CEI Weekly: Enviros Stubbornly Ignore Climate Evidence

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CEI Weekly
January 7, 2011

>>Featured Story

Global warming activists have long pointed to warming temperatures as evidence that humans are adversely affecting their environment. But after a slew of cold winters, activists have slightly amended their talking points to focus on “climate change.” In a recent Fox News interview, CEI Senior Fellow Chris Horner chastised environmentalists for sticking to their story, regardless of meteorological realities. Watch the interview here.

>>Shaping the Debate

Mid-size SUV Sales Up 41% in Past Year
Chris Horner’s interview on Fox News

Financial Info: Banned in Boston
John Berlau’s op-ed in The Wall Street Journal

A Spoonful of Sugar Will Soon Cost More
Henry I. Miller and Greg Conko’s op-ed in The Wall Street Journal

Sack Vilsack!
Henry I. Miller and Greg Conko’s op-ed in Forbes

What the New Congress Can Do for the Technology Sector
Wayne Crews’s column in Forbes

Constitution Reading: Political Theatre or a Teachable Moment?
Myron Ebell’s blog post on Politico‘s The Arena

Financial Stability Council Violates the Constitution
Hans Bader’s letter to the editor in The Washington Post

Choosing the Right State Insurance Commissioner Matters
Michelle Minton’s op-ed in The Daily Caller

>>Best of the Blogs

Junk Scientist’s Autism Research “An Elaborate Fraud,” Reports British Medical Journal
By Fran Smith

New York Snow Debacle Shows: It’s Government Unions v. Taxpayers
By Ivan Osorio

EPA Bed Bug Protection for Elderly “Not Enough “
By Angela Logomasini

Highway Trust Fund’s Funding Guarantees Are the Problem
By Marc Scribner

>> CEI Podcast: January 6, 2011: D.C.’s Plastic Bag Tax

Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellow Kathryn Ciano talks about Washington, DC’s five-cent tax on plastic bags. While plastic bag use has dropped from about 87 million per year to 55 million per year, it has only raised a little more than half the expected revenue. The Anacostia River also remains as dirty as ever; the tax was put into place to fund cleanup efforts.