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.
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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Smallpox and Bioterrorism: The Threat, the Risks, and Why the Vaccination Plan Is Stalled
Featuring William J. Bicknell, M.D., Boston University School of Public Health; and Kenneth D. Bloem, Former CEO of Stanford University Hospital and Georgetown University Medical Center
On August 12, a scientific advisory panel for the Institute of Medicine concluded that the Bush administration’s smallpox vaccination plan is too narrowly focused and that the vaccine is too risky to make widely available to the public on a voluntary basis. William Bicknell and Kenneth Bloem strongly criticize the panel’s recommendations, describing one of them as “wrong, irresponsible, and dangerous” and another as straining credulity. In a new Cato Briefing Paper, “<a href=”/pubs/briefs/bp85.pdf”>Smallpox and Bioterrorism,</a>” Bicknell and Bloem observe that recent U. S. military experience with more than 450,000 vaccinations demonstrates that the smallpox vaccine is safe when administered with care to healthy adults. Has a risk-averse culture in the public health community seriously limited our nation’s ability to rapidly contain smallpox in the event of a bioterrorist release? Please join us for a discussion of why President Bush’s plan to protect the nation is stalled and what we should do about it.