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Any effective climate strategy will have to rely upon a combination of emissions reductions, adaptation, and, if circumstances warrant, some degree of geoengineering. [Read more]
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Samuel Thernstrom believes geoengineering may have an important role to play, both practically and conceptually, in the climate challenge process. [Read more]
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The United Nations conference in Copenhagen will follow in the hypocritical footsteps of Kyoto, with countries declaring their resolution to curb GHG emissions while at the same time either refusing to pay the costs or claiming exemption from controls. [Read more]
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Climate policy should focus on human welfare, not just reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. [Read more]
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Despite great concern regarding the likely net negative effects of global warming in the long run, astonishingly little progress has been made to prevent such outcomes. [Read more]
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Gradually lowering greenhouse gas emissions would be worthwhile were all states to join in the effort, but absent such strong, broad-based action, countries should explore other means of limiting harm from climate change. [Read more]
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Although it creates only a slight reduction in the amount of solar energy absorbed by the Earth, solar radiation management should be a part of U.S. climate policy. [Read more]
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Though efforts to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have faltered, there do exist other climate policy options that may offer timely and relatively cheap methods for offsetting some of the harmful effects of climate change. [Read more]
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After years of deadlock over climate policy, Congress appears poised to enact the first federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions this fall. [Read more]
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Energy Secretary Steven Chu made headlines when he proposed "soft" geoengineering by painting roofs and roads white in order to reflect sunlight back into space. That idea might seem absurd to some, but Chu has done the nation a service. [Read more]
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The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 is an ambitious attempt to meet the very real challenges posed by greenhouse gases. [Read more]
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Real progress on climate policy will require many, many decades. [Read more]
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Can global warming be stopped? Ask a geoengineer. [Read more]
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Research suggests that institutions limit the extent to which efficient policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are likely to be adopted. [Read more]
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Geoengineering could be one of the very best ways of hedging against the larger risks and uncertainties that surround climate policy. [Read more]
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Geoengineering could prove to be a viable solution to global warming. [Read more]
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Monday, October 27, 2014 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
State income taxes and the Supreme Court: Maryland Comptroller v. Wynne

Please join AEI for a panel discussion exploring these and other questions about this crucial case.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
For richer, for poorer: How family structures economic success in America

Join Lerman, Wilcox, and a group of distinguished scholars and commentators for the release of Lerman and Wilcox’s report, which examines the relationships among and policy implications of marriage, family structure, and economic success in America.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The 7 deadly virtues: 18 conservative writers on why the virtuous life is funny as hell

Please join AEI for a book forum moderated by Last and featuring five of these leading conservative voices. By the time the forum is over, attendees may be on their way to discovering an entirely different — and better — moral universe.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
A nuclear deal with Iran? Weighing the possibilities

Join us, as experts discuss their predictions for whether the United States will strike a nuclear deal with Iran ahead of the November 24 deadline, and the repercussions of the possible outcomes.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
The forgotten depression — 1921: The crash that cured itself

Please join Author James Grant and AEI senior economists for a discussion about Grant's book, "The Forgotten Depression: 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself" (Simon & Schuster, 2014).

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