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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.
As the controversy over climate policy has grown, it has been said that greenhouse gas (GHG) control is too hard but solar radiation management (SRM) is too easy. Join AEI for a discussion of the potential economic benefits, as well as the risks of SRM with Lee Lane, J. Eric Bickel and Nobel Laureate Thomas Schelling. A reception will follow.
At this event, panelists will address pension reform challenges by presenting the results of three research papers commissioned by AEI through a generous grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation.
Mark Warshawsky, a well-known expert in retirement finance and a newly appointed commissioner, will explain the implications of a publicly funded long-term care insurance program. Then a panel will debate whether another government program the best way to ensure that families can afford to provide the necessary services for their aging loved ones.