Internationally-Recognized Economic Expert Margo Thorning to Discuss Global Warming/Cap-and-Trade at Albuquerque Event

The Rio Grande Foundation, New Mexico Prosperity Project, and CARE invite you to a presentation and discussion: The Impact of Climate Change Legislation on the Economy of New Mexico and the Southwest with guest speaker Dr. Margo Thorning Senior VP and Chief Economist at the American Council for Capital Formation.

Margo Thorning
The event will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2009 from 5:45PM to 7:00PM in the Taos Room at the Marriott Pyramid Hotel in Albuquerque, NM.

The $15 price of admission includes discussion, complimentary appetizers, and a no-host bar. RSVP: or call 505-856-7244.

Dr. Thorning will present trends in global energy use and carbon emissions and look at the macroeconomic impact of the Waxman-Markey climate change legislation with respect to GDP, employment, energy prices and annual wages. In addition, Dr. Thorning will suggest a number of practical strategies for reducing global greenhouse growth.

About Dr. Thorning: Margo Thorning is senior vice president and chief economist with the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) and director of research for its public policy think tank. Dr. Thorning also serves as the managing director of the International Council for Capital Formation, a new think tank incorporated in Brussels. The ICCF is an affiliate of the ACCF. Dr. Thorning is an internationally recognized expert on tax, environmental, and competitiveness issues. She writes and lectures on tax and economic policy, is frequently quoted in publications such as the Financial Times, Suddeutsche Zeitung, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal, and has appeared internationally on public affairs news programs.