Detroit, MI - Jan. 11, 2010 - The 2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) continues to provide a forum and road map to the automotive future. The Detroit News-WJR Radio are sponsoring a panel debate titled "Climategate: Are Green Auto Rules Based on Flawed Science" Tues., Jan. 12, 2010. Full details are provided below from panel organizers.
Leading climatologists, Congressman Upton headline Detroit Auto Show panel debate on "Climategate: Are Green Auto Rules Based on Flawed Science?"
Sponsored by the Detroit News - WJR Radio, Detroit
Detroit Athletic Club, Tuesday, January 12, 2010
10 AM - 11.30 AM
Moderated by Frank Beckmann
(Broadcast for The Beckmann Show, WJR Radio and DetroitNews.com)
The auto industry's green efforts to meet strict new mpg rules are the dominant theme inside this year's Detroit Auto Show. But outside Cobo Convention Center, it's not just the frigid winter temperatures that have cast doubt on the global warming science driving the biggest regulatory challenge to the industry in a generation. E-mails leaked from the world's top climatology center have put the environmental community in turmoil with allegations that scientific data has been doctored and debate suppressed. The uproar has provoked calls for a congressional investigation and cast doubt on auto mpg rules. Scandal? Or sideshow?
The issue cries out for debate at the world's largest auto gathering, and The Detroit News-WJR Radio have assembled a world-class panel representing the automotive, scientific, and political communities to argue the facts and discuss its impact on the auto market:
Congressman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), House Energy Committee
Skip Pruss, Governor's Chief Energy Officer, State of Michigan
Henry Pollack, Climatologist, University of Michigan
Pat Michaels, Climatologist, Cato Institute
Kathryn Clay, Director of Research, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Myron Ebell, Director, Energy and Global Warming, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Frank Beckmann, Moderator, Michigan's #1 Talk Radio host - WJR-Radio
Please join us for the premier policy event of the 2010 Detroit auto show. Media, industry, public welcome. Shuttle will pick up in front of Cobo Arena between 9.15-930 AM Tuesday morning (following the Cadillac presentation).
DAC address (event is in the Georgian room): 241 Madison Avenue, Detroit, Mich. (Phone: 313 442-1008). The Detroit Athletic Club asks that no denim be worn on its premises.
Contact for more detail:
Henry Payne, The Detroit News
Office #: 313 222-8815
Cell #: 248 672-9882
Karen Bourland, The Detroit News