A bad day for the President, a good day for CFACT

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by Craig Rucker, Executive Director, CFACT

Day one at the COP 21 meeting in Paris has now concluded.  And the result?  A good one for CFACT.  A bad one for the President.

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Obama’s speech before the main plenary was not exactly a barnburner.  As is his custom, he began by apologizing for his nation’s misdeeds – this time against the environment:

Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View“I’ve come here personally, as the leader of the world’s largest economy and the second-largest emitter, to say that the United States of America not only recognizes our responsibility in creating this problem, we embrace our responsibility to do something about it,” Obama told the summit.

Combat Shooter's Handbook Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsThen, after going through a litany of alarmist hype ranging from “abandoned cities” and “submerged countries” to rapidly rising temperatures and new conflicts being caused by global warming, he pledged to throw money to the UN to make sure “resources flow to the countries that need help” dealing with these things.

The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1)  The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2) The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3)Perhaps the most memorable thing about the President’s speech was that it went too long – so much so that UN staff gave up trying to get him off-stage.

Obama was just one of 147 world leaders given three minutes to talk at the event. After he more than nearly tripled his allotment, three beeps were given by organizers to try and dissuade him from continuing – to no avail.  The president just plowed on.  In the end, Obama spoke for nearly 14 minutes, something which even befuddled NBC news which noted that if everyone was as long-winded as the U.S. President the addresses would have lasted more than 33 hours.

In addition to making his marathon speech at COP 21, the President slipped off to dine with President Francois Hollande at one of the finest dining restaurants in the world, L’Ambroisie. The lavish 17th century-style restaurant located in the secluded Place des Vosges (where an average dinner costs $380 a person), caught the attention of several newspapers as a somewhat opulent place to meet at a time when the president is talking about dire consequences of global warming to the developing world and calling on citizens to make sacrifices to save the planet.

CFACT, on the other hand, had a much better start to COP 21.

Recognized as the leading voice of skepticism to the UN global warming program at these conferences, several major media outlets sought out CFACT’s unique perspective on developments as they unfolded.  Marc Morano, in particular, has become the go-to source for many outlets on all things related to climate change.

USA Today invited Marc to publish an opposing view to the COP 21 proceedings in its editorial page, and he was also featured prominently on the Drudge Report announcing the premiere of CFACT’s new movie Climate Hustle being debut next week in Paris.  Sean Hannity then invited Marc to visit his studio in New York as a special guest on his nationally syndicated radio program, and he rounded off his Monday with an appearance before Neil Cavuto’s program on Fox News.  The impact: Our ClimateDepot.com website has already received well over 300,000 unique views in less than 24 hours and that number continues to grow by the minute.

All in all, a pretty solid start for CFACT’s Truth Squad efforts covering Paris!

CFACT will, of course, be continuing to cover events as they develop, and will report them to you in the coming days ahead.  Stay tuned!

For nature and people too,

Craig Rucker
Executive Director

Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View

edited by

Dr Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume

Is now available in both PAPERBACK and Kindle

BookCoverImageMurray N. Rothbard was the father of what some call Radical Libertarianism or Anarcho-Capitalism which Hans-Hermann Hoppe described as “Rothbard’s unique contribution to the rediscovery of property and property rights as the common foundation of both economics and political philosophy, and the systematic reconstruction and conceptual integration of modern, marginalist economics and natural-law political philosophy into a unified moral science: libertarianism.”

This book applies the principles of this “unified moral science” to environmental and natural resource management issues.

The book started out life as an assigned reading list for a university level course entitled Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View.

As I began to prepare to teach the course, I quickly saw that there was a plethora of textbooks suitable for universal level courses dealing with environmental and natural resource economics. The only problem was that they were all based in mainstream neo-classical (or Keynesian) theory. I could find no single collection of material comprising a comprehensive treatment of environmental and natural resource economics based on Austrian Economic Theory.

However, I was able to find a large number of essays, monographs, papers delivered at professional meetings and published from a multitude of sources. This book is the result. It is composed of a collection of research reports and essays by reputable scientists, economists, and legal experts as well as private property and free market activists.

The book is organized into seven parts: I. Environmentalism: The New State Religion; II. The New State Religion Debunked; III. Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; IV. Interventionism: Law and Regulation; V. Pollution and Recycling; VI. Property Rights: Planning, Zoning and Eminent Domain; and VII. Free Market Conservation. It also includes an elaborate Bibliography, References and Recommended Reading section including an extensive Annotated Bibliography of related and works on the subject.

The intellectual level of the individual works ranges from quite scholarly to informed editorial opinion.

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