(PRWEB) February 07, 2012
Dr. S. Fred Singer, professor emeritus at the University of Virginia and director of the Science & Environmental Policy Project, will deliver a public lecture at the University of Texas, Austin at 7 p.m. today.
The presentation, titled “The Climate Debate: IPCC, NIPCC, Hockeystick, and Climategate Impacts on Energy Policy and Everything Else,” is part of a five-city tour of Texas, New Mexico, and California sponsored by CFACT, the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow. Dr. Singer is also a senior fellow for environmental policy at The Heartland Institute.
Since the Rio Summit of 1992, energy policy has been dominated by concerns about anthropogenic global warming (AGW). Such policies affect national economies and therefore also national security. But how valid is the evidence for AGW? Dr. Singer will present the results of the latest investigations and address current controversies. He will discuss the ongoing popular climate debate as an example of a conflict of cultures, rather than of science only.
The free lecture is open to the public and media.
What: Lecture by Dr. S. Fred Singer
Title: “The Climate Debate: IPCC, NIPCC, Hockeystick, and Climategate Impacts on Energy Policy and Everything Else”
Where: Mezes Hall Auditorium (Room 1.306), University of Texas, Austin
When: 7 p.m.
Bio: S. Fred Singer is professor emeritus at the University of Virginia and director of the Science & Environmental Policy Project. His specialty is atmospheric and space physics. An expert in remote sensing and satellites, he served as the founding director of the U.S. Weather Satellite Service and, more recently, as vice chairman of the U.S. National Advisory Committee on Oceans & Atmosphere.
In 2007, he founded and chaired NIPCC (the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change). Dr. Singer is co-editor of Climate Change Reconsidered: The 2009 Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), and Climate Change Reconsidered: 2011 Interim Report, both published by The Heartland Institute.
For his recent writings see The American Thinker.
The Heartland Institute is a 28-year-old national nonprofit organization with offices in Chicago, Illinois; Washington, DC; Austin, Texas; Tallahassee, Florida; and Columbus, Ohio. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. For more information, visit our Web site or call 312/377-4000.
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