H. Sterling Burnett

H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., is the Director of the Arthur B. Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News. In addition to directing The Heartland Institute's Arthur B. Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy, Burett puts Environment & Climate News together, is the editor of Heartland's Climate Change Weekly email, and the host of the Environment & Climate News Podcast.
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Get it Right, Washington Post, Climate Change Isn’t Causing a Decline in Coral Reefs

The Washington Post (WP) published a story detailing how the efforts by a Malaysian “coral gardener,” Anuar Abdulla, to restore coral reefs near his home have resulted in him being consulted on coral restoration...

Wrong, ABC News, Climate Change Isn’t Threatening Cocoa Bean Production

A Google news search for the term “climate change” today discovered a story published by ABC News which claims climate change is threatening cocoa bean production. This is false. Similar to the results for...

That’s Right, Wall Street Journal, Deaths Related to Temperatures Are Declining

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published an article reporting that in the lead up to the 27th Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 27) in Egypt, climate...

Wrong, BBC, Global Human Health Outcomes Are Improving As Climate Changes

The BBC is among several mainstream media outlets, like USA Today, hyping a report which claims human health is suffering due to climate change. This is false. Data shows premature deaths related to temperatures,...

Tell the Truth, PBS, Data Show Climate Change is Not Harming Wine and Spirits Production

A story on PBS News Hour claims climate change is harming wine and spirits production. This is false. Data show that grape harvests, and the production of most of the main ingredients used to...

WaPo/ABC News Poll Shows Climate Change Still Ranks Dead Last

According to a Washington Post and ABC News survey, climate change still ranks dead last in importance as an issue of concern among those surveyed as they prepare to vote in the coming mid-term...

CNN Writer Correctly Attributes Blame for Hurricane Ian’s Impact to People, Not Climate Change

Writing for CNN, Stephen Strader, a Villanova University geography and environment professor, attributes the large amount of damage Hurricane Ian caused to decisions made by individuals and politicians which have resulted large populations living...

New York Federal Reserve Bank Confirms Weather Disasters Aren’t Necessarily Disastrous for Banks

In a report, titled “How Bad Are Weather Disasters for Banks?,” staff of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (NYFed) conclude weather disasters are having minimal effects on banks’ performances over the past...

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