Science & Technology

Science, Liberty, and Global Warming


There is now an intense focus and controversy on global warming. This disagreement has raised important questions regarding the use of science in public policy–making. This conference addressed the issue of how science works, particularly in the area of global warming, and how the cause of liberty is affected when science and politics collide.


Conference Readings

Alter, Robert, eds. Genesis: Translation and Commentary. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2006.

Roosevelt, Franklin D. Letter to Dr. Vannevar Bush, director of the office of Scientific Research and Development, 17 November 1944.

Bush, Vannevar. "Science: The Endless Frontier." United States Government Printing Office. (Unknown).

Goklany, Indur M, “Climate Change and Sustainable Development” In The Improving State of the World, Washington, DC: Cato Institute, 2007. 289-350.

Gore, Al. Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit. New York: Rodale Books, 1992.

Hayek, Friedrich A. The Constitution of Liberty. London and New York: Routledge, 1960.

Kuhn, Thomas S.. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (Third Edition). Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1996.

Popper, Karl. Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge. New York: Routledge Classics, 2002.

Ridley, Matt. The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation. New York: Penguin, 1998.

Schneider, Stephen H. The Genesis Strategy: Climate and Global Survival. New York: Dell Publishing Co., 1976.

Sowell, Thomas. A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles. New York: Basic Books, 2002.

Wildavsky, Aaron. Searching for Safety. New Brunswick: Transaction Books, 1988.