H. Sterling Burnett

H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.

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The Myth of Climate Refugees

Climate change is not the cause of illegal immigration.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Directs State Power Regulator to Improve Electric Reliability

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent a letter to the state’s Public Utility Commission directing it to take immediate action to improve electric reliability across the state.

The Red Queen Would Be Proud of the Impossibly Inconsistent Climate Disaster Claims

Above- or below-average snowfall, monsoon rains, or rising or falling Great Lake levels or wind speeds may be indications of climate change, but only if a single, consistent direction of change is sustained over decades. If, instead, these patterns shift back and forth annually or every few years, that’s just normal weather.

Climate Science Is ‘Unsettled,’ Says Obama Science Director’s New Book

In the book, Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What it Doesn’t, and Why It Matters, Dr. Steven E. Koonin definitively shows that much more is unsettled than is settled in the climate debate.

President Makes Large, Expensive International Climate Commitments at Earth Day Climate Summit

President Joe Biden significantly increased the United States’ commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris climate agreement, at a two-day Earth Day virtual summit attended by 40 international leaders, hosted by Biden.

Federal Court Vacates Trump Administration Methane Emission Rules for Landfills

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated a rule, adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, under then-President Donald Trump in 2019, delaying the deadline for solid waste facilities and landfills to submit plans for reducing methane emissions until November 2021.

Climate Science Is ‘Unsettled,’ Says Obama Science Director

Steven E. Koonin’s book Unsettled demonstrates conclusively that we don’t face a climate crisis so dire that only a radical government-controlled reshaping of the economy, people’s personal lives, and consumption patterns can solve it.

COVID-19 and Lockdown Response Drive Largest Historical Drop in U.S. Oil Production

The U.S. Department of Energy reports oil production in the United States fell by eight percent in 2020, the largest single year decline in U.S. history.

New Mexico Requests an Exemption from Biden Oil and Gas Leasing Ban

New Mexico’s Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has requested the U.S. Department of the Interior grant her state a waiver frpm a moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on federal lands President Joe Biden enacted shortly after taking office.

Texas Bill Would Divest State Funds from Companies that Shun Fossil Fuels

A bill filed in the Texas Senate would direct the state’s investment funds to divest from any companies that “boycott” fossil fuels.

H. Sterling Burnett

H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.

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