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Rep. McKinley to Host Discussion on the Origins and Response to Climate Change


Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-WV) announced a panel of distinguished experts in the field of climate science will conduct a panel discussion in Fairmont.

What: Discussion on the Origins and Response to Climate Change

Who: The Office of Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-WV) and the West Virginia High Tech Consortium Foundation

Where: W.Va. High Tech Consortium Foundation, 5000 NASA Boulevard, I-79 Technology Park in Fairmont, WV

When: Thursday, May 30th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This event is open to the media and the public. Please call 202-225-4172 for more information or to R.S.V.P.

Confirmed Attendees:

• Annie Petsonk, International Counsel of Environmental Defense Fund.

• Marc Morano, Executive Director and Chief Correspondent for ClimateDepot.com; former senior advisor, speech-writer and climate researcher for Senator James Inhofe.

• Jim Hurrell, Director, NCAR Earth System Laboratory.

• Myron Ebell, Director of Energy and Environment, Competitive Enterprise Institute.

• David Kreutzer, Ph.D., Research Fellow in Energy Economics and Climate Change, The Heritage Foundation.

• Thomas Sheahan, Ph.D., MIT educated physicist and author.

• Dennis Avery, Director, Center for Global Food Issues at the Hudson Institute and author of “Unstoppable Global Warming Every 1,500 Years”.

• Sarah Forbes, Senior Associate, World Resources Institute.

• A. Scott Denning, Professor, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University.

• Dr. John Christy, Distinguished Professors of atmospheric science, and director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.