Skip to comments.Kyoto Through the Back Door? A Debate on the Lieberman –McCain Climate Stewardship Act
Posted on 10/28/2003 8:56:00 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
Date: (was)October 27, 2003
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:30 pmSpeaker(s): Myron Ebell Director of Global Warming Policy, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Director, Global Warming Policy, Natural Resources Defense Council
Host(s): moderated by
John McCaslin, (Inside the Beltway)
Syndicated Columnist, Inside the Beltway
The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
This event will feature(d) ample opportunity for the audience to ask questions during the Question & Answer portion of the debate.
Denounced by its critics as an energy-rationing scheme, and hailed by its supporters as a measure to counteract the dire consequences of global warming, the Climate Stewardship Act (S. 139), co-sponsored by Senators Joe Lieberman (D-CT) and John McCain (R-AZ), is likely to be voted on in the Senate next week. This legislation would impose caps on carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. power, manufacturing, and transportation sectors. Are the bills opponents correct? Would the Kyoto-like Lieberman-McCain proposal have an adverse impact on the U.S. economy and do very little to address the potential problem of global warming? Or, are its proponents right? Would this bill curb higher temperatures and dangerous ecological consequences of global warming without seriously harming our economy?
Please join us at The Heritage Foundation on Monday, October 27, 2003 for an enlightening and memorable debate on this controversial legislation as Myron Ebell, Director of Global Warming Policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Dan Lashof, Director, Global Warming Policy, Natural Resources Defense Council, debate this controversial bill.
Note: Debate was yesterday, but one can hear it on line at the Heritage Foundation and click on View Event.
Director,Senior Scientist, Global Warming Policy, Natural Resources Defense Council:
Kyoto Through the Back Door.."Through the back door, clearly no !..this is front door policy." "In response to the weakness of the Bush policy" as was reported in this week's Weekly Standard." "Effective investment will save the homeowner hundreds of dollars on their yearly use of energy.
Myron Ebell,Director of Global Warming Policy,
Competitive Enterprise Institute:
"Pointless political grandstanding? Harmful political grandstand!Alarmism?" This could be achieved at little cost says McCain and gives example of advertisement: "No money down !!" [on a used car] but the words 48 payments following the "No money down"). "The costs are going to be there and will mount rapidly."
"We need to look at new technology and transform our energy ... all this other stuff is window dressing in the Bush administration." (both in agreement).
Senator Snowe (R-ME) is a co-sponsor of the Climate Stewardship Act (S. 139), co-sponsored by Senators Joe Lieberman (D-CT) and John McCain (R-AZ)legislation. Senator Collins (R-Me) has not made up her mind.
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Even the radical global warming 'scientist' admit that if everyone met Kyoto goals there would be virtually no reduction in global tempretures.