H. Sterling Burnett

H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is managing editor of Environment & Climate News and a research fellow for environment and energy policy at The Heartland Institute. Burnett worked at the National Center for Policy Analysis for 18 years, most recently as a senior fellow in charge of NCPA’s environmental policy program. He has held various positions in professional and public policy organizations, including serving as a member of the Environment and Natural Resources Task Force in the Texas Comptroller’s e-Texas commission.
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More Evidence that NH Is Not Being Overrun by Climate Migrants

New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) published a story this week titled, “As Climate Change Drives Migration To N.H., Towns Face Tension And Opportunity.” The story asserts New Hampshire is already being stressed by an...

Relax, Auburn Citizen, New York Farmers Are Enjoying a Climate Golden Age

Among the top Google News search results today for “climate change,” Google News is promoting a story in the Auburn, New York newspaper, The Citizen, titled, “Eco Talk: How climate change is affecting...

Sorry, Big Insurance Corporations, Climate Change Is Not Causing Record Disasters

Large insurance corporations stand to make huge profits by using the excuse of climate change risks to raise rates, regardless of whether the climate fears actually materialize. Despite this financial self-interest in inflating climate...

Omaha World-Herald Gets Facts Wrong Blaming Mild Nebraska Drought on Climate Change

A story in the Omaha World-Herald, titled “Drought, wildfires are Nebraska's top weather stories of 2020,” asserts climate change caused unusual drought in Nebraska last year. In reality, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)...

Hartford Courant Ignores Facts, Blames Local Rainfall, Hurricane on Climate Change

The Hartford Courant is closing out 2020 with a misleadingly alarming story, titled, “Climate change in Connecticut in 2020: A massive storm, drought and a push to develop more wind energy.” The story falsely...

Rising Property Values, Not Climate Change, Causing Rising Disaster Costs

Google News today is promoting a misleading article by the The Guardian titled, “Weather disasters cost $150bn in 2020, revealing impact of climate change – report.” The article falsely links the high costs of...

No, Climate Change Is Not Threatening Superfund Sites, Toxic Releases

NBC News published an alarmingly flawed story today titled, “Wildfires fueled by climate change threaten toxic Superfund sites.” NBC claims wildfires have occurred near Superfund sites, and that the wildfires are caused by climate...

No, Weather Channel, 2020 Did Not Bring Unprecedented Climate Disasters

An article published by the Weather Channel tries to link climate change to a variety of environmental “disasters,” that struck around the world in 2020. The article cites limited evidence for any link. In...

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