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PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Boehlert, Climate Science Experts to Discuss Extreme Weather and Refute Climate Deniers’ Claims

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Contact: Christina DiPasquale
Phone: 202.481.8181
Email: cdipasquale@americanprogress.org

Listen to today’s press call here.

Washington, D.C. — Climate deniers and their conservative allies will descend on the nation’s capital later this week for the annual Heartland Institute’s Conference on Climate Change, whose sponsors in years past have included groups backed by Exxon Mobil and the Koch brothers. In the face of record-breaking extreme weather, from devastating storms and floods to droughts and record-breaking heat that the world has been experiencing, the conference boasts an agenda full of notable climate deniers and presentations disputing that global warming is manmade, despite the fact that the majority of climate scientists agree that human-induced global warming is real.

Please join The Honorable Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY), former chairman of the House Science Committee; Dr. Peter Gleick, climate scientist and president of the Pacific Institute; and Dr. Joseph Romm, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, to discuss the science behind climate change, the flawed arguments of those refuting its manmade nature, and the danger of using rhetoric to guide policy decisions over the sound determinations of the scientific community.

What:

Press call to discuss the recent extreme weather, the science behind climate change, and the flawed arguments of those refuting its manmade nature

Who:

The Honorable Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY), former Chairman, House Science Committee

Dr. Peter Gleick, climate scientist; President, Pacific Institute

Dr. Joseph Romm, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

When:

Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 2:00 p.m. EDT

Call info: 877.210.8943

Conference ID: 78485484

RSVP:

Please contact Christina DiPasquale at cdipasquale@americanprogress.org or 202.481.8181.

**Please note that this call will be recorded. By participating in the call, you consent to be recorded.**

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