Featuring Jeff Flake (R-AZ), United States Senator; Dave Brat (R-VA-7), United States Congressman; Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute; John C. Goodman, President, Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.
In Lukewarming: The New Climate Science that Changes Everything, Pat Michaels and Chip Knappenberger explain the real science and spin behind the headlines and come to a provocative conclusion: global warming is not hot—it’s lukewarm. Climate change is real, it is partially man-made, but it is clearer than ever that its impact has been exaggerated—with many predictions now being rendered implausible or impossible. This new paperback edition of the book is an expanded edition of last year’s ebook-only edition of Lukewarming, and includes updates in science and policy following the accords reached at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
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Down on the Farm? Assessing the Prospects for Global Agricultural Trade Liberalization
Featuring Thomas Lambie, President, Federated Farmers of New Zealand; Jennifer Brant, Trade Policy Advisor, Oxfam America; and Daniel T. Griswold, Associate Director, Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
Members of the World Trade Organization are preparing for a crucial July meeting to hammer out a framework for an agreement to lower global trade barriers and subsidies for agriculture. Meanwhile, a WTO panel has ruled that the U.S. cotton program violates international trade rules, signaling that other U.S. farm support programs could be challenged. And the European Union’s chief trade minister has now offered to put all of the EU’s distorting export subsidies on the table. What do all of these developments mean for the prospects of real progress in liberalizing global farm trade? Three experts will offer differing perspectives on what should be done – and what likely will be done.