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.
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.
What’s Up with the PATRIOT Act? Concerns about the Legislative Response to 9/11 and the Prospect of a PATRIOT II
Featuring Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute; and Jim Dempsey, Executive Director, Center for Democracy and Technology.
Less than seven weeks after the atrocity of September 11, 2001, Congress passed the U.S.A. PATRIOT Act. There are now rumors of a second PATRIOT Act. Although the shock and anger over 9/11 that fueled the first act are understandable, some aspects of the legislation raise concerns. Tim Lynch will discuss the dangers that always follow such a national crisis, including the temptation to abandon procedural norms and the expansion and concentration of power in the executive branch. Jim Dempsey will discuss some specific concerns with the PATRIOT Act, recommend legislative responses to some of its more troublesome provisions, and comment on current proposals for further legislation (PATRIOT II).