[ASC-media] Media alert: debunking the climate debunkers

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Tue Jul 10 03:03:59 CEST 2007


Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

MEDIA RELEASE

July 10, 2007


DE-BUNKING THE DEBUNKERS

Scientists from the Australian National University, Stanford University, USA, and ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies will expose the scientific flaws and half-truths in the claims of climate change skeptics at a public forum at the ANU this Friday, July 13th.

Entitled "Debunking "The Great Global Warming Swindle" the workshop will 
present critiques of the ABC televised program from the previous evening entitled "The Great Global Warming Swindle". It will focus in particular on claims that global warming is not due to greenhouse gas emissions but other 'natural' causes.

The public forum will be held in the Finkel Theatre of the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the ANU from 1.40-2.30pm. Speakers at the symposium include: 
* Dr Janette Lindesay, ANU Fenner School of Environmental Science: "The Science of Global Warming: Instrumental Records " 
* Professor Robert Dunbar, Stanford University School of Earth Sciences: "Lessons from the Past: Manmade Climate Change versus Solar, Volcanic Forcing"
* Professor Malcolm McCulloch, ANU Research School of Earth Sciences and CoECRS:  "Why we should Avoid Dangerous Climate Change: Risks, Thresholds and Mitigation" 

Following the speakers the forum will be open for general discussion and questions.  The public and media are welcome to attend.

More information:
Professor Malcolm McCulloch, ANU, 02 61259969
Susanne Hutchinson, ANU, 02 61259970 
Jenny Lappin, CoECRS, 07 4781 4222
Jane O'Dwyer, Media Manager ANU, 02 6125 5001
http://www.coralcoe.org.au/




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