Panelists at the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change in June discussed President Barack Obama’s May 20 address before the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s graduating class, in which he identified climate change as the greatest threat facing the world today.
Heartland Institute Science Director Jay Lehr and James Taylor, the vice president for external affairs for The Heartland Institute, which publishes Environment & Climate News, argue Obama’s imposition of climate change policies on the U.S. armed forces weakens the United States’ national security.
Worried about Wrong Threats
“Nowhere in [Obama’s] speech did he mention the problems in the Middle East, including ISIS,” Lehr said.
This reflects the overwhelming role climate change policy has come to play in public discourse, says Lehr, who then called the public’s fixation on global...
Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint kicked off the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change on June 11 by presenting the 2015 Political Leadership on Climate Change Award to U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-OK).
DeMint, a former U.S. senator from South Carolina, said when introducing Inhofe, “It is vitally important we recognize leaders and public figures who have stood against the tide, unwilling to preach falsehoods...
David Legates, Ph.D., is a climatologist at the University of Delaware. He served as Delaware State Climatologist from 2005 to 2011. Legates has published more than 125 articles in refereed scientific journals, conference proceedings, and monograph series. Environment & Climate News Managing Editor H. Sterling Burnett interviewed Legates, who was honored at the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change in June 2015.
Burnett: You were the state climatologist for Delaware, but no...
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