Featuring Charles Stimson, Manager, National Security Law Program and Senior Legal Fellow, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, Heritage Foundation; Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor, University of Maryland; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; and Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; moderated by A. Trevor Thrall, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.
There is no evidence here that Medicaid coverage leads to reductions in utilization in other dimensions. In fact, Medicaid coverage makes people more likely to visit the Emergency Department, and increases their number of visits relative to their baseline.
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.
The Cato Institute has released its 2015 Annual Report, which documents a dynamic year of growth and productivity. The thousands of individuals who contribute to Cato are passionate about freedom and committed to ensuring that future generations enjoy the blessings of liberty, unencumbered by an overreaching state that seeks to control their lives. This is Cato’s optimistic vision for the future, and it would be unimaginable without the Institute’s longstanding partnership with its Sponsors. We will continue our diligence and dedication to seeing this vision realized.
Despite the embarrassing disclosure that the climate models used in the recent “National Assessment” of global warming performed worse than a table of random numbers when applied to U.S. temperatures, the Senate has passed a resolution urging adoption of the Kyoto Treaty on the basis of that model. This faulty science also lies behind “climate change” amendments to the energy bill and related bills such as President Bush’s “Clean Skies” initiative. Attempts to stop global warming legislatively will simply not work with currently acceptable or foreseeable technology. However, the incentive for scientists to exaggerate negative aspects of climate change remains strong given the current funding structure for scientific research. The path toward free-market environmentalism will be strewn with opposition from a powerful, entrenched set of interests. As the summer heats up, come hear Pat Michaels discuss the always-imminent threat of global warming.