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The following is a letter from AEI visiting scholar Ben Zycher to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-OR., and Sen. Brian Schatz, D-HI, of the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change in response to their April 3, 2013, request for comments and observations on the draft legislation for imposition of a carbon pollution fee upon large emitters.
The following is a letter from AEI visiting scholar Ben Zycher to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., of the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change in response to their request for "ideas for action the federal government can take to address climate change." The letter from...
While I’d love to think that conservatives and environmentalists can find common ground, and mutual recognition of shared values, I don’t see it happening any time soon.
Weather change and its consequences are inevitable. Governments and rating agencies around the world have tools to “motivate” short-term-focused insurers to broaden their risk perspectives, with their executives facing personal liabilities if their coverage reserves fall short. Without more aggressive moves, the rest of the world could end up like Grenada and Jamaica, circa 2004.
The forlorn and increasingly desperate climate campaign achieved a new level of ineptitude last week when what had looked like a minor embarrassment for one of its critics—the Chicago-based Heartland Institute—turned out to be a full-fledged catastrophe for itself. A moment’s reflection on the root of this episode points to why the climate campaign is out of (greenhouse) gas.
‘A prolonged and solemn farce,” Churchill’s description of 1930s disarmament talks, applies even more accurately to the annual round of UN climate talks, which just wrapped up their 17th year of world-saving negotiations in Durban, South Africa, with another 11th-hour “breakthrough” that amounts only to agreeing to meet again next year and repeat the farce.
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What shared commitments do we have as citizens and neighbors to care for one another? How can a proper ordering of America’s political economy enable the most people to have the best life? At this event, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), a longtime champion of human rights causes, and AEI President Arthur Brooks will join Wallis in addressing these and other questions.