CEI Today: Global ice age, Obama regulation week, and food biotech



Forbes.com: Why Regulations Aren't Good -- Again


The first week of Spring is also “hooray, regulation” week at the White House.

Regulatory policy chief Cass Sunstein, one of the most accomplished and cited legal scholars of all time, has been busy. He penned a
Chicago Tribune oped called “Why Regulations are Good — Again“; issued guidance to Federal agencies on “Cumulative Effects of Regulations; appeared on an hour-long Politico breakfast-time panel with Mike Allen, and testified as lead witness in a House Judiciary Committee hearing on regulatory policy.

An explicit cumulative or redundancy burden assessment of regulation is welcome. > Read more on Forbes.com

> Interview Wayne Crews



Globalwarming.org: Antarctica: New Evidence Medieval Warm Period and Little Ice Age Were Global


Did the Medieval Warm Period (MWP) and Little Ice Age (LIA) occur only in Europe, or were they global in scope?

This is a hotly debated question, because it is harder to make the case that the warmth of recent decades is “unusual,” ”extraordinary,” or “unprecedented” and therefore something to stress about if global climate oscillates naturally between warming and cooling periods. The catastrophic anthropogenic global warming (CAGW) crowd tend to write off the MWP (~1000-1200 A.D.) and LIA (~1300-1850 A.D.) as regional phenomena, largely confined to Northern Europe. A new study finds evidence of the MWP and LIA in a region 10,000 miles south of Northern Europe: the Antarctic Peninsula. >View the full commentary on Globalwarming.org


Monday, March 26: Agricultural Innovation in the 21st Century, CEI on Capitol Hill

Today, CEI's Greg Conko will speak on U.S. and foreign regulation of food biotechnology and how an over-precaution has made it more difficult for scientists to develop, breed, and sell innovative new crop varieties that increase agricultural productivity and lighten farming’s environmental footprint.


> Come to the Capitol Hill event

> Interview Greg Conko


> Read about biotech issues on CEI.org



Saturday, March 31

HAH is an annual event to recognize and celebrate human achievement and innovation. During the hour, participants are asked to listen to music, surf the internet, have a glass of beer, and generally enjoy the fruits of the human mind which would not have been possible in a world where conservation restrains advancement.

HAH can be
celebrated anywhere from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. In addition, CEI will be hosting a celebration at our headquarters in Washington, DC and live streaming our event online.

Join the HAH Facebook group.