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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

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

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

Climate change is a polarizing subject, no pun intended.

Some use climate change as yet the latest excuse to champion massive wealth transfers from developed to developing countries. Some use climate science as an opportunity to access an unlimited stream of government research grants. Others suspect the motives of the first two groups and write off the entire topic.

The actual science of climate change is caught up in this tug-of-war, with suspicions and accusations of data manipulation and bias in drawing conclusions. There is distrust on one side and a suspicious rush to prematurely close off discussion on the other side.

Yet there is a low common denominator 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 will discuss the merits of each. Should we adopt a carbon tax or other tax incentives? Should we invest in green technologies? How about cap and trade?

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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