Climate ChainsVIDEOhttp://www.climatechains.com/view-film.htmlAbout Climate Chains
One of the greatest threats to freedom and prosperity in America is climate change legislation. Federal and state governments are focused on passing legislation to reduce greenhouse gases, mainly carbon dioxide, emitted through the combustion of fossil fuels. This legislation is known to have profound effects on the livelihood and economic well-being of Americans. It is about more than just money and taxes; it’s about the massive erosion of the world’s standard of living.
Fortunately, America’s wealth and prosperity have made ours one of the cleanest environments in the world. But the fact that improved environmental quality goes hand-in-hand with economic prosperity is often overlooked. Both flourish when property rights are respected and the rule of law is enforced.
Because of both the lack of environmental benefits and the substantial costs associated with climate legislation, Cascade Policy Institute, in association with Victory Studios, is spearheading a video campaign to educate politicians and the American public about this important issue.
Climate Chains is a 22-minute documentary that exposes extreme environmentalism and the misguided pursuit of cap-and-trade legislation. Climate Chains not only explains the dangers of this legislation but offers an alternative to top-down regulation in the form of free market environmentalism.About Cascade Policy Institute
Oregon’s Premier Public Policy Think Tank
Founded in 1991, Cascade Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research and educational organization. Cascade’s mission is to develop and promote public policy alternatives that foster individual liberty, personal responsibility and economic opportunity. Cascade promotes property rights, incentives, markets and decentralized decision-making. Cascade advances these values by sharing its research with the public, the media, and state and local lawmakers through publications, educational programs, community forums and special events. (read more)Publications, Events, and Programs
Cascade publishes policy reports, newsletters, commentaries and weekly news briefs on a variety of topics, including education, fiscal policy, the environment, energy, growth management, transportation, rural issues, health care, social services and more. Cascade hosts conferences and lectures featuring local and national experts and organizes educational programs for students. Cascade’s Summer Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students a strong foundation in the philosophy of freedom and the opportunity to research, analyze and publish their findings on current Oregon policy issues. Cascade facilitates the Children’s Scholarship Fund-Portland, which provides privately funded partial tuition assistance to low-income Oregon families to send their children to the schools of their choice.Policy, Not Politics
Those who subscribe to the principles of individual liberty, limited government and free markets call themselves by many names, including conservative, liberal and libertarian. Cascade combines an appreciation for private enterprise and the market process with a respect for civil liberties. In short, we believe that human happiness, prosperity and social harmony require a limited government that upholds property rights and leaves individuals free to pursue their dreams.
As a policy research organization, Cascade necessarily examines many issues that one day will be decided at the ballot box or in the legislature. That said, the Institute focuses on ideas, not on politics. Cascade is independent; it is not affiliated with any political party or organization. Further, Cascade does not endorse candidates, ballot initiatives or legislation. Instead, the Institute takes a long-range approach to its mission, working to stimulate debate on questions of policy and the proper role of government in a free society.Funding Sources
Cascade Policy Institute is supported by the generous, voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses and foundations. Cascade does not solicit or accept any government funding. Cascade is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization. Contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent provided by state and federal law.About Victory Studios
Victory Studios is a Liberty loving and freedom supporting digital media production company located in Seattle. Partnering with think tanks, policy and advocacy organizations Victory Studios helps create, capture and produce compelling content as a way to introduce others to the civilizing and sustaining concepts and ideas of Liberty.
For more than 35 years Victory Studios has served corporate and cultural clients from concepting to project completion, from the Puget Sound to the Potomac.The Experts
Cascade Policy Institute has scoured the planet to find some of the greatest minds to explain the realities of climate change legislation. Our experts include climate scientists, economists, policy analysts, authors and intellectuals from some of our country’s most recognized think tanks and policy organizations. If you’d like to read more about our experts just click here.