You Ought to Have a Look is a feature from the Center for the Study of Science.
Of all issues energizing environmentalists, hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, of the subsurface rocks during the production of oil and gas is near the very top of the list. In spite of this, several recent government decisions and court rulings have come down on the side of fracking.
Air temperature and precipitation, in the words of Chattopadhyay and Edwards (2016), are “two of the most important variables in the fields of climate sciences and hydrology.” Understanding how and why they change has long been the subject of research, and reliable detection and characterization of trends in these variables is necessary, especially at the scale of a political decision-making entity such as a state. Chattopadhyay and Edwards evaluated trends in precipitation and air temperature for the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the hopes that their analysis would “serve as a necessary input to forecasting, decision-making and planning processes to mitigate any adverse consequences of changing climate.”
With the end of Convention season mercifully upon us, we thought we ought to have a look at what the party platforms have to say about energy and the environment, with an eye on climate change policies in particular.
August 4, 2016
August 3, 2016
July 27, 2016
July 27, 2016
March 24, 2016
November 6, 2015
By Chris Edwards. Tax and Budget Bulletin No. 74. February 17, 2016.
By Patrick J. Michaels and Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger. Working Paper No. 35. December 15, 2015.
By James M. Sallee, Sarah West, and Wei Fan. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 38. November 11, 2015.
By Robert P. Murphy, Patrick J. Michaels, and Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger. Working Paper No. 33. September 4, 2015.
Political Philosophy: An Introduction is the latest in a series of self-paced, online guides from Libertariansism.org – a project of the Cato Institute. The goal of political philosophy is to determine the standards by which we judge different institutions good or bad, just or unjust. Political Philosophy is a primer on major theories of justice, arguments philosophers have made for and against them, and to how to be more thoughtful and rigorous in our own thinking. Guides – videos and accompanying text – are detailed at Libertarianism.org/Guides – and are also available through online retailers nationwide.
To encourage people everywhere to better understand and appreciate the principles of government that are set forth in America’s founding documents, the Cato Institute published this pocket-size edition.
The Libertarian Mind, by David Boaz, longtime executive vice president of the Cato Institute, is the best available guide to the history, ideas, and growth of libertarianism, and is the ultimate resource for the current, burgeoning libertarian movement. This acclaimed book is now available as a fully unabridged audiobook, ready for immediate downloading, on Audible.com.
Cato’s Center for Constitutional Studies is pleased to announce its symposium The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue, A Look at the October 2015 and 2016 Terms to celebrate Constitution Day and the publication of the 15th annual Cato Supreme Court Review. This annual event will be held at the Cato Institute on Thursday, September 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The event includes four panel sessions from notable experts with multiple perspectives. Hon. Clint Bolick, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Arizona, will present the event’s B. Kenneth Simon Lecture on “State Constitutions: Freedom’s Frontier.”