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

Even if You Buy the Science, the Policy Still Fails

By Ross McKitrick. The Hill (Online). August 27, 2015.

The Latest Climate Kerfuffle

By Patrick J. Michaels. Real Clear Policy. August 20, 2015.

A Solution Worse than the Problem

By Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger. US News and World Report Online. August 5, 2015.

Cato Studies

Articles

Quantifying the Lack of Consistency between Climate Model Projections and Observations of the Evolution of the Earth’s Average Surface Temperature since the Mid-20th Century

Patrick J. Michaels and Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger. AGU Fall Meeting. December 18, 2014.

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.

Public Filings

An Analysis of the Obama Administration’s Social Cost of Carbon

By Patrick J. Michaels. Testimony. July 22, 2015.

National Review v. Mann

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

Preliminary Affordability Determination — Energy Efficiency Standards

By Patrick J. Michaels and Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger. Public Comments. May 29, 2014.

Cato Reviews & Journals

How Much Would the EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Rule Cool the Earth?

Art Fraas and Randall Lutter. Regulation. Winter 2014-2015.

Climate Change Regulation and Prediction Markets

Shi-Ling Hsu. Regulation. Summer 2014.

The Market’s Role in Resolving Pollution

Policy Report. March/April 2014.

Events

Air Farce: The EPA’s Regulatory “Science” on Airborne Particles

Featuring Patrick J. Michaels. June 25, 2015. Policy Forum.

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.