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Cato Handbook for Policymakers (8th Edition): Global Warming and Climate Change

February 16, 2017
By Patrick J. Michaels & Paul C. Knappenberger

A List Of Major Policy Recommendations For Congressional Staff

Recommends Congress should reject any proposed tax on emissions of carbon dioxide; direct the administration to follow OMB guidelines in the calculation of the “social cost of carbon” and to use scenarios for future climate change that are consistent with observed environmental and climate change; direct the relevant federal agencies to phase out funding for general circulation climate model studies and terminate research support for so-called “impact studies” based upon those models; and determine that the Paris Agreement is a treaty and the Senate should vote for ratification or rejection under Article 2, Section 2 of the Constitution.