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.
The President’s Faith-Based Initiative: Is It Constitutional? Is It a Good Idea?
Panel 1: Is It Constitutional?
Featuring Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs and Director, Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; Barry Lynn, Executive Director, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State; and James Davids, Former Deputy Director, Task Force on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, Department of Justice.
Panel 2: Is It a Good Idea?
Featuring Michael Tanner, Director of Health and Welfare Studies, Cato Institute; and Joseph Loconte, Fellow in Religion and Free Society, Heritage Foundation.
President Bush wants to allow religious and faith-based charities to receive government funding. Some observers believe that those organizations will provide more compassionate and effective assistance to people in need than do traditional government welfare programs. Others raise constitutional questions about the proposal or worry that government funding will undermine private charities. A diverse group of experts will discuss these and other questions surrounding the president’s faith-based initiative.