Though the Obama Administration is forcefully pushing its carbon regulations, the quantitative basis for these rules, the social cost of carbon (SCC) is fundamentally flawed. So flawed, in fact, Heritage research shows the models used to calculate the SCC can support encouraging CO2 emissions rather than actually restricting them. Other quantitative measures of CO2 policy, such as the likely impact on world temperatures, provide little support for any of the policies offered to date. Ignoring this evidence, the Obama Administration appears resolute in its stance to promote its policy goals – even at the detriment of those adversely impacted by these misguided policies.
Join us for a discussion on the social cost of carbon, and the science, policy, and politics of carbon regulation.
More About the Speakers
The Honorable James M. Inhofe (R-OK)
United States Senator
Followed by a Panel Discussion with
Kevin D. Dayaratna, Ph.D.
Senior Statistician and Research Programmer, The Heritage Foundation
Marlo Lewis, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Energy and Environment, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Patrick J. Michaels, Ph.D.
Director, Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute
David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow, Energy Economics and Climate Change