Think tank examines climate data

Published June 1, 2000

Leaders from across the environmental spectrum have commented on the newfound effectiveness of state and regionally based think tanks. Now, state-level organizations are entering the global warming fray.

The Virginia Institute for Public Policy recently released “The Science and Economics of Climate Change: Virginia and the Kyoto Protocol,” a 27-page report that exposes the substantial scientific inconsistencies inherent in the gloom-and-doom forecasts of global warming, and the enormous cost of compliance with the Kyoto Protocol for Virginia.

The report concludes that even if all of the protocol’s signatories undertook all of those costs, the effect on the globe’s climate would be undetectable.

“The Kyoto Protocol is an economic disaster for this nation and will cost Virginia dearly. Ironically, it will also produce no measurable change in global mean temperature.”

Expect the Virginia foundation’s report to serve as a model for other states. To receive a copy of this pioneering work, contact John Taylor, Virginia Institute for Public Policy, 20461 Tappahannock Place, Potomac Falls, VA 20165-4791, phone 703/421 8635, or email [email protected].