James Taylor

James Taylor is the President of the Heartland Institute. Taylor is also director of Heartland's Arthur B. Robinson Center for Climate and Environmental Policy. Taylor is the former managing editor (2001-2014) of Environment & Climate News, a national monthly publication devoted to sound science and free-market environmentalism.
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Climate Activists Launch New Assault on Agriculture, Petition EPA for Hog and Dairy Restrictions

A group of 25 climate activist groups filed a petition this week with the U.S. EPA to restrict hog and dairy operations due to their asserted impacts on climate change. The petition reveals, yet...

NOAA Bureaucrats Sound French Fry Alarm – As Production Sets Records

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s climate propaganda site, Climate.gov, features an article claiming climate change threatens potato production and, therefore, French fries. The article, titled “Climate & French fries,” claims global warming is...

Climate Activists Step Up Attacks on Meat, Livestock, and Ranchers

Climate activists often target ranchers with claims that global warming will harm livestock production. In reality, climate activists themselves are a much larger threat to cattle, ranching, and livestock production. This past week, as...

KNOP Gets It Wrong – Climate Change Is Boosting Nebraska’s Forests

KNOP television in North Platte, Nebraska, published an article yesterday asserting climate change is punishing Nebraska’s forests, including a one-third reduction of Nebraska’s forests in 2012 due to wildfires. In reality, objective forest data...

Climate Change Creates Crop Abundance and More Storage Opportunities in Michigan

Among the top Google News search results today for the term “climate change” is an Associated Press article claiming climate change and warming temperatures are creating storage problems for Michigan crops. In reality, climate...

Thanks to Climate Change, Pittsburgh Is Among Most Greening Regions

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an article Friday claiming climate change is making the Pittsburgh region the fifth most challenging large city for people with allergies. What the Post-Gazette swept under the rug, however, is...

Heartbreaking BBC Article Claims Bangladesh Farmers Can’t Grow Rice, as Production Triples

BBC News published an article Friday claiming climate change is ruining Bangladeshi rice farms, making crop lands desolate. The heart-wrenching article chronicles a young British man's return to the Bangladeshi countryside where he grew...

Media Claim Olive Oil Climate Crisis, As Production Triples and Sets New Records

The Climate Establishment and their media allies are coordinating efforts this week to scare people into believing global warming is decimating olive oil production. Like previous efforts to identify things people love – like...

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Podcast: Marc Morano: Climate Alarmists Make Absurd, Contradictory Claims on Cold and Snow

Marc Morano, director of Climate Depot, discusses the most recent absurd claim made by Al Gore. Gore, citing work by Michael Mann, shows how...

What the media won’t tell you about the Australian wildfires

There were many more Australian wildfires in cooler years in the past.

Climate Realism (Representative Tom McClintock, ICCC13)

Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA), the ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee, delivers an afternoon Keynote Address at The Heartland Institute's Thirteenth International...

Reuters Claims Crop Crisis as Yields Keep Setting Records

Reuters embarrassed itself by publishing a March 20 article raising alarm about global warming impacts on crop production. The article claims climate change is...

No, Climate Change Will Not Destroy Boston Waterfront Living

A newly published article in the Guardian attempts to scaremonger Bostonians by claiming rising seas will inundate large swaths of Boston. Only the very...

Study Shows Climate Change Expands North American Bird Ranges – Media Sounds Alarm

A newly published study shows North American birds are taking advantage of global warming to expand their ranges northward, without any shrinkage in the...

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