Global Warming Talks – A Case Of Misplaced Priorities?

Global Warming Talks – A Case Of Misplaced Priorities?

CEI Providing Analysis on Latest Round of Kyoto Negotiations
October 26, 2001

Washington, D.C., October 26, 2001 — Global warming is once again on the international agenda as delegates meet from October 29 to November 9 in Marrakesh, Morocco for yet another series of negotiations on the Kyoto Protocol.  Despite the dramatic change in international priorities that has occurred since September 11th, dozens of nations are returning to negotiations that seem less and less likely to secure any workable agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


“After the last round of negotiations, where most other delegations refused to address the scientific and economic concerns that President Bush has voiced about the Kyoto Protocol, there seems little reason to continue this elaborate, expensive, and unproductive dance of diplomats,” said Christopher C. Horner, Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  “Delegates, however, will continue to cut deals among themselves.  Those concessions and schemes could have a serious global impact, and we’ll be watching the developments closely.”


Analysts of the Competitive Enterprise Institute will be available throughout the Marrakesh talks to provide commentary and updates on what proposals are being considered and what action is likely to result.  To book an interview, please call the media relations department at 202-331-1010, or email at


Global Warming Experts Available for Interviews

Myron Ebell

Director of Global Warming Policy

Recently featured on: The News Hour with Jim Lehrer (PBS), Street Sweep (CNNfn), & Morning Edition (NPR).

Christopher C. Horner

Senior Fellow

Recently featured on: CNN Sunday Morning, The Edge with Paula Zahn (Fox News), & Talk of the Nation (NPR).

Paul Georgia

Environmental Policy Analyst

Recently featured on: BBC News, Talk of the Nation (NPR), & Voice of America.

Fred L. Smith, Jr.


Recently featured on: Crossfire (CNN), The Diane Rehm Show (NPR), & The Mike Barnicle Show (Fox News).


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