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Independent summary of UN climate change report to be released in London on Monday, February 5
   Dean Pelkey, Associate Director, Communications
   The Fraser Institute, Tel (604) 714-4582
Release Date: January 30, 2007
Vancouver, BC - An independent summary of the latest United Nations report on climate change will be released Monday, February 5 in London, England by The Fraser Institute, a well-known Canadian think tank.

The Independent Summary for Policymakers (ISPM) is a detailed and balanced overview of the science section of the 2007 UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.

During past releases of the IPCC report, public attention focused on the accompanying 12-page IPCC Summary for Policymakers. This is a brief document produced through negotiation by government bureaucrats. It is neither written by nor reviewed by the scientific community and has been criticized for its promotional tone and failure to adequately communicate the complexity and uncertainty of the underlying science around climate change.

By contrast, the Fraser Institute’s Independent Summary for Policymakers is prepared by qualified experts in fields related to climate science and has been reviewed by more than 50 scientists around the world. It clearly lays out the current state of climate change knowledge as expressed in the IPCC report and provides specific citations to the chapters and sections of the IPCC report so readers can easily find what scientists have to say on the wide range of issues.

Please join noted climate researcher Dr. Ross McKitrick as well as Dr. Andrei Illarionov, former advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Professor David Henderson, former head of Economics and Statistics at the OECD, David Bellamy, noted environmentalist, and several of the 10 co-authors for the global launch and presentation of the Fraser Institute’s Independent Summary for Policymakers.

Date: Monday, February 5, 2007
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: The Atrium Restaurant (across from the Houses of Parliament)
Four Millbank
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The Fraser Institute is an independent research and educational organization based in Canada. Its mission is to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on the welfare of individuals. To protect the Institute’s independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research.


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