Hudson Institute Event: Climate Policy Holy Wars

Dec 12, 2011, 11:59 ET from Hudson Institute

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Another UN climate conference, this one in Durban, South Africa, is closing in failure. Environmentalists are angrily denouncing President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for its collapse. Yet many economists fault the environmentalists' own climate agenda as too rigid, too costly, and far too unrealistic.

Are environmentalists and economists locked in a new holy war over climate change? If so, who will win, and who is right? Three of the countries' top experts will discuss these issues on Tuesday, December 13 at Hudson Institute. Hudson President & CEO Kenneth Weinstein will moderate the discussion.

This event coincides with the launch of a new report by Hudson Visiting Fellow Lee Lane, entitled History, Ideology, and U.S. Climate Policy: Beyond the Orthodoxies of Left and Right. The full report is available for download here or on Hudson's website,

What: Panel discussion on climate change and environmentalism, "Climate Policy Holy Wars: Clashing Secular Religions and Stubborn Economic Realities"
Who: Robert Nelson, University of Maryland Professor and Fellow, Independent Institute
                   Lee Lane, Hudson Institute Visiting Fellow
                     Joel Garreau, Fellow, New America Foundation
                  Kenneth Weinstein (moderator), Hudson Institute President & CEO
When: Tuesday, December 13, from 12 to 2:00 PM
Where: Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center
  Hudson Institute, 1015 15th Street NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC, 20005

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