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Red Hot Lies: How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud, and Deception to Keep You Misinformed

Recorded on December 4, 2008

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

In its relentless push for bigger government, more spending, and more regulation, the global warming lobby will use any means necessary to scare you out of your wits - as well as your tax dollars and your liberties - with threats of rising oceans, deadly droughts, and unspeakable future consequences of "climate change."  In pursuing their anti-energy, anti-capitalist, and pro-government agenda, author Christopher Horner argues that the global warming alarmists - and unscrupulous scientists who see this scare as their gravy train to federal grants and foundation money - resort to dirty tricks, smear campaigns, and outright lies, abandoning scientific standards, journalistic integrity, and the old-fashioned notions of free speech and open debate.  In Red Hot Lies, Horner examines the dark side of the environmental movement.  In the name of "saving the planet" does anything go?  Why such nasty tactics, cover ups, lies, and intimidation?  Horner posits that the global warming lobby simply wants to use big government at the local, state, federal, and global level to run your life; therefore, they can brook no opposition.  In his analysis, the actual facts aren't nearly as scary as their fiction.

Christopher C. Horner, author of the bestselling The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming (and Environmentalism), is a Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, specializing in matters related to global warming.  A frequent commentator on the Fox News Channel, Court TV, MSNBC, PBS, and many other cable networks, Horner is also a contributor to the Washington Times, National Review Online, and Tech Central Station.  He is also a practicing lawyer.