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Patrick Michaels

Patrick J. Michaels is the director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute. Michaels is a past president of the American Association of State Climatologists and was program chair for the Committee on Applied Climatology of the American Meteorological Society. He was a research professor of Environmental Sciences at University of Virginia for thirty years. 

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Can the Government Protect the Environment?

featuring Patrick Michaels on Apr 22, 2015

Patrick Michaels points out that governments are all too often the worst offenders in the room when it comes to pollution and environmental destruction.

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How Would Libertarians Protect the Environment?

featuring Patrick Michaels on Apr 22, 2015

Patrick Michaels says that free markets and wealth provide better incentives and means for human beings to care for the planet than any government policy.

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Bias in Scientific Research

featuring Patrick Michaels, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus on Jan 13, 2014

Patrick J. Michaels joins us this week. When objective science and the need to generate headlines clash, who wins?