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Friday, June 25, 2004

The Heartland Institute - Global Warming Takes Undeserving Place on Group's 'Top 10 Challenges' List - by S. Fred Singer

The Heartland Institute - Global Warming Takes Undeserving Place on Group's 'Top 10 Challenges' List - by S. Fred Singer: "'The panel looked at three proposals, including the Kyoto Protocol, for dealing with climate change by reducing emissions of carbon,' notes Myron Ebell, who oversees global warming policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. 'The expert panel regarded all three proposals as having costs that were likely to exceed the benefits. The panel recognized that global warming must be addressed, but agreed that approaches based on too abrupt a shift toward lower emissions of carbon are needlessly expensive.'"

"The Consensus ranked four projects as representing good value for money," Ebell has pointed out. "They were: new programs to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS; reducing the prevalence of iron-deficiency anemia by means of food supplements; reducing multilateral and unilateral tariffs and non-tariff trade barriers, together with the elimination of agricultural subsidies; and the control and treatment of malaria."