Science Director Lehr in Australia to Address Climate Change

Published August 5, 2009

Heartland Science Director Jay LehrHeartland Science Direct Jay Lehr, Ph.D. is traveling across Australia in August for a series of meetings to discuss global warming. Lehr will be featured on ABC-TV’s Lateline program on Wednesday evening, August 12 (see for more information).

Lehr’s “Sorting Fact from Fiction on Climate Change” speaking tour will present the evidence about carbon dioxide and how much warming it can and cannot cause to the planet. He will outline many assumed (and often incorrect) ideas about carbon dioxide with evidence from the top scientific bodies in the world. He will explain why the science of carbon dioxide means most government plans to address climate change simply cannot work.

Lehr has meetings scheduled in Melbourne and Victoria, Perth, and Sydney, with planning still underway for engagements in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and the Sunshine Coast.

For more information, contact Dan Miller at 312/377-4000, email [email protected].


Melbourne & Victoria

Friday, August 7
8:00 a.m.
Monash Conference Centre, Level 730
Collins Street, Melbourne

Friday, August 7
12:00 noon
Lunch at 6 /112 Millswyn Street
South Yarra
Email [email protected] for bookings

Friday, August 7
7:30 p.m.
Quality Hotel Manor
669 Maroondah Highway, Mitcham

Saturday, August 8
12:00 noon
Geelong North Presbyterian Church Hall
60 Victoria Street, North Geelong

Saturday, August 8
7:30 p.m.
Ballarat Library
178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat


Monday, August 10
9:00 a.m.
Scarborough Community Recreation Centre
173 Guilder st Scarborough

Monday, August 10
12:00 noon
Lunch – Terrace Ballroom
Hyatt Hotel Perth
with Bob Carter & Jay Lehr
Bookings email [email protected] or by phoning 08 9315 3413.

Tuesday, August 11
12:00 noon
Loftus Recreation Centre
corner Loftus & Vincent Street, Leederville


Wednesday, August 12
9:30 a.m.
Mosman Art Gallery and Community Centre Grand Hall
Corner Art Gallery Way & Myahgah Road, Mosman.

Wednesday, August 12
1:00 p.m.
Sydney Park Pavillion (Alan Davison Centre)
Euston Road, Alexandria

Wednesday, August 12
6:00 p.m.
Dinner – Grand Ballroom, Rydges World Square
389 Pitt Street
RSVP to Katy Denis, [email protected] cost $10

Thursday, August 13
11:00 a.m.
Newtown Neighbourhood Centre
1 Bedford Street Newtown, Sydney

Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast meeting details to come later

About Dr. Jay Lehr

Economist and futurist Dr. Jay Lehr combines five decades of expertise and experience in agricultural economics, agronomy, and environmental science, especially as it pertains to climate. With hard science to support his beliefs, he never fails to lift the spirits of the men and women working in every facet of agri-business today. His precise knowledge of U.S. farm, energy, and environmental legislation as well as every international farm support program and the direction they are moving allows him to predict the future for farm exports, sustainable energy, and for the environment. His vast experience and support for the successful, economically beneficial use of corn in many products including ethanol; and use of soy in many products including bio-fuels; and long-term safety of advances in biotechnology serve to answer many of the questions people in industry have.

Lehr has spoken to hundreds of groups, seminars, major news networks, and radio programs and has written more than 19 books to spread true science, educate on today’s hot topics, and dispel the unfair and inaccurate claims made by environmental advocacy groups.

Heartland Science Director Jay Lehr in the Princeton University alumni parade.Dr. Lehr is also well-known for his athletic accomplishments, including competing in his 10th Ironman Triathlon (while being in his seventies) and holding the world skydiving record for having parachuted from an airplane every month since August 1978 up to today.

He holds a degree in geological engineering from Princeton and has written 19 books and more than 900 journal articles in his fields of expertise.

On 36 occasions Dr. Lehr has testified in Congress to explain the realities of environmental issues as it related to pending legislation.

This video of Lehr was posted on YouTube by Leon Ashby, president of The Climate Skeptics:

This video is a bit of a send up of Lehr educating people about fertilizer: