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The Fraser Institute

November 26, 2007 10:00 ET

The Fraser Institute: Media Advisory-Environmental Economist Bjorn Lomborg Discusses Options for Dealing With Climate Change at Canada Strong and Free Dinner in Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 26, 2007) - The Fraser Institute -

Noted environmental economist and author Bjorn Lomborg will discuss options for dealing with climate change during a Canada Strong and Free gala dinner in Toronto, Wednesday, November 28.

Lomborg will be joined by Fraser Institute senior fellows Mike Harris and Preston Manning who will release their latest policy paper, Vision For a Canada Strong and Free, which spells out how Canada should embrace market-based solutions for dealing with issues such as environmental concerns, energy development, and aboriginal poverty.

Lomborg's latest book, Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming, challenges the gospel of the Kyoto Protocol and those who would curtail economic activity to reduce greenhouse gases. He points out that economic calculations from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change show 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 Wednesday, November 28, 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 Canada Strong and Free gala dinner.

Interested media are invited to attend.

Event: Bjorn Lomborg, Preston Manning, and Mike Harris
Canada Strong and Free gala dinner

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Time: 6 pm-9:30 pm

Location: The Westin Toronto
1 Harbour Square
Toronto, Ontario

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