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.
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.
How Should the United States Respond to Terrorism?
Featuring Anthony Cordesman, Center for Strategic and International Studies; John Parachini, Monterey Institute of International Studies; Bruce Hoffman, RAND Corporation; Ivan Eland, Cato Institute.
The recent bombing of the USS Cole is one of many incidents of terrorism directed against the United States. More than 40 percent of the world’s terrorism is directed against U.S. targets. How should the United States respond to such attacks? Some experts suggest a military response, some would pursue the alleged perpetrators through the criminal justice system, and still others would beef up intelligence capabilities. To deal with potential attacks involving weapons of mass destruction, some analysts advocate extending the reach of law enforcement agencies or spending more on domestic preparedness programs; others would encourage a policy of U.S. military restraint overseas to attempt to reduce the motivation for terrorist attacks on U.S. targets. Which policy or combination of policies makes the most sense? The participants will discuss those issues.