


published: August 08, 2010


If 10% ethanol in gasoline is good, 15% (E15) will be even better. At least for some folks. We’re certainly heading in that direction – thanks to animosity toward oil, natural gas and ...

Climate proposals threaten pursuit of happiness and justice


published: July 31, 2010


Environmental justice demands that the United States address global warming, the gravest threat facing minority Americans, insist the EPA, Congressional Black Caucus and White House. Are they serio...

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Paul Driessen

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Paul Driessen is senior policy adviser for the Congress of Racial Equality, Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow and Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, and author of Eco-Imperialism: Green Power - Black Death, which documents the harm that restrictive environmental policies often have on poor people, especially in developing countries. He writes and speaks frequently on energy, environmental, economic development, malaria eradication, human rights, global warming and corporate social responsibility issues. His website is



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