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November 30, 2009 10:00 ET

DeSmogBlog.com: Exposing the Last-Minute Campaign to Trash Copenhagen

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - Nov. 30, 2009) - James Hoggan, author of Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming in conversation with Mark Crispin Miller, author of Fooled Again: How the Right Stole the 2004 Election and at the lectern at Yale University.

In the final days before the global climate summit in Copenhagen, the industry-funded community of climate change deniers revealed that they had hacked into a UK university and stolen thousands of emails, some of which they said threw the science of climate change into question. "This is classic," says James Hoggan, author of Climate Cover-up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming. "It is the logical extension of the 20-year-old campaign to sow confusion and doubt - to do anything, no matter how objectionable, to block action on climate change."

Climate Cover-up, which Hoggan wrote with investigative journalist Richard Littlemore, is a detailed and compelling account of that campaign, tracing the denial industry's movements to the earliest strategy documents. The book names names, connecting think tanks and compliant scientists to the fossil fuel giants that have financed the crusade - the companies that have the most to lose if the world actually begins to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The book will shock you, but first, on Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, Hoggan and New York University media studies professor Mark Crispin Miller will entertain you and together will help you understand how public relations professional, overburdened media and compromised politicians have all been caught in the Climate Cover-up.

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, Hoggan will also be speaking at Yale University in New Haven, CT., in a lecture sponsored by the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy and the Committee on Canadian Studies of The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.

James Hoggan is president of a PR firm and chair of the David Suzuki Foundation. That is, he's an expert on public perception and environmental issues both.

Mark Crispin Miller, political scientist, professor and activist, is the author of several excellent books on the dangers that democracy faces from corporate and media manipulation.

Details:

Monday, November 30, 2009 - New York City

Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: McNally Jackson Books

52 Prince Street (between Lafayette and Mulberry)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - Yale University

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Location: Bowers Auditorium, 205 Prospect St, New Haven, CT, 06511

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