Policy Documents

Global Warming

compiled by Trevor Martin –
March 14, 2007

Global warming is a complex and important issue. While some ideologically driven environmental groups and their allies in the media declare the debate is over, this is definitely not the case. How much of the current warming is natural, what impact it is having on today’s climate, and whether human activity can prevent future warming are all questions still needing answers.

This Research & Commentary package demonstrates the need to proceed with caution. Inside, you will learn:

 

        Recent temperature trends have not been attributed to human activity;

 

  • Efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions will cause considerable economic harm and may cause ancillary environmental damage; and

  

  • Market-based approaches to environmental protection can ensure environmental quality while maintaining economic growth.