Minnesota Legislators Invite Heartland Staff to Lead Climate Change Seminar

Published April 16, 2008

(Chicago, Ill. – April 16, 2008) On Thursday, April 17, two senior staff members from The Heartland Institute will lead a legislative seminar in Minnesota on the science behind climate change at the invitation of Gopher State law makers.

James Taylor, managing editor of Environment & Climate News and senior fellow for environment policy, and Trevor Martin, vice president and head of government affairs, will lead the presentation at 7 p.m. at Elk River High School’s Little Auditorium.

The two Heartland executives were invited by the sponsors of the event, Sen. Mike Jungbauer and Rep. Sondra Erickson. Additional legislators from the suburban St. Paul area also are encouraging constituents to attend the free seminar.

James and Trevor will screen Al Gore’s documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” and Martin Durkin’s powerful rebuttal “The Great Global Warming Swindle” for attendees.

James, author of the book “What Climate Scientists Think about Global Warming,” is among the nation’s most articulate and knowledgeable debunkers of the junk science that underlies alarmists’ arguments about climate change.

The seminar comes at a time when the legislature is debating several climate-change inspired bills.

Joe Bast, president of the Heartland Institute, said, “The invitation from a group of Minnesota legislators shows the high regard that James, Trevor and Heartland in general are held. It also is a testament to their intellectual rigor and their willingness to confront global warming alarmists.”

What: Free legislative seminar on the science behind global warming
Where: lk Grove Senior High, 900 School St., Elk River, Minn.
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2008
Who: James Taylor, senior fellow, Trevor Martin, vice president, The Heartland Institute
Why: At the invitation of several state senators and representatives.
More info: Ryan Flugaur 651/296-9896 or [email protected]

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