AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s distinguished senior fellow-in-residence and the director of the Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment Kathleen Hartnett White authored an article in Friday’s The Hill titled “Civilization’s greatest threat: Islamist terror or climate policy?” In it, she writes:

 “The president’s goal to reduce CO2 by 80 percent in little more than 30 years would take our country back to the pre-industrial horizon of the 18th century. A massive energy flow remains as essential to modern, prosperous countries as does metabolism for the human body. Beyond vitiating the foundations of economic growth, man-made energy scarcity would inevitably sap the physical power needed to overcome our enemies…
 
 “If Obama’s executive actions to ‘de-carbonize’ take root, climate change policy could so weaken our economy, industrial base and military power, that the U.S. could find itself unable to defeat an enemy that, indeed, aims to destroy our civilization.”
 

The article can be read in its entirety here: http://txpo.li/1CccsML.
 
To schedule an interview with Kathleen Hartnett White contact Caroline Espinosa at cespinosa@texaspolicy.com or 512.472.2700.

Kathleen Hartnett White is distinguished senior fellow-in-residence and the director of the Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment. She is also former chairman of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (2001-2007).

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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