Commentary: Drought shines light on NM climate change
Is this practical and hard-nosed? A number of economists and energy analysts think so. We believe that they deserve the chance to speak. We in the Citizens Climate Lobby propose that the concerned citizens of the Las Cruces area ask Rep. Whitfield, through our Rep. Steve Pearce, to invite these economists: Greg Mankiw, Bush and Romney advisor; Andrew Moylan of the R Street Institute; Art Laffer, a Reagan advisor; Gary Becker, a conservative Nobel Laureate in economics. At the same time, key science experts merit inclusion: Katharine Hayhoe from Texas Tech; Kevin Trenberth from the National Center for Atmospheric Research; and Veerabhadran Ramanathan from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. This request of our Congress is a simple start that we can all consider.