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Paul Driessen's Past Articles

169 articles

A few questions for climate alarmists


published: May 15, 2010


The new Kerry-Lieberman climate bill mandates a 17% reduction in US carbon dioxide emissions by 2020. It first targets power plants that provide reliable, affordable electricity for American homes,...

Lessons from the Gulf blowout


published: May 09, 2010


Transocean’s semi-submersible drilling vessel Deepwater Horizon was finishing work on a wellbore that had found oil 18,000 feet beneath the seafloor, in mile-deep water fifty miles off the Lo...

(Desperately) Looking for Arctic warming


published: May 03, 2010


First American Ann Bancroft and Norwegian Liv Arnesen trekked off across the Arctic in the dead of the 2007 winter, “to raise awareness about global warming,” by showcasing the wide exp...

Disclosing the real risks of climate change


published: February 08, 2010


We are not weighing in on the climate debate. We are not opining on whether the world’s climate is changing, at what pace or due to what causes, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Ma...

Not exactly Mother Teresa


published: January 18, 2010


Should corporate ethics principles apply only to profit-making companies? Or should they also cover nonprofit corporations, especially those that badger for-profits to be more “socially responsible...

Taxpayer Robbery Gate


published: December 28, 2009


Aside from ideologues, hydrocarbon haters, Gaia worshipers, profiteers and power-grabbing politicians, most of the sentient world is beginning to realize that the hysteria over global warming disas...

Life in a box


published: December 21, 2009


“Life in a box is better than no life at all,” playwright Tom Stoppard famously opined, through the personage of Rosencrantz. (Or was it Guildenstern?) That’s lucky for us, because our energy, e...

Cleaning out the climate science cesspool


published: November 30, 2009


As frigid Copenhagen prepares for the upcoming Climate Armageddon confab, a predictable barrage of hothouse horrors has been unleashed, to advance proposals to slash hydrocarbon use and carbon diox...

An alarmist modeler’s history of climate change


published: November 17, 2009


Behind the persistent global warming scare is the hypothesis and assertion that increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are causing Earth to warm dangerously. The thesis is espoused most promi...

Al Gore: Junk science huckster


published: November 14, 2009


House Global Warming Subcommittee Chairman Ed Markey (D-MA) was outraged that a renegade freelance lobbyist had sent a dozen phony letters to members of Congress, urging them to vote against cap-an...

All Pain, No Gain


published: November 13, 2009


“Electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket” under cap-and-trade,” President Obama has admitted. “Industry will have to retrofit its operations. That will cost money, and...

IBD commentary -- Climate assumptions from another planet


published: October 19, 2009


As the 821-page Kerry-Boxer climate bill gets fast-tracked in the Senate, as a companion to the 1427-page House bill, it is critical that we reexamine the assumptions behind cap-tax-and-trade legis...

None dare call it fraud


published: October 16, 2009


Imagine the reaction if investment companies provided only rosy stock and economic data to prospective investors; manufacturers withheld chemical spill statistics from government regulators; or med...

Adapting to climate change through technology


published: September 21, 2009


“Since when did you become a global warming alarmist?” I kidded Norman midway into our telephone conversation a few weeks before this amazing scientist and humanitarian died. “Wh...

They Disturbing Limits of Modern Discourse


published: August 10, 2009


Bill O'Reilly continues his harangue that conservatives should just drop the Obama birth certificate controversy. From where I sit, health care, the deficit and cash-for-clunkers dominate the cons...

Africa’s real climate crisis


published: July 30, 2009


Life in Africa is often nasty, impoverished and short. AIDS kills 2.2 million Africans every year, say WHO reports. Lung infections cause 1.4 million deaths, malaria 1 million more, intestinal dise...

Forests of concrete and steel


published: July 23, 2009


Boone Pickens, Nacel Energy, Vestas Iberia and others have been issuing statements and running ads, extolling the virtues of wind as an affordable, sustainable energy resource. Renewable energy rea...

US government’s climate con-job


published: June 23, 2009


Suppose a company doctored data, misrepresented study findings, replaced observations with computer simulations, and hired PR flacks to promote its new “wonder drug.” News stories, cong...

Global warming 'bait-and-switch'


published: March 06, 2009


Fred Schwindel’s TV City ad promises 40” flat screen televisions for $200. You rush to his store, to learn he’s “fresh out” – but has some 42” models for $...

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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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