Climate Change: Separating Fact from Fiction
Featuring Lord Christopher Monckton

When: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 7:00pm
Where:  Rudder Tower 601
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Event fliers:  Flier one color, Flier two color, Flier 1 BW, Flier 2 BW

This event is graciously sponsored by Collegians For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT).

In 2005, Al Gore said "we will face a string of terrible catastrophes unless we act to prepare ourselves and deal with the underlying causes of global warming." According to him, the supposed causes can be found in the current CO2-emitting energy industry. Thus he suggests that we cap, tax, and regulate the industry out of existence and switch to other sources of energy. President Obama agrees: "Unless we free ourselves from a dependence on these fossil fuels and chart a new course on energy in this country, we are condemning future generations to global catastrophe."

But is Al Gore right about the science of climate change? Is catastrophe heading our way? Cheap, efficient energy from fossil fuels has been the key to American prosperity and high standard of living. Shouldn't we be skeptical of any policy that undermines them?

Lord Monckton challenges Gore's assertions that have become the conventional wisdom over the past several years. Come hear a reasoned perspective that you're unlikely to find in any classroom or mainstream news source!

Biography:
Christopher, Third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, was Special Advisor to Margaret Thatcher as UK Prime Minister from 1982 to 1986 and gave policy advice on technical issues. On leaving 10 Downing Street, he established a successful specialist consultancy company, giving technical advice to corporations and governments. His two articles in the Sunday Telegraph late in 2006 debunking the climate-change "consensus" received more hits to the newspaper's website than any other in the paper's history: the volume of hits caused the link to crash. His contribution to the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report in 2007 - the correction of a table inserted by IPCC bureaucrats that had overstated tenfold the observed contribution of the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets to sea-level rise - earned him the status of Nobel Peace Laureate. He has lectured at university physics departments on the quantification of climate sensitivity, on which he is widely recognized as an expert, and his limpid analysis of the climate-feedback factor was published on the famous climate blog of Roger Pielke, Sr. His lecture to undergraduates at the Cambridge Union Society on climate change has been released by SPPI as Apocalypse? NO!, a full-length feature movie on high-definition DVD (available from www.greatswindle.com). Apocalypse? NO! been described by Professor Larry Gould of the University of Hartford, Connecticut, as the best film ever made on climate change.