Global warming is indeed real, and human activity has been a contributor since 1975. But global warming is also a very complicated and difficult issue that can provoke very unwise policy in response to political pressure. Although there are many different legislative proposals for substantial reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, there is no operational or tested suite of technologies that can accomplish the goals of such legislation.

Fortunately, and contrary to much of the rhetoric surrounding climate change, there is ample time to develop such technologies, which will require substantial capital investment by individuals.

More on Global Warming

Commentary

The Unintended Consequences of the American Way of Science

By Patrick J. Michaels. Investor’s Business Daily. September 26, 2014.

UN Climate Summit: The Dirty Little Secret about Global Warming Obama Doesn’t Want You to Know

By Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger. Fox News (Online). September 23, 2014.

Don’t Constrain Energy Growth

By Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger. USA Today. September 23, 2014.

Articles

Climate Change, Heat Waves, and Adaptation

Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger and Patrick J. Michaels. AGU Science Policy Conference. June 17, 2014.

Policy Implications of Climate Models on the Verge of Failure

Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger and Patrick J. Michaels. Science Policy Conference of the American Geophysical Union. Summer 2013.

Addendum: Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Patrick J. Michaels. Cato.org. October 31, 2012.

Public Filings

National Review v. Mann

By Bradley A. Benbrook, Stephen M. Duvernay, Ilya Shapiro & Trevor Burrus. Legal Briefs. August 11, 2014.

Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Landmark Legal Foundation; Petition for Reconsideration

By Patrick J. Michaels and Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger. Public Comments. September 17, 2013.

Keystone XL Pipeline: Examination of Scientific and Environmental Issues

By Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger. Testimony. May 7, 2013.

Cato Reviews & Journals

Climate Change Regulation and Prediction Markets

Shi-Ling Hsu. Regulation. Summer 2014.

The Market’s Role in Resolving Pollution

Policy Report. March/April 2014.

A Fresh Look at Climate Change

Paul Ballonoff. Cato Journal. Winter 2014.

Events

EPA’s Shaky “Endangerment Finding”

Featuring Patrick J. Michaels. March 7, 2013. Capitol Hill Briefing.

Silent Spring at 50: The False Crises of Rachel Carson

Featuring Jerry Taylor. September 20, 2012. Book Forum.

The Climate Coup: How Global Warming Took Over Our Government

Featuring Patrick J. Michaels and Caleb O. Brown. July 21, 2011. Sponsor E-Briefing.