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What Should the U.S. Do About Climate Change? Three Policy Perspectives



What Should the U.S. Do About Climate Change?
Three Policy Perspectives


Bob Inglis
Former U.S. Congressman (R-SC)
Energy & Enterprise Initiative, George Mason University

Too often the environmental left presents only the danger and not the opportunity of climate change. Of course it’s a danger—the science is very clear. But it’s also an incredible free-enterprise opportunity."

Dr. Benjamin Zycher 
John G. Searle Chair 
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) 

“The climate debate is desperately in need of honesty and seriousness,
two conditions characteristic of neither the Beltway nor the climate industry.

Robert Bryce
Author, Journalist, Public Speaker
 Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

"Instead of saving the planet by going backward to Don Quixote's windmills,
they [climate-change fundamentalists] need to take a progressive approach to technology itself..."

Climate change is a polarizing subject, no pun intended.

Some, including President Obama, use climate change to demand massive increases in environmental regulation, wealth transfers to developing countries, and harmful economic impacts on the U.S. economy. Others suspect the motives of climate change activists and write off the entire topic.

The actual science of climate change is caught up in this tug-of-war. There is distrust on one side and a suspicious rush to prematurely close off discussion on the other side.

Yet there is a low-level consensus that the climate IS changing and that human activity probably plays some role. Given this low-level consensus, what policies, if any, should the United States adopt related to climate change?

Our discussants will be energy policy experts, economists, and former elected officials who will discuss the range of policy options available to the U.S., and the merits of each. Should we adopt a carbon tax or other tax incentives? Should we invest in green technologies? Would the benefits of such expenditures justify the costs? And what about the important role of innovation?

Please join us on September 25th for what we promise will be a civil and enlightening discussion.

Friday, September 25, 2015
Belo Mansion & Pavilion
Dallas, Texas

Register here.


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