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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Tuvaluan’s May ‘Escape’ to Australia, but if They Do, Associated Press, It Won’t Be Because of Climate Change

An Associated Press (AP) story reports that Australia has offered refuge to up to 280 residents of Tuvalu each year, allowing them to “escape rising seas and other ravages of climate change.” Australia’s refugee...

Wrong, Phys.Org, Boreal Forests Are Doing Well Amid Modest Warming

Phys.org published an article describing research which claims, “world's boreal forests may be shrinking.” This claim is refuted by data showing that boreal forests are experiencing a general greening trend, with forest extent and...

Wrong, Danville Register & Bee, Storms Aren’t More Damaging Because of Climate Change

A video montage posted by the Danville Register & Bee (DRB) claims climate change is making storms more powerful and damaging. This is false. Data consistently show that as the earth has modestly warmed,...

To Be Clear, Minnesota Public Radio, Allergies Are Manageable, Extended Growing Seasons Benefit Everyone

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) ran a segment during its local morning edition titled, “Climate change is contributing to an extended allergy season.” While the story itself is likely true, it buries the lede. The...

Wrong, ABC News, Data Refutes Strengthening Hurricanes Claim

The mainstream media, among them ABC News, Reuters and the New York Times, ran prominent stories claiming new research shows that Atlantic hurricanes have now become much more likely to strengthen into powerful hurricanes...

Wrong, CNBC and U.S. Treasury Department, Climate Change Is Unlikely to Impose New Costs on Households

An article published by CNBC cites a recent report by the U.S. Treasury Department to claim that climate change is likely to impose “substantial financial costs” on U.S. households in the coming years and...

CBS News Peddles Climate Attribution Misinformation on Canada’s Wildfires

CBS News ran a story claiming that Canada’s severe wildfires this year were due to climate change. This is false. Although Canada’s wildfires this year were large and did cause widespread air pollution, history...

True, Indianapolis Star, “Climate Change is not ‘Theoretical,’” but Its Connection to Extreme Weather Is

The Indianapolis Star (IndyStar) published a story claiming climate change is causing dangerous weather changes in Indiana. Climate change is a fact, but data shows, contrary to what is implied by the expert interviewed...

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