• Research Report

    Lopsided Commission: North Carolina’s Global Warming Commission Lacks Expertise

    posted November 8, 2005 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    The North Carolina Global Warming Commission is tasked with examining the relationship between greenhouse gases and climate change, but only one of its 16 members so far is a climate scientist. It is also supposed to study the economic impact of climate change and policy proposals, but none of its members are economists. Rather than experts, the commissioned is stocked with representatives of environmental pressure groups and particular industries. Such a commission is unlikely to propose reasonable, scientifically sound policies — and far more likely instead to advance their own ideologies and bottom lines.
  • Press Release

    Scientist to Speak Tuesday on Global Warming

    posted July 10, 2005
    RALEIGH – As the North Carolina General Assembly considers a bill to create the South’s first state commission on climate change, a leading expert on the issue will be in…
  • Press Release

    Analyst: Seek Range of Views on Global Warming

    posted July 5, 2005
    RALEIGH – The mission of the General Assembly’s proposed commission on global climate change can best be accomplished by soliciting a wide variety of expert opinions on the science and…
  • Press Release

    Global Warming Regs Would Cost NC Dearly

    posted March 25, 2003
    RALEIGH — A statewide program to reduce greenhouse gases to levels required by the United Nation’s Kyoto Protocol on global warming would likely cost North Carolina households an average of…
  • Research Report

    The Truth on Global Warming: Smokestacks Bill Could Lead to Costly Regulations

    posted July 4, 2001 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    Embedded within "clean smokestacks" legislation now moving through the General Assembly is the creation of a new commission to develop state policies to combat global warming. But the scientific issues involved are complex and unsettled. If North Carolina were to try to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions on its own, it would have a trivial impact on global climate but destroy tens of thousands of jobs, particularly in the state's faltering manufacturing sector.

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