CEI Today: Global warming causes violence?, scaring people on BPA, and banks v. retailers

Monday, August 12, 2013
In the News Today


Fox News: Study: Global warming will lead to wars

A new study says global warming could cause a 50% increase in violent conflict by 2050. CEI's Myron Ebell explains to Fox's Clayton Morris and Linda Marsa of Discover Magazine that it's just "junk social science."  > View the debate

> Interview Myron Ebell


Newsbusters: Liberal Media Needlessly Scaring Women About BPA


The headlines are out. The chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) is now “linked to infertility.” How do we know that? Researchers exposed immature eggs left over from fertility treatments to high levels of BPA in the lab. The result, notes The Boston Globe, was: “Only 35 percent of eggs exposed to the lowest levels of BPA had a normal number and configuration of chromosomes after they fully matured compared with 71 percent of those in a control group of eggs that weren’t exposed to BPA.”

The findings certainly don’t warrant all the alarming headlines. The exposure in a lab of high levels of any chemical to eggs that were discarded because they were deemed defective in the first place, tells us little about actual trace exposure to healthy eggs inside the human body. 
> Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini


Openmarket.org: Not With Banks, Not With Retailers, But With Freedom

Banks and retailers often are at opposite ends of a policy fight, and this is reflected in some high-profile provisions of the 2,500-page Dodd-Frank financial “reform” legislation. I find myself siding with bankers against retailers in one instance and with retailers against bankers in another.


In one instance, the Durbin Amendment controls prices on debit card processing fees for retailers. On this, I line up with the banks – and credit unions and community banks for that matter. The only guide we have is which policies further consumer choice and the free market, and which restrict it. > Read more

> Interview John Berlau


Workplacechoice Congressional Scorecard

Well, it’s official: We finally have a fully staffed National Labor Relations Board.

For the full score of the NLRB confirmation vote, see our
Congressional Scorecard page here.





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Christopher Horner, CEI Senior Fellow


Horner, an attorney, conservative analyst and activist and political bomb-thrower, has drawn attention for recent lawsuits seeking more transparency from the EPA. > Read more