Capitol Hill Briefing

Global Warming: Some Convenient Facts

May 7, 2007 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

B-339 Rayburn House Office Building

Featuring: Patrick J. Michaels, Senior Fellow in Environmental Studies, Cato Institute, Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia and Jerry Taylor, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

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Michaels and Taylor will respond to Vice President Gore’s documentary and recent congressional presentations.

Michaels will discuss the artificial polarization of views on this issue into one camp of vocal alarmists and another camp that simply does not accept the notion that human activity is warming surface temperatures. The truth lies in between, which makes it politically unpopular to both poles of the discussion. Michaels will discuss the real state of the science, showing that an objective reading of both climate history and climate projections leads to the inescapable conclusion that global warming will be modest and that calls to “do something” immediately are likely to be counterproductive.