February 5, 2009 3:05PM

December Student Op‐​Ed Winners

By Cato Editors

Congratulations to the first winners of the Cato on Campus Op‐​Ed Contest: Mytheos Holt and Šimon Franěk! Their op‐​eds, both dealing with environmental policy, tied for the December 2008 Cato on Campus Op‐​Ed Contest.

Mytheos is a junior at Wesleyan University. Citing Cato Senior Fellow in Environmental Studies Patrick Michaels regarding the dangers of excessive environmentalism, Mytheos’s op‐​ed, “Burning the Greenbacks to Save the Greenhouse,” was published by the California Independent Voter Project.

Šimon is an 18‐​year‐​old student at Gymnasium Kladno in the Czech Republic. Citing Patrick Michaels to refocus the global climate debate, Šimon’s op‐​ed, “Climate Change vs. Liberty in Europe,” calls attention to the politics behind global warming and the need to consider the ramifications of policy decisions based on global warming.

Mytheos and Simon were each sent autographed copies of Patrick Michaels’ books Meltdown: The Predictable Distortion of Global warming by Scientists, Politicians and the Media and Climate of Extremes: Global Warming Science they Don’t Want You to Know (just released in January). Their op‐​eds will also be considered for the Cato on Campus Op‐​Ed of the Year, with a chance of receiving a full scholarship to Cato University.

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