The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

November 27, 2007 10:00 ET

The Fraser Institute: Media Advisory-Tackling Climate Change the Lomborg Way at "Ca se discute: Fraser @ Opus"

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 27, 2007) - In 2001, Bjorn Lomborg's first book, The Skeptical Environmentalist, raised the temperature in green circles more radically than global warming. Those who believe we should stop at nothing to halt greenhouse gas production see him as a heretic. Those concerned about the impact on the economy praise Lomborg's logic.

Lomborg's latest offering is no less controversial. In Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming, Lomborg challenges the gospel of the Kyoto Protocol and those who would curtail economic activity to reduce greenhouse gases. He points out that even economic calculations from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change show that measures proposed under Kyoto would cost more than the benefits they would generate and he explains how reducing the ability of people to create wealth actually blunts their ability to meet the challenges of future climate change.

On Thursday, November 29, the man Time magazine named in 2004 as one of the 100 most influential people on earth will present his views as part of the Fraser Institute's 2007 cocktail speakers' series, Ca se discute: Fraser @ OPUS. This exclusive series offers a unique opportunity to discuss an array of issues with opinion-makers whose leadership on key topics informs the news and public debate.

Interested media are invited to attend.

Event: Bjorn Lomborg at Ca se discute: Fraser @ OPUS
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2007
Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm (Program from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm)
Location: Opus - Suco lounge
10 Sherbrooke West, corner of St. Laurent

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