World political leaders are descending on Paris to argue over the merits of a worldwide treaty on carbon emissions. While 180 nations have already submitted plans to reduce their own emissions, world negotiators will continue to grapple over the next two weeks with balancing those promises with the economic realties of developing nations. Cato climatologist Patrick Michaels, climate scientist Chip Knappenberger, and senior fellow Johan Norberg analyze the science, politics and economics of the Paris talks.
- “Business as Usual at the Paris Climate Conference,” by Patrick Michaels
- “The Administration’s Empty Promises for the International Climate Treaty,” by Chip Knappenberger
- “Understanding the World’s Energy Needs,” by Johan Norberg