Global Warming

Calming Fears of Climate Change in South and Southeast Asia

South and Southeast Asia. Studies have focused on South and Southeast Asia due to their unique vulnerability to projected effects of climate change: a decline in agricultural production, rising sea le…

Understanding Cap-and-Trade

There are a number of ways to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, if that is a worthwhile goal. Among the two most often discussed are a direct tax on carbon and "cap-and-trade." While economists g…

Climate Change: Developing Countries Control the Thermostat

In December 2009, representatives of nearly 200 governments met in Copenhagen, Denmark, to hammer out the details of a new climate change treaty. Treaty drafts indicated that industrialized countries…

Reasonable Responses to Climate Change

Many people are concerned that an increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere - due primarily to such human activities as burning fossil fuels for energy - is causing the Earth to w…

10 Cool Global Warming Policies

Global warming is a reality. But whether it is a serious problem - and whether emis- sions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases from human fossil fuel use are the principal cause - are u…

Carbon Offsets: No Sure Bet to Prevent Climate Change

Congress should consider carefully the high costs of carbon offset schemes, and the problems of measuring and verifying reductions of greenhouse gas emissions under such systems, before including simi…

Climate Change Policy: Should We Tax the Poor to Help the Rich?*

If the government limits carbon emissions now through taxes or direct caps, it is taxing the poor today to benefit wealthier future generations. 

Nuclear Renaissance: Atoms to Power the Future

How will America meet its future energy needs? Rising demand for electricity, possible greenhouse gas legislation and U.S. dependence on foreign oil are some of the reasons for concern. These factors,…