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James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au

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De-bunking the debunkers

10
Jul 2007

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 The ARC Centre of Excellence for COral Reef Studies:  “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, +61 2 61259969
Susanne Hutchinson, ANU, +61 2 61259970
Jenny Lappin, CoECRS, +61 7 4781 4222
Jane O’Dwyer, Media Manager ANU, +61 2 6125 5001

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ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au