Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Christopher Horner on Global Warming

This week on the Houston Business Show (Monday at 1 PM on CNN 650 and 24/7 at HoustonBusinessShow.com) I interviewed Christopher Horner (photo) of the Competitive Enterprise Institute about his controversial book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism. He is one in a list of national interviews I am doing each week on my show (recently I have had Jonathan Hoenig of Fox News and next week I'll be visiting with my old friend, Stephen Moore of the Wall Street Journal).

During the interview, Christopher quickly tackled the "sacred cow" of liberals, which is the "Global Warming" scare. The facts he brought to the discussion were impressive and deserve more air time else where:

* "Technology means good ecology." The countries with the best technology, produce the least amount of pollution. Encouraging economic growth helps to preserve the a sound environment.

* Excessive regulation and excessive taxation makes the environment unhealthy. Chris and I discussed the Eastern Europe experience and I mentioned that, during my travels to countries like Poland and Hungary, that pollution was terrible (especially Poland, which had the toughest environmental regulations for decades). He pointed out that the more aggressive countries are in taxation in regulation, the worse the environments. Money that would go to capital improvements (making better technology and less pollution), is instead going to fighting legal actions against them in the name of environmentalism.
* There are very few true climate scientists (approximately 80) in the US and they do not have "consensus" on what is going on with the environment. Some attribute it to cycles, others point out that we are moving to global freezing, and others still offer different perspectives. The reports that point to the "scientific community" supporting concerns of global warming are inaccurate because that so called community is made up of individuals who simply lack the right credentials.

There is much more a reader can garner from this excellent book and it should be read by everyone -- particularly those in the manufacturing industry that the new green laws are targeting. I consider Christopher Horner's book "must reading." By the way, you can order it today at our new and improved bookstore.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steven Hawking said on 1-7-07 that global warming is a bigger threat than terrorism. I don't know whether to believe Hawking or the attorney Chris Horner. Everyone knows you can trust an attorney but what does Hawking know.

7:20 PM  
Blogger Kevin Price said...

I love this comment! It proves Horner's point entirely. Hawking is one of the greatest physicists in the history of the world, but he isn't a climatologist, which is helpful in discussing such with authority. There are tons of PhDs who are making alarmist comments about this issue and how are being treated as authorities, though they have little to no expertise when it comes to issues of the climate. Thank you for the excellen example!

10:29 PM  

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