NCPA Expert To Discuss Costs Of Global Warming Accord On Cities

Dallas (June 11, 1999) - H. Sterling Burnett, Senior Policy Analyst for the National Center for Policy Analysis, will address the U.S. Conference of Mayors semi-annual meeting in New Orleans on Friday, June 11, to discuss the economic effects of the Kyoto Global Warming Accord on cities.

"The Kyoto accord won't help the environment; it will hurt the economy," Burnett said. "Signing a treaty that hurts the poorest of the poor with no tangible benefit makes no sense at all."

The 1997 Kyoto Global Warming agreement, which has not yet been ratified by any industrialized nation, would require the U.S. by 2012 to cut emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) to 7 percent below 1990 levels.

WHO: H. STERLING BURNETT, Senior Policy Analyst, National Center for Policy Analysis

WHAT: Speech to the U.S. Conference of Mayors on The Economic Effects of the Kyoto Global Warming Accord on Cities

WHEN: 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 11, 1999

WHERE: University Room, Fairmont Hotel, 123 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA.

Burnett is a Senior Policy Analyst for the NCPA, specializing in issues involving environmental policy and gun policy. His articles and opinion pieces have been published in Ethics, Environmental Ethics, International Studies in Philosophy, The World and I, USA Today, The Washington Times, The Dallas Morning News, Rocky Mountain News, Miami Herald, Detroit News, The Seattle Times and Human Events. He also appears on nationally syndicated radio and television talk shows including a weekly appearance on Money Radio.