Media Advisory: Presentation of the Summary for Policymakers of the NIPCC Report on Global Warming

March 02, 2008
Diane Carol Bast

Monday, March 3, 2008, 12:00 noon.

Marriott New York Marquis Times Square Hotel
1535 Broadway, New York, NY
Westside Ballroom, 5th Floor

The Summary for Policymakers of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) is being officially released at the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change, taking place in New York City on March 2-4. Editor Dr. S. Fred Singer will deliver a keynote address on Monday, March 3 and will be available to discuss the report, along with nearly a dozen scientists who contributed to the report.

The NIPCC is an international panel of nongovernmental scientists and scholars who have come together to understand the causes and consequences of climate change.

The Summary for Policymakers, titled Nature, Not Human Activity, Rules the Climate, is a concise digest of more than a dozen technical papers being edited for publication as part of the complete NIPCC report.

According to Dr. Singer:

"Our imperfect understanding of the causes and consequences of climate change means the science is far from settled. This, in turn, means proposed efforts to mitigate climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions are premature and misguided. Any attempt to influence global temperatures by reducing such emissions would be both futile and expensive."

Dr. Singer will be available for interviews following the lunch beginning at 2:00 p.m. EST.

Media representatives can register at the MEDIA REGISTRATION TABLE on the 5th floor of the Marriott Marquis at 1535 Broadway during the conference or in advance by contacting Harriette Johnson at The Heartland Institute, at 312-377-4000 or hjohnson@heartland.org.

The full text of the report is available online at http://www.heartland.org/article.cfm?artId=22835.