Climate change is not a hoax, but as a political matter, it is a persistent pretext for expanding government control over the economy, redistributing wealth, and empowering unaccountable elites at the expense of voters and their elected representatives.

In fact, climate change does not endanger the survival of civilization or the habitability of the planet. So-called climate solutions are bureaucratic power grabs and corporate welfare schemes with no detectable climate-related benefits.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute offers a realistic policy alternative to both catastrophism and denialism to policy makers and the public that preserves our climate and allows for abundant energy and economic development.

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Vol. I, No. 11

Politics Europe May Compromise The European Union’s chief negotiator, Jorgen Henningsen, has conceded that the EU may be willing soften its stance on climate change.

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Australia Cool To Warming

In the later stages of the application process for Australia’s foreign service, candidates are provided with an armful of documents detailing the nation’s foreign policy.

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Vol. I, No. 10

Politics U.S. Position Revealed On October 22, after months of speculation, the Clinton Administration finally announced its official negotiating position for the upcoming climate change…

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Vol. I, No. 9

Politics White House Climate Change Conference On October 6, 1997 the White House hosted a conference at Georgetown to “educate” the American people about the…

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Vol. I, No. 8

Politics Gore Lore Al Gore recently visited Glacier National Park in Montana to heighten fears about global warming. He warned that global warming is causing…

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Vol. I, No. 7

Politics “Slouching Towards Kyoto” from Down Under The two most influential lawmakers in Congress on climate change issues traveled half way around the world to…

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Ready! Fire! Aim!

Bush Administration EPA Administrator William Reilly once quipped that his agency’s standard approach when faced with a policy decision could best be characterized as…

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Vol. I, No. 6

Politics UN Conference in Bonn The United Nations recently ended a negotiating session in Bonn, Germany to lay the groundwork for the upcoming conference in…

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Vol. I, No. 5

Politics Clinton’s Public “Education” Campaign On July 24 President Clinton began his promised campaign to alert the American people to the dangers of climate change…

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No Quarter for Kyoto

Most policy disputes are first and foremost rhetorical battles for the moral high ground. Is affirmative action unfair racial preference or justice to minorities?…

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Vol. I, No. 4

Politics Senate Resolution Passes 95-0 The Byrd-Hagel Resolution (SRes 98) passed on July 25 by a margin of 95-0 (BNA Daily Environment Report, July 28,…

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Vol. I, No. 3

Politics U.S. Derided for Failing to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions The 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro became a United States bash-fest. This year’s…

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Vol. I, No. 2

Science Fudge Positively Correlated With Higher Temperatures “Climate modelers have been ‘cheating’ for so long it’s almost become respectable,” writes Richard Kerr for the journal…

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Vol. I, No. 1

Science Climate Change? Not Yet! Finally someone has brought the climate change debate back down to earth. Amidst claims by environmentalists that we are in…

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Hurricane Hype

The Clinton-Gore Administration has seized upon recent weather extremes to promote the fear of global warming. Speaking in North Dakota after this spring's floods, President…

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Precautionary Petard

The Precautionary Principle – the proposition that new technologies or products should not be permitted until we know they won't endanger health, safety, or…

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The Costs of Kyoto

In 1997, the Competitive Enterprise Institute set out to answer just that question. CEI sponsored a conference on the implications of an international treaty…

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Cool Climate…

Environmental activists are increasing the heat on policy makers worldwide to do something about global warming before it is too late. They charge that human…

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As United Nations negotiations for the Global Climate Convention convene this month, scientists on the UN's panel of expert advisers are under fire for altering…

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The Market and Nature

(Originally appeared in The Freeman, September 1993) Many environmentalists are dissatisfied with the environmental record of free economies.  Capitalism, it is claimed, is…

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Carnival of Dunces

  Rio is a beautiful city, shoehorned between steep granite mountains and seemingly infinite sandy beaches where, despite the thinning of the ozone layer, eco-efficient clothing…

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