Outright bans on plastics have an overall negative effect on the environment, and recycling initiatives make for better solutions, according to an Independent Institute report. As climate change becomes a larger political issue, more consideration is being given to bans on plastic products. France became the first country in 2016 to ban plastic plates and cups. The […]
About Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow
In 1985, the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) was founded to promote a positive voice on environment and development issues. Its co-founders, David Rothbard and Craig Rucker, believed very strongly that the power of the market combined with the applications of safe technologies could offer humanity practical solutions to many of the world’s pressing concerns. A number of leading scientists, academics, and policy leaders would also agree with them and soon joined their effort, along with thousands of citizens from around the country.
Today, this Washington DC-based group is a highly respected organization and its voice can be heard relentlessly infusing the environmental debate with a balanced perspective on environmental stewardship. With an influential and impressive scientific advisory board, aggressive collegiate program, CFACT Europe, United Nations representation, Adopt-A-Village project, Global Social Responsibility program, and “Just the Facts” national radio commentary, CFACT has and continues to offer genuine positive solutions to today’s global challenges.
The organization has been termed “invaluable” by the Arizona Republic, it has been lauded for its “effort to bring sound science to the environmental debate” by a former president of the National Academy of Sciences, and has been praised by a respected Boston Globe columnist for “a record of supplying absolutely solid information.” To learn more please visit: www.CFACT.org.
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By Paul Driessen and Roger Bezdek. Judge William Alsup has a BS in engineering, has written computer programs for his ham radio hobby, delves deeply into the technical aspects of numerous cases before him, and even studied other programming languages for a complex Oracle v. Google lawsuit. As presiding judge in People of the State of California v. BP, […]
After a decade of litigation involving hundreds of thousands of dollars in attorneys’ fees, Virginia farmer Martha Boneta has reached a settlement in her $2 million lawsuit against a husband-and-wife team of realtors whom she accused of colluding with an environmental group to drive her off her land. While the terms of the settlement cannot […]
The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been so ineffective at recovering species that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has fabricated a record of success. That’s the finding from Robert Gordon in a Heritage Foundation report. New Heritage Foundation report highlights failures of Endangered Species Act “The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been so ineffective […]
CFACT barnstormed CPAC, The Conservative Political Action Conference, this weekend with a series of activities that culminated in a light saber duel between “Green Energy” Darth Vader and the “Reliable Energy” Jedi! “We thought this would get the point across to the crowd pretty easily: That so-called ‘green’ energy that needs subsidies is the bad […]
It didn’t take long at the UN’s “World Urban Forum,” currently underway in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for those assembled to voice their displeasure with American freedom. “We’re not sure what happened to North America [audience laughter] but we’re trying to make sustainable development great again,” said a panel of European Union mayors and city planners. […]
This week President Trump declared an “America first” defense policy. Energy independence is its cornerstone. Despite everything government can do to mess things up, the free market drove the shale energy revolution. Today we are fracking our way to genuine energy independence. This drives the anti-energy Greens nuts. CFACT is just back from a (frozen) […]
COP 23, the UN climate conference in Bonn, Germany, ended with a coal-powered whimper. The point of the meeting was to write the rule book for the Paris Climate Agreement that President Obama signed the U.S. onto. President Trump then declared that the U.S. would exit Paris and make no future payments to the UN’s […]
CFACT joined a champagne toast to America’s withdrawal from the UN’s Paris Climate Accord at the EIKE scientific conference in Dusseldorf. Conference-goers are united in their conviction that the UN imposes massive economic and political costs upon developed nations that cannot be justified by the benefits, of which there may be none, flowing from the […]
What’s missing at this year’s big UN climate conference? The American pavilion. When President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the UN’s Paris Climate Accord, he also cut back on the American presence in the UN process. Sure, the official State Department representatives are here, but the sideshow is tellingly absent. In past years the U.S. […]
It’s not easy to be a climate campaigner. From Gore on down, their hysterical predictions never seem to come to pass. If they didn’t play in a rigged game, they’d have no game at all. Marc Morano compiles a host of their failed prophecies of doom-and-gloom over at CFACT’s award-winning Climate Depot news and information service. Make Climate […]
Labeling food as “organic” is big business. So-called “organic” food has become popular, though people are often surprised by just how political “organic” agriculture is and how illusory any benefits often turn out to be. The keepers of the “organic” label can function as a guild, using the label as a a barrier to competition. […]
The fires ravaging California have caused heart-rending devastation. Forty-one people have lost their lives and damages are now estimated to top $3 billion. Never ones to let a “serious crisis go to waste,” Green pressure groups are shamelessly attributing the fires to global warming and claiming that this years fires ravaged the largest area ever […]
President Obama infamously said, “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone – and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions.” This he did with a vengeance. One of the most egregious areas he wielded his menacing pen was in expanding federal control over wilderness areas with use […]
“The war against coal is over” was the message coming out of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s visit with coal miners yesterday in Hazard, Kentucky. Today Pruitt signed a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” beginning the regulatory process to repeal President Obama’s Orwellian-named “Clean Power Plan.” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt minced no words: “The Obama administration pushed […]