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NCPA Earth Day Briefing on Global Warming: 'What Do We Really Know vs. What We Are Told'

4/20/2004 11:06:00 AM

To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor, Environment Reporter

Contact: Sean Tuffnell of the National Center for Policy Analysis, 800-859-1154 or stuffnell@ncpa.org

News Advisory:

Few issues generate more debate or emotion from activists than global warming. This Earth Day, the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) will host a Capitol Hill briefing to examine whether fear of human-induced climate change is based on sound science and what impact proposed solutions will have on the climate and the economy. The briefing, which will be held at 10 a.m. in SD-406 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, will discuss:

-- Whether the science behind global warming fears is sound or shaky;

-- How the issue has been distorted by some scientists, politicians and the media;

-- What impact the Kyoto Protocol or McCain-Lieberman proposal would have on the climate and the economy; and

-- What steps states are taking to combat climate change, and at what cost.

WHAT: NCPA Earth Day Briefing:

Global Warming -- What Do We Really Know vs. What We Are Told


-- David Legates, director, University of Delaware Center of Climatology, NCPA Adjunct Scholar

-- Alexandra Liddy Bourne, director, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Task Force, American Legislative Exchange Council, NCPA Adjunct Scholar

-- Myron Ebell, director of International Environmental Policy, Competitive Enterprise Institute

-- Patrick Michaels, Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, senior fellow, CATO Institute

WHEN: Thursday, April 22, 10 - 11:30 a.m. ET

WHERE: SD-406 Dirksen Senate Office Building

As seating is limited, please R.S.V.P. to the contact listed above.


The NCPA is an internationally known nonprofit, nonpartisan research institute with offices in Dallas and Washington, D. C. that advocates private solutions to public policy problems. We depend on the contributions of individuals, corporations and foundations that share our mission. The NCPA accepts no government grants.



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