November 28, 2006 8:40AM

Global Warming Showdown

The media is increasingly embracing the idea that anyone in the scientific community who doesn’t wet their bed over the prospect of future warming is some sort of (a) flat‐​earth know‐​nothing, or or (b) a cynical money grubber who allows oil and coal companies to buy their expertise despite knowing full well that doom is on the horizon.

Well, today you can judge for yourself. At a conference co‐​sponsored by the Western Business Roundtable and the Business Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC), Cato senior fellow Patrick J. Michaels (who, more relevantly, is a professor of environmental science at the University of Virginia and a member of the International Panel on Climate Change) will debate Klaus Lackner, a professor of geophysics at the Earth Sciences center at Columbia University. The debate begins at 1:30 Mountain Standard Time and will be webcast live for all interested. If you count yourself among them, you can go sign up here to listen.